Roberta Tinajero-Frankel

Community Benefit Manager, Kaiser Permanente

Roberta Tinajero-Frankel is a Community Benefit Manager leading Kaiser Permanente’s Community Health Improvement team.   She oversees both the Healthy Eating Active Living program that addresses the obesity epidemic and the Safety Net efforts that address access to health care. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Regional headquarters in 2005, she was the Public Affairs Director for the Los Angeles and West Los Angeles medical centers where she was responsible for internal communication, community benefit, media relations and government affairs.  Previously, she worked in transportation public affairs where her work promoting alternative modes of commuting is relevant to her current work supporting walking and biking as easy and accessible physical activity practices.  Roberta’s portfolio includes healthy parks work including park development in park poor neighborhoods, physical activity programing, school wellness and The HEAL Cities Campaign. Her roots in health care originated at the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California where she was Director of Public Relations. She is on the Board of Self Help Graphics and Art, a social action and arts organization serving Los Angeles’ eastside.  She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton.

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