Michael Schrader
Chief Executive Officer, Central California Alliance for Health

When Michael Schrader became CEO in May of 2020, he brought to Health Plan of San Joaquin over 20 years of extensive managed care executive experience, including Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) and Medicare for Dual for Eligible Individuals (Special Needs Plan-SNP, and Cal MediConnect). A long-time runner, Schrader also goes the distance with a deep, career-spanning commitment to providing access to quality health care for vulnerable communities.

He recently served over seven years as CEO at CalOptima (Orange County, CA). There he oversaw the doubling of membership under the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion and innovations such as creation of the first health plan-based PACE Center in California – an outlet that is part of the national Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Previously, he was chief operating officer at both Boston Medical Center (BMC) HealthNet Plan and CenCal Health (Santa Barbara).  

Assuming leadership during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Schrader, who has a track record of supporting employee engagement and career development, let dedicated HPSJ staff know he appreciates their continuing rise to the occasion – even as most work remotely and without missing a beat – to serve members, providers, and community.  

He holds a B.S. from University of Arizona and an M.B.A from University of California, Los Angeles. He currently is chair of Local Health Plans of California.