DR. VIK BAKHRU, ConsejoSano
Dr. Vik Bakhru is the Chief Operating Officer at Consejo-Sano, a leading health platform. Dr. Bakhru has played a key role in the development and advancement of digital health in addition to an extensive history in traditional medicine, with particular focus on the power of technology and innovation in meeting the health needs of underserved populations, addressing social determinants of health and improving health outcomes for all populations.
He has helped drive understanding, adoption and use of innovative new care delivery systems across a network of medical practice groups in 17 states across the United States. He is a unique blend of physician, senior health executive and entrepreneur that helps support and drive the growing new use of technology in health care. At ConsejoSano, he has played a key role in building models, strategic plans, migrating teams and restructuring the company’s approach and service offerings to expand its reach to a broader demographic.
SOPHIA CHAN, Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center
Monrovia Gardens Healthcare Center is a 90-bed skilled nursing facility that focuses on providing senior post-acute health care. In 2016, Monrovia Gardens recruited Marketing Director Sophia Chan (with nearly 10 years of sales and marketing experience) to provide dynamic leadership that will further improve the excellent nursing services, resident experiences, and to enhance hospital, physicians, and community relationships. As a Marketing Director, Chan firmly believes that when a business focuses on being the best member of the community by providing optimal resident-focused, family-focused, and community-focused services, the business will naturally thrive. Time has proven that to truly be the case, as Monrovia Gardens has expanded the bed count and achieved average higher census in the last two years since Chan’s arrival.
With Chan’s dynamic leadership, additional programs have been added to have more festivities on every holiday.
ERIKA ESTRADA, L.A. Care Health Plan
Erika Estrada currently manages the Community Relations team at L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly operated health plan in the nation, serving more than two million members in Los Angeles County. She manages L.A. Care’s consumer advisory councils for seniors and people with disabilities, working to ensure that members - representing some of the most vulnerable in L.A. County -- have a voice in their care. Estrada also manages the organization’s $1 million annual sponsorship fund, working to ensure meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations whose work is critical to strengthening the safety net that supports so many across L.A. County, with special focus on organizations that respond to the health needs of LGBTQI individuals, people experiencing homelessness, at-risk youth, and family caregivers.
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