LHPC Staff

Overview

LHPC Staff

Profile

Linnea Koopmans
Interim Chief Executive Officer

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.

Profile

Amber McEwen
Director of Programs & Strategic Projects

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.

Profile

Leah Barnett
Director of Operations

Ms. Barnett joined Local Health Plans of California in 2014. She has several years’ experience in business operations, particularly with non-profit organizations. Ms. Barnett is responsible for daily operations, Board of Directors administration, financial audits, and making sure there is always enough La Croix in the breakroom.

Outside of LHPC, Ms. Barnett is a Girl Scout Service Unit Treasurer, Troop Leader, and a Girl Scout Silver Awardee.