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Gold Coast Health Plan Announces Resignation of CEO

Corporate news | Friday, November 1, 2019

Contact: Susana Enriquez-Euyoque

Interim CEO Appointed While Search for Permanent Replacement Begins

CAMARILLO, Calif., November 1, 2019 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) today announced that it has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Dale Villani. The Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Commission, which governs the health plan, announced the appointment of Health Management Associates (HMA) as interim CEO. A group led by HMA Managing Principal Margaret Tatar will manage the Plan while the search begins for a permanent replacement.

"We will continue GCHP's mission of providing high quality health care in the communities we serve," said commission Chairman Antonio Alatorre. "We will work diligently to identify a new CEO to lead the organization forward and to successfully serve our community."

Villani's resignation followed the commission's decision not to renew his contract. The commission and everyone at GCHP thanks Villani for his dedication and leadership for the last 4 ½ years and wishes him well in his future endeavors.

"While I am disappointed with the commission's decision to not extend my contract, I understand and respect their decision," Villani said. "I am proud of the work we have accomplished in ensuring quality health care for our members and the community."

HMA is a leading independent national health care consulting firm. Founded in 1985, HMA has more than 200 consultants across the country who have deep expertise in all aspects of health care policy and operations. HMA's offices in California include seasoned leaders with expertise in Medi-Cal managed care policy, operations, hospital and delivery systems, integrated care, and the safety net providers.

About Gold Coast Health Plan
Gold Coast Health Plan proudly serves more than 190,000 Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Ventura County through its network of primary care physicians, specialists, behavioral health providers, hospitals, and pharmacies. Since it was founded in 2011, Gold Coast Health Plan has been committed to providing access to high-quality care and improving the health of its members, which include 1 in 5 county residents, 1 in 8 seniors, and 1 in 2 children up to the age of 5. To learn more, visit: