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Recruitment Now Open for the CalOptima Health Board of Directors

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(Santa Ana, CA) - The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) is pleased to announce that recruitment is now open for the CalOptima Health Board of Directors. A County-organized health system, CalOptima Health serves nearly 935,000 low-income children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities. CalOptima Health launched in 1995 in response to the local health care system’s difficulty in meeting the needs of vulnerable Orange County residents. Today, CalOptima Health is the single largest health insurer in Orange County and recognized statewide for delivering quality care. CalOptima Health’s mission is to serve member health with excellence and dignity, respecting the value and needs of each person. 

The HCA is seeking applicants who represent the diverse backgrounds, interests and demographics of Orange County residents and have the experience and expertise to operate a public health care system.
To apply for a seat on the CalOptima Health Board of Directors, please complete an application by April 26, 2024. Applications can be found on the HCA’s website at We may reopen or extend recruitment. Please send a completed application and resume to: 
OC Health Care Agency
Attention: James Kim
405 W. 5th Street, Suite 710
Santa Ana, California 92701
Please note all applications are public records. The selected applicants will serve beginning upon appointment by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. CalOptima Health Board meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at CalOptima Health, located at 505 City Parkway W. in the City of Orange.

Applications are being accepted for the following seats on the CalOptima Health Board of Directors:   

  1. One person who is a current hospital administrator or is a former hospital administrator.
  2. One person who is a practicing licensed medical provider who is not an owner or officer or a member of the board of directors of a contracted independent physician’s association or provider network.
  3. One person who is a practicing licensed physician and who is also a representative of a contracted independent physician’s association or provider network.
  4. One person of a member of the public who is a legal resident of Orange County.
  5. One person who is an accounting or public finance professional, or an attorney who is an active member of the State of California bar.
  6. One person who is a representative of a community clinic, which may include, but is not limited to, a representative of a federally qualified health center.
  7. One person who is a current CalOptima Health member or is a family member of a current CalOptima Health member. For the purposes of this subdivision, “family member” means a parent, sibling, foster parent, or legal guardian of a CalOptima Health member.

For additional information, please contact James Kim at (714) 834-3883 or via email at