Meet the President

Meet the President

Susan E. Funk, MBA

The founder and president of the Kailos group, Inc., a California-based healthcare consulting firm, Susan Funk is a seasoned consultant with over three decades of experience spanning multiple aspects of the healthcare industry.

Ms. Funk's expertise is grounded in first-hand experience as an Associate Director of a university teaching hospital and a psychiatric and addictive disease hospital. Her line management experience includes clinical, administrative and support functions, along with marketing and strategic planning. Prior to obtaining an entering hospital management, she worked on healthcare policy for a U.S. Congressman.

Ms. Funk is an experienced leader of healthcare associations:

  • Member, Healthcare Consultants Committee, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Past President, Health Care Executives of Southern California, an award-winning chapter of the
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Former Board Member, Women in Health Administration of Southern California
  • Former Board Member, Western States Affiliate, American Heart Association
  • Former Board Member, Greater Los Angeles Affiliate, American Heart Association


Ms. Funk earned a BA cum laude from Yale University in 1979. She earned her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1985, where she focused on the healthcare industry, and was designated an Arjay Miller Scholar (academic top ten percent). Her Stanford degrees also include a Certificate in Public Management.

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