Wednesday, May 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, announced that Antonia Jiménez, the Acting Director of Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), is joining L.A. Care’s Board of Governors. 

"Like L.A. Care, DPSS provides services for low-income residents of Los Angeles County," said Jiménez. "I look forward to working closely with the health plan to ensure our vulnerable residents have access to high quality health care." 

L.A. Care’s Board of Governors is a 13-member stakeholder board, which includes representatives of various stakeholder groups, including community clinics, doctors, plan members and the County of Los Angeles, among others. Jiménez is filling a vacant board seat designated for an L.A. County representative. 

Antonia brings with her a wealth of knowledge about the delivery of public health services. We can depend on her to help us fight for our members.

--John Baackes
CEO, L.A. Care

Prior to becoming the Acting Director at DPSS, the second largest locally-operated social services agency in the nation, Jiménez served as its Chief Deputy, and as Deputy Chief for the Children and Families' Well-Being Cluster. She currently oversees nearly 14,000 employees and a budget of $4 billion.

Jiménez earned a Bachelor of Science from Emmanuel College and has attended both the program for Senior Managers and the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. 

About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™,  Medi-CalL.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.


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