Health Net Names New Leadership Team to Help Improve Health Outcomes, Address Health Equity for Medi-Cal Members Across the State
For decades, Health Net has worked hand-in-hand with
“At Health Net, we believe healthcare is best delivered locally,” said
Enhanced Medi-Cal Regional Leadership Team Structure
“Martha’s career exemplifies a commitment to advancing health equity and serving our most vulnerable populations by working with providers at the local level,” said Ternan. “As California envisions the future of
Health Net also announced the following leaders to oversee the specified geographic regions:
Karen Richmond, Vice President, will oversee Los Angeles, Riversideand San Bernardinocounties. For more than three decades, Richmond has held leadership roles at Southern Californiagovernment-funded managed care plans and provider organizations, including responsibility for Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles/Cal MediConnect and improving HEDIS and CMS Starquality scores.
Kathleen Lang, Vice President, will oversee San Diegoand Imperialcounties. Lang has served in healthcare quality, programmatic, and operations roles since 2001. Previously, she held leadership roles at the Imperial County Behavioral Health Servicesand Public Health Departments and County Executive Office before joining California Health & Wellnessand Health Net Medicaid.
Nai Kasick, Vice President, will oversee the Central Valley. Kasick has more than 20 years as a health care executive serving low-income or underemployed culturally and linguistically diverse beneficiaries. Previously, served as the senior director of health services at the nation’s largest public health care organization. Her proudest professional accomplishment includes securing the prestigious NCQA Multicultural Health Care Distinction.
Amber Kemp, Vice President, will oversee Northern California. Kemp has more than a decade of leadership experience in developing and operationalizing Medicaid and Covered California policy. Her most recent leadership roles included serving as Vice President, State Medicaid Policy, for the California Association of Health Plans; Vice President, Health Care Coverage, with the California Hospital Association; and roles with the California Department of Health Care Services(DHCS) director’s office and the Board of Equalizationunder member Betty T. Yee.
Harout Torosian, Senior Director, will oversee Fresno, Kingsand Maderacounties. Born and raised in Fresno, Torosian is an experienced healthcare leader with nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
In addition to the new regional structure, Health Net announced the appointment of Dr.
Health Net’s continued focus on health equity and innovation has boosted the health plan’s quality scores* and earned it the highest ranking in customer service among health insurers, according to a recent third-party analysis.**To learn more, visit www.HealthNet.com.
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At Health Net, we believe every person deserves a safety net for their health, regardless of age, income, employment status or current state of health. Founded in
*Health Net improved its state quality scores in 85% of the counties it served between 2015 and 2018. In the last two years alone, the company boosted state quality scores by more than 3%. From 2019 to 2020, Health Net’s quality measures met or exceed the 50th percentile in national rankings in 70% of the counties it served.
**Health Net received the highest performance rating in customer service among health insurers in Forrester’s proprietary 2021 CX Index™ survey. The ranking was based on responses from 12,824 US individuals measuring 17 brands in the industry. The proprietary survey results are based on consumers’ opinions of the experiences with the brands in the survey. Forrester Research does not endorse any company included in any CX Index™ report and does not advise any person to select the products or services of any particular company based on the ratings included in such reports.
Source: Health Net