Medi-Cal and Medicare President
2024 Champion for Health Award
Martha Santana-Chin currently serves as Government Programs Officer for Health Net in the California Market. She is a managed care leader with nearly three decades of experience in managed care, operations, delivery system strategy, provider relations, network management, value-based care programs and overall business unit accountability. She has designed and led transformational programs to improve access to care for California’s most vulnerable residents, advance health equity and manage costs. Her extensive healthcare leadership experience includes working with independent physician practices, hospitals, federally qualified health centers and health plans, serving Medi-Cal and low-income communities.
In her current role, Ms. Santana-Chin leads the company’s operations as well as the Medicare and Medi-Cal business lines, which serve over 2 million members. She is accountable for long-term strategic planning, plan operations and the successful execution of annual plans to deliver high-quality affordable care. To help ensure that Health Net meets the unique needs of local communities, she collaborates with leaders in the healthcare delivery system and community stakeholders. She also supports and oversees implementation of the company’s product growth and service area expansions. Prior to Health Net she served in leadership positions with AltaMed Health Services and Tenet Health Systems for over two decades.
As a Latina leader, the eldest of nine and daughter of immigrants, she prides herself with understanding first-hand the struggles that low-income communities face. Ms. Santana-Chin’s personal journey has fueled a passion for advancing equity and mentoring others to persevere and thrive in their life and careers.
Community-minded, Ms. Santana-Chin serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Integrated Healthcare Association. She is also a member of the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council for Centene. Ms. Santana-Chin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from California State University, Long Beach and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine. She is the mother of three college and high-school aged boys and resides in Pasadena CA with her husband.