Health Plan of San Joaquin/Mountain Valley Health Plan appoints Liz Le as new Chief Operations Officer

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(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin/Mountain Valley Health Plan (HPSJ/MVHP) announced that Liz Le joined the organization as Chief Operations Officer (COO). Le brings a wealth of experience as an accomplished and forward-thinking health care leader. Her extensive background includes operations and progressive management, which encompasses program implementation and development; provider network management, expansion, and contracting; member enrollment and outreach; delegated plan services; regulatory program audits; and government contracts compliance.

For over 20 years, Le has held several key roles at Optum/United Health Group and CalOptima. Among her notable achievements, Le oversaw the development and implementation of Optum/United Health Group’s CalAIM program. During her tenure at CalOptima, she led the health plan’s Network Management efforts to successfully launch the Health Homes Program and Whole-Child Model program.

Le’s impact extends to her significant contributions to the establishment of CalOptima’s Program for All-Inclusive Care and Cal MediConnect program, which is California’s Dual Eligible Demonstration Project. Additionally, Le served as a leading contributor for the launch of CalOptima’s Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan for dual eligible members and the integration of the Long-Term Care Services program.

Le stated, “I have always been interested in health care and that passion has continued throughout my career. I am grateful for the Medi-Cal and Medicare experience I have gained, particularly in regulations and operations. This role of COO allows me to apply my knowledge of government programs and utilize my experience with operations. I understand the member populations we serve because my family was served by the public health system. I am so grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the service that we deliver to our members.”

In her new role, Liz will operationalize HPSJ/MVHP’s strategic initiatives and enhance opportunities to support our provider partners in the delivery of care as we continuously improve health access, quality, and equity for our members. This includes leading initiatives to broaden our provider network in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, as well as in our new service areas of Alpine and El Dorado Counties.


Health Plan of San Joaquin serves over 425,000 members in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and El Dorado counties. Visit the website at

Media Contact:
Vena Ford, Health Plan of San Joaquin,

Posted on January 18th, 2024 and last modified on January 18th, 2024.