Government Affairs Director
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.