Ms. Lierman comes to LHPC with over a decade and a tremendous breadth of experience in health care. She was most recently Vice President of Government Affairs & Compliance for California Health & Wellness Plan, where she was responsible for county and State government affairs and advocacy with executive and legislative branch, served as legal counsel in health plan operations and new business initiatives, and was the health plan’s Compliance Officer. Ms. Lierman was a founding executive and the lead licensing counsel in the start-up of California Heath & Wellness Plan.
Prior to her role at California Health & Wellness Plan, she was an attorney and lobbyist for the law firms Nossaman LLP and Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni where she represented a variety of health care clients – such as health plans, hospitals, specialized plans, medical groups and licensed medical professionals – on legal and strategic issues. Ms. Lierman also served as Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs for the California Association of Health Plans. Ms. Lierman began her career with the State of California.
Ms. Lierman earned her undergraduate degree from UC Davis and Juris Doctor, with distinction, from McGeorge School of Law. Ms. Lierman is a member of the State Bar of California.
Caroline Davis is the Senior Policy Director for the Local Health Plans of California (LHPC). She has 20 years of experience in health financing, policy development and implementation at the federal, state and local levels. From 2007-2014, Caroline was a Senior Consultant at Health Management Associates (HMA) where she worked with public agencies, health plans and foundations on a range of Medicaid and health reform-related issues. Prior to joining HMA, she was a founder and the Senior Operations Manager for the California-based Center to Promote HealthCare Access – now known as Social Interest Solutions – and a Program Officer with the California HealthCare Foundation. Caroline also has served on the senior staff of California’s Medicaid (Medi-Cal) program, where she worked on a variety of policy, financing, reimbursement and operational issues. She started her career in Washington, D.C. where she was the lead Medicare analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Caroline earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.
Leah Barnett joined LHPC in September 2014. She has several years experience in performing administrative duties in many different environments. Because of this, Leah has acquired the organizational skills needed for this position. Her responsibilities include running the day-to-day business and logistical operations at LHPC.