Kathleen J. McIntire, CAVS
Director, Volunteer & Chaplain Services, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

Kathleen has been in the field of volunteer management for 19 years.  Beginning her journey at a small community hospital, she brings experiences to the volunteer world from La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Gardena Memorial Hospital and presently as Director of Volunteer and Chaplain Services at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.  Currently overseeing 425 volunteers with an additional 250 onboarding in the summer, in the largest Kaiser Permanente hospital, Kathleen has developed programs that target the learning needs and career goals of college and high school students throughout Los Angeles.

Through development of strong partnerships with programs such as Bernstein STEM Academy, UCLA Worksource, Hollywood Worksource and HIRE LA, she has had the opportunity to provide summer jobs for 50-60 students every summer.  She also offers volunteer opportunities for 250 high school students every summer, providing them with the opportunity to learn about the various career paths within healthcare today.  Most recently she has created a unique partnership with Helen Bernstein STEM Academy in which students begin a partnership with Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles in the 9th grade and develop and grow that partnership throughout their four year high school experience.  She has used her creativity to develop community programs such as her Teen Healthcare Leadership Academy, Care Partners and Red Vest Concierge programs, which have created a solid impact to the care experience within her facility.

Kathleen is currently serving a 3-year term as Board Member with The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals and sits on the Statewide Board Association.  She is the former President, Vice President, Treasurer and Membership chair of SCADVS. 

She is currently working to complete her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration at Azusa Pacific University, to be completed in 2017.


Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
4867 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027-5961
(323) 783-8991