Linnea brings many years’ experience working on different aspects
of the Medi-Cal program and has particular expertise in
behavioral health. Immediately prior to coming to LHPC, Linnea
was a Senior Policy Analyst for the County Behavioral Health
Directors Association (CBHDA) where she served as the
organization’s expert on California’s Section 1915(b) waiver,
Section 1115 waiver programs, and the intersection of criminal
justice and mental health. She provided successful advocacy on
behalf of CBDHA members on state policy, legislative, and budget
issues. Linnea also previously worked on health care reform
implementation for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental
Health. She started her career working in housing and
homelessness in Santa Barbara.
Linnea earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westmont College and
a Master of Social Welfare from UCLA.
Ms. Barnett joined Local Health Plans of California in 2014. She
has nearly a decade of experience in business operations,
particularly with non-profit organizations. Ms. Barnett handles
all daily operations at LHPC. Her responsibilities
include Board administration, accounting and financial
management, human resources, business management, and making sure
there is always enough La Croix in the breakroom.
Amber brings valuable experience to LHPC, having served in a
number of member education, marketing, communications and program
management roles throughout her career. Most recently, Amber was
the Education Program Manager for the California Hospital
Association (CHA) where she worked with a talented team
developing and implementing the association’s robust member
education program. Immediately prior, she was CHA’s Member
Communications Editor. She was also Program & Operations Manager
for the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys, and the
Marketing & Research Associate for Caldwell Legal, USA.
Amber earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from
the University of Oklahoma.
Ms. Sullivan serves as the primary liaison for LHPC on issues
affecting Medi-Cal managed care plans, advancing local plans’
policy priorities with regulatory agencies, boards, the
Legislature and other stakeholders in the health care arena.
With a diverse background in both law and health care policy,
Rebecca is an expert on complex issues affecting local plans and
Medi-Cal managed care programs. As the Government and Regulatory
Affairs Manager for the Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM), she
oversaw the implementation of new state and federal policy
initiatives, ensured the plan’s internal operations were in
compliance with various contractual and regulatory obligations,
and worked closely with state and federal agencies.
Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State
University and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University
School of Law.
Breanna is dedicated to supporting LHPC’s educational arm, the
LHPC Institute. She specializes in program development, event
planning, and marketing. Prior to her work at LHPC, she managed
multiple associations as a Jr. Account Executive and provided
clients with wrap-around services. While Breanna’s work
emphasizes program development, she also has extensive experience
with legislative advocacy and public relations for conservation
and transportation policy issues.
Breanna earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of