Vince Golla

Director of Social Media
Kaiser Permanente

Vince Golla is Director of Social Media at Kaiser Permanente, which cares for 9.6 million people in eight states and the District of Columbia.

Reporting to the Vice President for Public Relations and Communications, Vince creates and executes against a strategy in which the organization uses social media tools to simultaneously extend/amplify the reach of its public relations and markeging efforts, and protect the organization’s reputation. He consults with and works closely with Kaiser Permanente's operational and clinical organizations to create and lead a shared vision for social media efforts in an organization of 175,000 employees and 18,000 physicians.

Prior to this role, Vince was at various times editor of the organization’s corporate news website, the Kaiser Permanente News Center, editor of its national intranet, and co-editor of "Hank" magazine, a periodical serving 125,000 employees in Kaiser Permanente's Labor Management Partnership.

Before arriving at Kaiser Permanente, Vince was the Internal Communications Manager at PeopleSoft. Vince’s first career was in daily newspapers, in which he was a reporter and city editor in the Contra Costa (California) Times’ organization for 16 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.