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LOS ANGELES - L.A. Care Health Plan announces that Elena Stern has joined the nation's largest not-for-profit Medicaid health plan as Director of Communications and Marketing.
Stern will lead the strategic development and implementation of communications and marketing initiatives.
will also be responsible for public relations, advertising and corporate sponsorships that promote L.A. Care's
mission and role as a healthcare resource for underserved residents of Los Angeles County
brings more than 30 years of communications, public policy and political campaign experience to L.A. Care
Prior to joining L.A. Care, Stern served for over six years as Vice President of Communications and External Affairs at Para Los Niños, a local non-profit agency dedicated to fostering academic success and social well-being for children, where she oversaw messaging development and creation of collateral materials, and promoted the work of the agency through targeted proactive media relations, and was responsible for developing and enhancing external relationships for the agency with government, civic and community partners.
Stern previously was Director of Public Affairs at Burson-Marsteller, a leading global communications firm, and directed the communications teams of several elected officials, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, former California Insurance Commissioner and current U.S. Congress Member John Garamendi, and former Assembly Member Richard Katz.
"I am very passionate about the community L.A. Care serves and excited about working collaboratively with all our stakeholders, from staff to the Board, plan members, media and service providers, to communicate the organization's dedication to providing vulnerable communities in Los Angeles with access to quality healthcare," Stern
earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Administration at the University of Southern California
has lived in Mexico and Spain and has a high proficiency in Spanish.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stern is a longtime resident of Redondo Beach.
To contact Stern
, please call 213.694.1250 ext. 4142, or 310-7381376 or email her