Howard A. Kahn

Howard A. Kahn is CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nationís largest publicly operated health plan, which has more than 1,200,000 enrolled members in Los Angeles County. He is widely recognized as an expert in government health care programs, health care disparities and the safety net.

Mr. Kahn has more than 25 years of experience in national and international health care. At CIGNA International, he was Senior Vice President for Latin America and Global Health, and as a vice president at Aetna, he was responsible for the companyís global health business, nationwide governmental managed care, and managed health operations. He was founding president and CEO of the $1 billion California Wellness Foundation, and founding CEO of the Health Plan of San Mateo. He is the former chair of the California Association of Health Plans, a former member of the Prop 63 Commission, and a past board member of Cal eConnect, a nonprofit organization founded to develop and support health information exchange policies and services in California.

Mr. Kahn serves as a board member for the Charles Drew University School of Medicine, the Insure the Uninsured Project, and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. He also chairs the Association for Community Affiliated Plans Board of Directors.

Mr. Kahn pursued undergraduate studies at Harvard, and received his bachelorís degree in development studies from UC Berkeley and his masterís degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesotaís Humphrey Institute.