Staff

Lupe Alonzo-Diaz

Lupe Alonzo-DiazPresident & Chief Executive Officer

Lupe Alonzo-Diaz serves as the President & CEO of Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC). Prior to her role at PHC, she was the Deputy Director of Administration for the Department of State Hospitals where she oversaw the daily operations of five state hospitals with a $1.4 billion budget and over 11,000 employees. Before this, she served in various leadership roles at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), including in acting capacities as the Chief Deputy Director and Deputy Director of Administration. At OSHPD, she also led the state’s efforts on health workforce development overseeing various programs and grants increasing access to care in underserved areas as its Deputy Director of Healthcare Workforce Development. Lupe initially came to state government as a gubernatorial appointee for the Health Professions Education Foundation as its Executive Director. Prior to public service, she held various leadership positions with the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Western Center for Law and Poverty, Children’s Advocacy Institute and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Lupe has a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. 


Lance R. Lewis

Lance R. LewisChief Financial Officer

Lance R. Lewis is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Physicans For A Healthy California. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial planning, accounting and financial reporting of PHC working in concert with the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lewis also the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the California Medical Association (CMA). A veteran member of the CMA staff for more than 19 years, Mr. Lewis is responsible for the administrative and operational support centers of the organization, including the departments of Governance, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities Management. He is also the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the CMA and its Affiliates, which comprise more than a dozen non-profit and for-profit companies. Mr. Lewis was named CFO of the Year by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2017. Mr. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara and his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. [Full Bio]


 

Monica MontanoGME Program Director

Monica Montano is the Graduate Medical Education Director at Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC). Prior to her role at PHC, she was a California Council on Science and Technology Fellow working as a Committee Consultant for the Assembly Health Committee at the California Legislature. She analyzed various health-related pieces of legislation while providing staff support to legislators and their constituents. Monica has a Bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Jill Scott

Jill ScottExecutive Assistant and Project Coordinator

Jill Scott is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and a Project Coordinator at Physicians of a Healthy California (PHC). She manages the Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE), a long-term statewide effort to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics. Jill also manages PHC's donor communications and coordinates project-related activities and events.