Linnea Koopmans is the Chief Executive Officer for the Local
Health Plans of California (LHPC), the statewide trade
association representing all 17 of California’s not-for-profit
and community-based Medi-Cal managed care plans. Ms. Koopmans
leads the largest state trade association of Medicaid managed
care plans, with a membership that collectively provides vital
health coverage for 9.5 million Californians – representing 71
percent of the Medi-Cal managed care population.
Amber McEwen is Executive Director of the LHPC Institute where
she oversees the design and development of educational programs,
resources and other offerings that are designed to develop and
expand the knowledge and capacity of local plan staff and
that foster collaboration, quality, leadership and operational
excellence across California’s local health plans.
Amber joined LHPC in 2018 as Director of Programs and Strategic
Projects. She brought valuable experience, having served in
a number of member education, marketing, communications and
program management roles throughout her career, including as
an 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 and Program & Operations Manager for
the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.
Amber earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from
the University of Oklahoma.
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.
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