Robin Cisneros

Executive Director, Planning and Strategy

Sandra Sebastian

Robin Cisneros is executive director of Planning and Strategy at The Permanente Federation, responsible for supporting executive leadership meetings, the annual strategic planning process, and other strategic planning efforts on behalf of the Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs) and in partnership with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals.

Cisneros has been with Kaiser Permanente since 1989. Prior to joining the Federation, she worked for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) for 12 years, contributing to the establishment of SCPMG’s Medical Technology Management Process and the interregional guideline efforts.

She joined the Federation in 2001 to manage the national agenda for the evidence-based review of new medical technology through the Interregional New Technologies Committee (INTC). In 2004, Cisneros began working with the National Product Council (NPC) to provide strategic direction, coordination, and PMG perspective and leadership. As an associate member of the NPC, Cisneros works with The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals, Kaiser Permanente’s Group Purchasing Organization, and the clinical members of the NPC Core Groups and Sourcing and Standards Teams.

Cisneros also served as a member of the Interregional Implant Registry Committee (IIRC), which was established in 2006. The IIRC provides oversight to implant registry projects and manages the development of new implant registries. Most recently, Robin led the creation of the NPC’s Health and Value Creation (HAVC) Initiative. She now serves as HAVC co-chair.

Cisneros has a bachelor’s from Monmouth College in Illinois in physics and a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California in biomedical engineering.


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