College of Health and Human Services Advisory Board
Deborah L. Royalty, RN, is a Mason graduate, having earned her master’s degree in 1988. Currently, Debbie is the Medical Group Administrator for The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in Sacramento, California. In this role she acts as the Chief Operating Officer over medical group operations and has helped lead the development of the first trauma center for Kaiser Permanente at the South Sacramento Medical Center.
Before transferring to the West, Debbie was the Area Administrator of the Northern Virginia Service Area for Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic Region. Her accountabilities in this role included leadership and oversight for all Kaiser Permanente medical center operations in Northern Virginia. Debbie worked in several leadership capacities for Inova Health System prior to her employment with Kaiser Permanente.
Debbie is Certified in Nursing Administration and maintains several professional memberships, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Debbie’s daughter, Sarah Royalty, is a 2009 alumna of Mason’s School of Law.
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