Paul W. Foster was born, raised and attended school in San Diego,
California. Attending the University of San Diego, Paul received his
undergraduate degree in Political Science/Public Administration in 1980.
Following his graduation Paul worked in the City Managers Office of several
Southern California cities, including Vista, Pico Rivera, and Lake Elsinore. In
1982, Paul joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group as the
Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Inland Counties. Paul attended
the University of Redlands and received his Masters Degree in Human Resources in
1987. Shortly thereafter, he joined the operations staff of the Southern
California Permanente Medical Group and was promoted to the senior staff as
Assistant Medical Group Administrator in 1987. In this position Paul is
responsible for a staff in excess of 500 and a multi-million dollar operations
and capital budget. He has been an active participant in the expansion of the
Fontana Medical Center Service Area, seeing the membership grow from 245,000
members to over 500,000.
In his tenure he has overseen the planning, development and operation of the
SCPMG Rancho Cucamonga Medical Office, Loma Linda Medical Office and most
recently Redlands Medical Offices. Over his thirty-three years with SCPMG, Paul
has been honored multiple times including the recipient of the organization’s
Exceptional Contribution Award on five different occasions.