Nicole D. Lehman is an experienced healthcare professional specializing in the improvement, development, and growth of multifaceted, high-paced managed care organizations.
She is an expert on implementing regulatory guidance as well as complying with state, federal, and quality audits. She has additional experience in health plan management and developing new policies.
Before joining HMA, Nicole served as the director of behavioral health services for the L.A. Health Care Plan, where she oversaw all department staff and programs including provider outreach, autism services, transgender health, and Institutes for Mental Disease. She was directly responsible for increasing growth utilization across all lines of business, including Medi-Cal/Medicaid, Medicare/Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan, and Cal MediConnect.
Prior to this, Nicole also served as the manager of behavioral health integration for CalOptima. While there, she promoted and measured improvements in health outcomes for behavioral health services.
A leader in the managed health care industry, Nicole has consistently ensured the effectiveness of departmental programs and services by establishing new reporting standards, audit criteria, and quality measures.
Nicole earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from California State University, Fullerton. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Southern California.