Donald Orndoff | U.S. Green Building Council
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Donald Orndoff

Oakland, CA

Don Orndoff is senior vice president of National Facilities Services at Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, with an annual operating revenue of more than $50 billion. Often referred to as the model for the future of health care, Kaiser Permanente serves more than 9 million members. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente pioneered the integrated delivery model, which, through a partnership between the health plan, hospitals, and Permanente medical groups, delivers high quality, coordinated care to members. This coordinated care delivery model enables sharp focus on prevention and affordable health care through the use of evidence-based medicine and industry-leading technology.

Orndoff is accountable for Kaiser Permanente’s 78-million-square-foot real estate portfolio, including more than 1,000 facilities, with a replacement value of $32 billion. He oversees an annual capital program of $3 billion, and an annual operating budget of $1.5 billion.

Orndoff leads National Facilities Services (NFS), a national organization of nearly 3,000 people, who provide products and services to support the complete facilities management life-cycle. Organized into five collaborative business lines, NFS supports Kaiser Permanente’s business strategies with facilities planning and design, construction acquisition, real estate acquisition, facilities operations, and clinical technology.

Under his leadership, NFS is currently managing the delivery of eight new hospitals, 20 medical offices, and numerous data centers, distribution facilities, and administrative spaces. NFS completed $277million in real property transactions last year, and managed $240 million in lease-related expenses. NFS also manages the ongoing integration of more than 300,000 medical devices into the Kaiser Permanente care delivery infrastructure, enabling medical teams to deliver smarter and more connected care.

Orndoff oversees Kaiser Permanente’s energy strategy, which focuses on reducing energy intensity and pursuing green power opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Orndoff has committed to spending $331 million this year with construction suppliers that are owned by minorities, women, and veterans to support Kaiser Permanente’s continued commitment to diversity.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2010, Orndoff served in the federal Senior Executive Service as director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Construction and Facilities Management in Washington, D.C. Prior to his work with the VA, he served as a commissioned officer for more than 29 years in the Civil Engineer Corps of the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of captain.

Orndoff received his bachelor’s of architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a master’s degree in construction engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He also received executive business management training from Dartmouth College.

He is a licensed registered architect in Virginia, and a member of the American Institute of Architects, National Institute of Building Sciences, and Healthcare Facilities Institute.