As the largest medical group in the United States, TPMG is responsible for the health care of over 3 million Kaiser Permanente members and comprises over 6,600 physicians and 28,000 nurses and staff. It provides clinical care in 21 medical centers and over 40 medical office facilities across Northern California. As a member of TPMG's Executive Leadership Team, Lapiz provides strategic leadership in multiple areas including finance, capital, communications, operations, human resources and technology adoption. Appointed to Vice President in 2000, her responsibilities include overseeing a $200 million annual operating budget. She also plays a critical role in determining how the medical group's $8 billion of annual revenue are allocated across the care delivery system and how Kaiser Permanente can best invest over $ 1 billion each year in new capital construction. Over the past decade, Lapiz has been instrumental in Kaiser Permanente's expansion plans including the construction of eight hospitals and the addition of medical office facilities in 13 communities across Northern California.
Lapiz also oversees TPMG's talent management and succession planning programs for both physician and administrative leaders. Under her leadership, over 1,000 physicians have participated in the "Physician Leadership Series" that includes full-day programs on communication, motivation, coaching, strategic thinking and implementation of innovative approaches to medical care. Most recently, Lapiz assumed responsibility for shaping TPMG's adoption of internet-based technology into clinical practice. In 2009, Lapiz was elected to the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. In that same year, she was honored by Filipinas Magazine as the recipient of its Corporate Leadership Achievement Award. Her research work with faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business has recently resulted in the publication of papers in The Leadership Quarterly and Healthcare Management Review.
Lapiz joined TPMG in 1993 after completing both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley. The child of Filipino immigrants who worked as farm laborers in the agricultural fields of California, she founded the Lapiz Family Scholarship Fund in 2003 in honor of her parents and the experience of her family in pursuing the American dream. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to the children of farm workers seeking a college education. In the short time since its establishment, it has succeeded in helping 10 students attend the University of California at its campuses in Berkeley, Davis and Santa Cruz.