Patricia McDonald

Since joining Intel in 1986 as a summer intern, Patricia has held a variety of engineering, manufacturing and management positions in Intel’s fabs, including her previous position as plant manager of Fab 20. In her current position as director of Product Health Enhancement, she is responsible for a global organization committed to delivery of better product quality, affordability and cycle time over the lifetime of Intel’s products. Additionally, Patricia has pioneered Intel’s Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative: a collaboration of Portland health care providers, a health plan and Virginia Mason Institute. The intent of the collaborative is to improve access, increase quality and reduce the cost of healthcare for Intel employees and their families. Her unique contribution to the healthcare collaborative stems from 3 years of applying LEAN to manufacturing and business processes. Patricia also serves as the Intel executive sponsor for Women in Intel Network and the local executive sponsor for Oregon WIN. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University and currently lives in Oregon with her husband and son.