Costa Mesa, CA
With a proven track record in successful execution of complex, high-level projects that increase services for underserved communities, Ilia Rolon has worked for more than 30 years in non-profit, healthcare, and managed care organizations.
Before joining HMA, she served as director of community and clinical outreach with CHOC Children’s Health System where she oversaw operations of community-based population health programs and worked with the county office of education to create wellness spaces at seven public secondary schools. In this role, she secured funding to conduct a randomized controlled trial to test a social drivers of health intervention for parents of infants receiving primary care at community health centers.
Ilia also led health programs and policy as director at First 5 Orange County and guided multiple teams as they developed, implemented, and managed large, cross-sector children’s health initiatives. During her tenure, Ilia was successful in facilitating four Medicaid rate range intergovernmental transfer transactions, generating several million dollars of increased funding for maternal child health programs in her county.
A dynamic and collaborative leader, Ilia has spearheaded numerous multi-agency service partnerships to successfully apply for and secure Medicaid Demonstration Project (1115 Waiver) funding and state department of social services grants, resulting in expanded healthcare and home visiting services, respectively, for socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
In various positions with CalOptima, she served as director of strategic development, manager of strategic operations, manager of long-term care integration, and senior program manager. In her increasingly senior roles, Ilia secured grant and private funding, wrote the business plan for Orange County’s first Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) site, coordinated the transition of more than 70,000 people from county indigent care to expanded Medicaid, and provided leadership and counsel to executive teams, including development of two strategic plans.
Ilia earned a Master of Public Health from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in health science from California State University, Long Beach.