Department Newsletter & Events

Department Newsletter

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Future (Incoming) Events


Past Events

Norman Yoshio Mineta

The Health Care Administration Department is proud to present former Secretary Norman Y. Mineta for a presentation & discussion on the American Disabilities Act. Mr. Mineta, the author of the transportation provisions in the American Disabilities Act, will share his experiences having served two decades as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

"A Conversation and Discussion on the American Disability Act"

December 1, 2020, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

George W. Greene, Esq.

Mr.Greene is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), a position he assumed in early 2017. HASC has more than 180 member hospitals spanning six counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Santa Barbara. It serves the political, economic, informational and educational needs of hospitals and helps improve the quality and accessibility of health care services in Southern California.

"COVID-19 vs Hospitals: Lessons Learned, Operating Hospitals During A Pandemic"

March 15, 2021 at 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

Cindy Ehnes, Esq. 

Ms. Ehnes, is an attorney licensed in California and Colorado. She served as Gov. Schwarzenegger's Director of the California Department of Managed Health Care for seven years, overseeing health insurance services for 21 million Californians. As Direct of the California DMHC, Mrs. Ehnes regulations operation and oversight system for risk-bearing medical groups and IPAs. She is also the CEO of the California Children's Hospital Association and provided leadership to the California Quality Care Collaborative. Cindy also provides interim health plan CEO capabilities, executive coaching, compliance reviews, as well as strategic consulting for health plans and medical groups. Mrs. Ehnes is the author of The Prentice Hall ADA Compliance Advisor and was a world-class ski racer.

“The Challenging Role of Regulating the Health Care Industry: A View from the Trenches."

April 22, 2021, 4 - 5 PM

Cathy Chidester

Cathy Chidester has served as the Director of the Los Angeles CountyEmergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency since 2006 and oversees the daily operations of the largest multi-jurisdictional EMS system in the nation. The agency serves as the lead for the EMS system in the county and is responsible for coordinating all system participants in its jurisdiction, encompassing both public and private sectors. The system utilizes over 18,000certified EMS personnel employed by fire departments, law enforcement, ambulance companies, hospitals and private organizations to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"The Critical Role in Regulating a LargeEmergency Medical Service System and Employment Opportunities in Government".

October 14, 2021, 4 - 5 PM

Natasha Milatovich

Natasha Milatovich is a Human Resources Executive with Adventist Health and has more than 20 years of experience overseeing human performance operations for 4.8-billion-dollar complex, innovative, integrated health system that includes 24 hospitals, 200+ clinics, 37,000 associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers that serve more than 80communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. She provides proactive human capital strategy executive that focuses people strategy on planning and execution of organizational capability, capacity and culture demands with a proven track record of creatively transforming organizational culture to one of high quality, improved service and employee engagement.

"Leadership in Times of COVID & Healthcare Employment Opportunities"

November 18, 2021, 4 -5 PM

Career Opportunitie Panel featuring:

  • Natasha Milatovich, Human Resources Executive with Adventist Health
  • Elizabeth DuBois, Principal & Chief People Officer at COPE Health Solutions
  • Ardel Guillamas Avelino, Senior Director at St. MaryMedical Center

February 24, 2022, 5 - 6:30 PM