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Company Overview of California HealthCare Foundation

Company Overview

California HealthCare Foundation commissions research and analysis; publishes and disseminates information; convenes meetings of health care groups; and funds the development of programs and models for enhancing health care in California. The company primarily focuses on areas, such as enhancing the quality of care for the people with chronic diseases; reducing barriers for affordable health care to the underserved; and promoting transparency and accountability in the health care system. It also publishes healthcare related documents in electronic format. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Oakland, California with an additional office in Sacramento, California.

1438 Webster Street

Suite 400

Oakland, CA 94612

United States

Founded in 1996

Phone:

510-238-1040

Fax:

510-238-1388

Key Executives for California HealthCare Foundation

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 57
Web Editor
Editor
Chief Learning Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

California HealthCare Foundation Key Developments

CHCF Elects Two New Board Members

The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) announced that Marc Jones and Bradley Gilbert, MD, have been elected to the board of directors. Jones is the chairman and CEO of Aeris Communications, a machine-to-machine cellular communications company based in Silicon Valley. Gilbert is CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP). Jones has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry as a securities lawyer, investment banker, and senior business executive. Gilbert is a member of the boards of the California Association of Health Plans, the Local Health Plans of California, and the California Association of Public Hospitals (Safety Net Institute).

California HealthCare Foundation Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

The California HealthCare Foundation announced appointments to three senior leadership positions: chief learning officer, director of the Health Reform and Public Programs initiative, and director of the Better Chronic Disease Care program. Marian Mulkey, the current director of the Health Reform and Public Programs initiative (HRPP), will become the foundation's chief learning officer at the Oakland-based philanthropy. She will be responsible for advancing organizational learning and evaluation at all levels of the foundation and will report to the president/CEO. Prior to joining CHCF, she was as an independent health policy consultant and also worked at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Christopher Perrone is now appointed to replace Mulkey as director of HRPP, which works to support implementation of health care reform and to advance the effectiveness of California's public coverage programs. Prior to joining foundation, Perrone served as director of planning for the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance. Dr. Kelly Pfeifer has been appointed director of the Better Chronic Disease Care program, which focuses on improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for Californians with chronic diseases. Previously, Pfeifer was the chief medical officer of the San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), which is the local Medi-Cal managed care plan in San Francisco and the third-party administrator for the city's innovative health access program, Healthy San Francisco.

California HealthCare Foundation Announces Executive Changes

Sandra R. Hernández, MD, the former director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and a practicing physician, has been named president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation. Hernández will succeed founding President and CEO Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA, who announced earlier in 2013 that he was stepping down from the foundation he has led since 1996. Hernández will join CHCF on Jan. 2, 2014.

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