Linnea Koopmans
Chief Executive Officer

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 70 percent of the Medi-Cal managed care population.

As the Medi-Cal program continues to grow and evolve, both in population covered and the services and benefits offered to enrollees, Ms. Koopmans guides LHPC’s advocacy for locally delivered, high-quality health care for California’s vulnerable Medi-Cal population.

Working to strengthen California’s safety net programs has been a constant throughout Ms. Koopmans’ career. Her success in representing local health plans is informed by her extensive experience in healthcare policy, particularly her knowledge of behavioral health, and her years spent working to support California’s unhoused residents. Her passion for serving others has been essential to her work at the organization. She brings energy and expertise to her role as LHPC’s CEO.

Ms. Koopmans first joined LHPC in 2018 as Director of Government Affairs, where she helped lead the organization on major Medi-Cal-related initiatives, including the development of CalAIM and Medi-Cal Rx. She was instrumental in supporting local plans as they adjusted and expanded operations to ensure their enrollees had access to essential health care during the pandemic. Her focus on and understanding of the many facets of the Medi-Cal program is crucial to the advancement of these programs and initiatives. 

Ms. Koopmans’ commitment to addressing health and social inequities through public policy was developed over the course of her career, including her time shaping policy on behalf of the County Behavioral Health Directors Association, where she formed expertise in several of California’s waiver programs. Linnea also worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, specifically on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and she began her career working in housing and homelessness.