Staff

Executive Office

Contact LACMA’s Executive Office if you have general questions, suggestions, complaints or concerns about what LACMA is doing or can do for you as a Los Angeles County physician. Also, contact the Executive Office if you have questions regarding LACMA’s day-to-day business operations.

Chief Executive Officer – Gustavo Friederichsen

My sole purpose as CEO of LACMA is to serve physicians, defend them, protect the practice of medicine and ensure that our organization is more than relevant; it flourishes. I’ve been in healthcare long enough to know a thing or two about medicine but not long enough to stop caring for the sanctity of the physician-patient experience. Hospitals are my second home having served in executive leadership capacities at three large health systems in Southern California: ScrippsHealth (Director of Public Relations/Marketing), Sharp Healthcare (Vice President, Marketing, Communications and International Business) and Palomar Health (Senior Vice President, CMO, Marketing, Communications and Legislative Affairs). Most recently I served as Vice President at Healthgrades, a healthcare technology company. I firmly believe that if it matters to physicians, it matters to me.

Governance

Contact LACMA’s Governance Department if you have questions regarding LACMA’s Board, Executive, Finance, and Advisory Committees or the LACMA Delegation to the CMA House of Delegates or if you would like to learn more about leadership positions within LACMA.

Vice President, Operations and Strategic Initiatives – Lisa Le

My initial plans to study Pre-Med in college changed, but I stayed in healthcare and have worked in the field ever since. I joined LACMA as Executive Assistant to the CEO in 2008. As Director of Governance and Operations, I work closely with everyone on the LACMA team and our physicians. In this expanded role at LACMA, I continue to build on skills and experience important to me – supporting the doctors who are dedicated to their job of helping people. My days are pretty full juggling career and the needs of my young family. One of my favorite ways to unwind is with a good book. Contact: lisa@lacmanet.org 

Member Services

Senior Director, Membership and Marketing-Carol Chaker

Contact the Member Services department to join LACMA or if you have questions about your membership and the benefits and services available to you through LACMA & CMA. We’d also love to hear from you with suggestions on
how LACMA can increase the value of your membership and better serve you.

 

 

Government Affairs

Contact LACMA’s Government Affairs department if you have questions about what LACMA is doing locally, in Sacramento, and in Washington D.C., or if would like additional information about your legislator or to learn more about CMA/LACMA’s legislative agenda. Also, contact Government Affairs if you would like information on the Public Policy Education Fund (PPEF) or would like to become a member and contribute to the Los Angeles County Political Action Committee (LACPAC).

Government Affairs Consultant-Rick Keaton, Jr.

I started my college career on the pre-med track, and although I am still very much fascinated by the healthcare market, I have grown increasingly interested in the legislation driving the industry. Currently, I am a junior at the University of Southern California pursuing a major in Public Policy with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the Sol Price School of Public Policy, as well as a minor in Public Health from the Keck School of Medicine. Previously, I served as a Leonard D. Schaeffer Government Service Fellow in Sacramento, interning for Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego)—working both with her legislative staff and the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. Although I am new to LACMA, I am committed to fostering collaborative relationships with local, state, and federal government officials in efforts to improve quality, access, and affordability of healthcare within Los Angeles County.

rick@lacmanet.org

 

Organizational Administrator-Sheila Hoyer

Bio coming soon

sheila@lacmanet.org