Michael Schrader Named CEO of Health Plan of San Joaquin

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) announced that Michael Schrader has joined the organization as chief executive officer. Schrader has extensive managed care executive experience, including Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) and Medicare for Dual Eligible Individuals (Special Needs Plan – SNP, and Cal MediConnect). He comes to HPSJ from CalOptima (Orange County, CA), where he served over seven years as chief executive officer at the publicly funded health care plan. While at CalOptima, he oversaw the doubling of membership under the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion, multiple years of top Medi-Cal plan ratings for quality, and innovations such as creation of the first health plan-based PACE Center in California – an outlet that is part of the national Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Schrader said: “I look forward to collaborating with our members, providers, commission, and community organizations to ensure that Health Plan of San Joaquin, as a public agency, remains responsive to the health care needs of our diverse community.”

Schrader has a deep, career-spanning commitment to nonprofit, high quality health care that expands access for vulnerable communities. Previously, Schrader was the chief operating officer at both Boston Medical Center (BMC) HealthNet Plan (a Medicaid program operating in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with a commercial plan in New Hampshire) and CenCal Health, a Medi-Cal plan based in Santa Barbara.  

WittKieffer’s Elaina Genser, Andrew Trechsel and Chris Neumann led this search.

Read the press announcement.