Dr. Bechara Choucair
Senior vice president and chief health officer,
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals
Choucair is at the forefront of a host of Kaiser Permanente initiatives to address everything from affordable housing and preventing gun violence to increasing access to mental health services in schools. Over the summer, he penned an op-ed for the Washington, D.C., policy newspaper, The Hill, calling for a rethinking of public health in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, saying, “It’s time to rethink public health by understanding the inequities that are making people sick and targeting resources where they are needed most.” He was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” for 2020.