Welcome PHC's New Board Members
2021By Physicians for a Healthy California General
Physicians for a Health California (PHC) is pleased to announce Howard Kahn as the new Chair of the PHC Board. Mr. Kahn currently serves as the Interim CEO of the MAVEN Project, and he is widely recognized as an expert in government health care programs, health care disparities and the safety net. He previously served over 14 years as CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan, which is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan with more than 2 million enrolled members in Los Angeles County.
Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, M.D., and Karen Hansberger, M.D., have also joined PHC’s board. Dr. Ajayi is a pediatrician with Scripps in San Diego and serves on multiple California Medical Association (CMA) councils and committees, including the Council on Legislation (COL), and the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (JEDI). Dr. Hansberger is an OB/GYN and serves as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Inland Empire Health Plan, and he also provides expertise to PHC’s CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program Advisory Council.
PHC would also like to thank. Jim Hay, M.D., for his service as the PHC Chair, which saw monumental growth and the launch of its flagship programs, CalHealthCares and CalMedForce.