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Tricia Kassab

Dr. Tricia Kasab


Dr. Tricia Kassab, EdD., RN, FACHE, CPHQ, HACP
Tricia Kassab is the District VP of Quality & Patient Safety at Palomar Health in San Diego, CA. Tricia is a systems thinker and is passionate with patient safety and mitigating preventable patient harm. She is the Immediate Past President of Healthcare Executives of Southern California. In addition, Tricia is an adjunct professor at University of Massachusetts Global University in the School of Business.
Dr. Kassab’s background as a RN began in the cardiovascular ICU at Mass General. She has worked at high performing organizations across the nation over her 35+ years of a professional career.
Tricia holds a doctorate degree in education, specifically organizational leadership from Brandman University, which is part of the Chapman University system. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Healthcare Quality. Tricia is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a certified professional in healthcare quality. Additionally, Tricia holds a healthcare accreditation certificate professional.
Outside of work, Tricia has 2 sons in their 20’s, one of whom works at EPIC, the electronic health record company in Wisconsin. Her youngest son graduated Chapman University in computer science and will complete his master’s degree in 2022. In her spare time Tricia enjoys Zumba classes; reading, computerized sewing and Netflix!


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