L.A. Care Welcomes Dr. Trudi Carter as Our New CMO

L.A. Care is pleased to announce that Dr. Trudi Carter has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer effective November 19. She currently serves as the CMO at CalOptima, the Medi-Cal health plan in Orange County.

A person of remarkable achievement, Dr. Carter has the vision and leadership to help steer L.A. Care into our next phase of growth. Innovative and adept at navigating complex systems, Dr. Carter’s commitment to our mission, the communities we serve, and the network of doctors, specialists, hospitals, clinics and ancillary providers we partner with each day is clear.

Her career has ranged from working at a health plan to a multi-specialty practice, and from a physician practice management company to a major hospital system, Catholic Healthcare West, before leading her to the Medicaid field at Schaller Anderson and subsequently at CalOptima. She has degrees from Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine and Howard University, a certificate in medical management from the University of Southern California, and is a member of the Trinity Hospice Board in Torrance, California, and the Christus Healthcare System Board in Dallas, Texas, among many others.

In her capacity as CMO, Dr. Carter will be responsible for providing clinical and administrative oversight for all medical administration and clinical functions at L.A. Care. She will help to ensure the quality of health care delivery to members, will lead the development of innovative approaches to improving care for the vulnerable populations served, and will develop strategies, goals and work plans to partner with our contracted plans and providers to enhance access and quality of care.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Trudi Carter to L.A. Care!