Alfonse Upshaw

Alfonse Upshaw has served as a member of our Board since December 2020. Mr. Upshaw is Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Hospitals (Kaiser Permanente). Mr. Upshaw also served as Interim Regional Chief Financial Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest region for several months in 2020. Previously, Mr. Upshaw was an audit partner with Deloitte where he served Fortune 500 public as well as high growth private clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Upshaw has served on not-for-profit boards and several advisory committees including the Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Windrush School Board of Trustees, the UC Berkeley Center for Financial Reporting and Management, and the American Heart Association Research Roundtable. Mr. Upshaw holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.

Qualification/Skills/Attributes: Extensive accounting, finance and corporate governance experience, including holding roles as chief accounting officer and regional chief financial officer of the largest integrated healthcare company in the United States, as well as qualification to serve as a financial expert and experience developing and executing strategic, enterprise-wide initiatives including finance transformation, M&A, diversity and inclusion and other workforce initiatives.