Jennifer Liebermann founded and leads Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Health Care Innovation Center. The Garfield Center enables patients and clinicians to envision the future of health and empowers them to prototype and test concepts in a safe, simulated environment. Teams at the Garfield Center use design thinking and performance improvement methods to meet end user needs. Under Jennifer’s leadership, the Garfield Center has evolved into a beacon for innovation at Kaiser Permanente with 200-300 innovation projects that touch down at the Center annually. Seventy five news media outlets have profiled the Garfield Center including the New York Times, Fast Company magazine and Harvard Business Review.
Jennifer joined Kaiser Permanente in 2004 and has twenty years of experience working with groups to design and launch new ventures in the health care industry. She previously held roles in digital health product management at AdvancePCS (now CVS) and led workforce policy initiatives at The UCSF Center for the Health Professions. Jennifer was an Edgar Kaiser scholar at UC Berkeley, where she received an MBA and an MPH from the Haas School of Business and the School of Public Health. She holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking in the East Bay hills with her husband and two kids and is an advocate for active transportation in her community.