California Hospital Association Political Action Committee

Key to Better Health Care Policy


With every new member, CHPAC grows stronger.

CHPAC is the political advocacy arm for patients, communities, hospitals, and health systems. Together, we foster critical relationships with legislators by helping elect, educate, and build rapport with officials who understand the important role hospitals play in our state.

CHPAC provides campaign financing to officeholders and candidates who are concerned about and committed to better health care for all Californians, determining which candidates to support based on not only their qualifications but also their knowledge of — and their sensitivity and responsiveness to — health care issues.

Your donation ensures hospitals and health systems have a strong voice when decisions are made that affect their ability to care for people. 

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CHPAC is the political advocacy arm for you, your hospital and your patients. Together, we form the foundation upon which CHA’s member hospitals and health systems build relationships.

CHPAC Board of Directors

Thank You To Our Donors

Support for CHPAC is entirely voluntary. CHPAC raises funds from individuals who, acting in their personal capacities and on their own time, wish to support CHPAC’s activities. CHPAC collects information from supporters regarding their employment solely for purposes of compliance with campaign finance disclosure rules (although it reserves the right to use that information to track sources of support, as well). CHPAC conducts its activities independently of any hospital, and the reference to any organization in connection with any CHPAC supporter is for identification purposes only, and does not indicate endorsement by such organization of CHPAC or its activities.

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Corporate Presidents’ Club Members

Membership in the California Hospital Association Political Action Committee (CHPAC) Corporate Presidents’ Club is for corporations that have a vested interest in the vitality of California’s health care community. This prestigious club of businesses is recognized throughout the health care community for understanding the issues affecting hospitals and health systems. Vendors and businesses that supply goods and services to the state’s hospitals and health systems may demonstrate their support and commitment to their clients by joining the CHPAC Corporate Presidents’ Club.

Interested in joining?
Please complete the online contribution form.

Contact CHPAC at (916) 552-7560 or email CHPAC

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Arent Fox Schiff, LLP

ArentFox Schiff LLP provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations. Our nationally recognized Health Care Industry Group features veteran attorneys with years of experience advising hospitals and other health care providers.

Lowell Brown is widely recognized as one of California’s pre-eminent medical staff lawyers. His long experience counseling health care providers includes medical staff peer review, disciplinary hearings, regulatory matters, and health care operations.  He has appeared before the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court in multiple medical staff peer review matters.  The highly respected Chambers USA attorney ranking service places Lowell in Band 1, the highest level available.

Debra Albin-Riley focuses on complicated health care and medical staff peer review hearings and litigation. Having served as the lead attorney on numerous high-profile matters, Debra’s experience allows her to take matters through hearing, trial, appeal, or skillfully negotiate positive solutions for her clients. She recently argued before the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, prevailing in establishing significant anti-SLAPP protections for medical staffs in peer review matters. In 2022, she was rated a “Top Health Care Lawyer,” and has been named a “Top Women Lawyer” in California by Daily Journal as a result of her impressive track record. Debra has also been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500. As noted in Chambers USA in 2022: “She is a consummate professional with experience, expertise, and a remarkable ability to translate the complex into layperson’s terms.”

Thomas Jeffry has extensive experience counseling hospital systems and other types of providers on business and regulatory compliance matters, including health information technology, privacy and data security, corporate integrity programs, and transactions. In addition, his wide range of experience in bioethics, nonprofit tax & antitrust issues, and clinical research have made him a trusted advisor on a multitude of matters. Thomas has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in healthcare and noted as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

Sarah Benator specializes in advising health facilities and medical staffs on regulatory, operational, and medico-legal matters. She has vast experience with medical staff bylaws, practitioner credentialing, disciplinary hearings, Joint Commission accreditation, bioethics, allied health practitioner scopes of practice, and consent and confidentiality. Sarah has advised on briefs before the Supreme Court of California addressing significant peer review matters and has been repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in America for her achievements in health care law.

Annie Lee is trusted advisor and an experienced health care litigator.  Annie advises hospitals, medical staffs, medical foundations, and ambulatory surgery centers. She regularly counsels clients on operational and business matters, and also peer review matters from the initial action to the fair hearing. Annie also counsels clients on NPDB and Business and Professions Code 805 Reports, physician credentialing, peer review process, state licensing, and Joint Commission accreditation. Annie has successfully responded to dozens of Medical Board subpoenas and drafted a plethora of medical staff bylaws, rules & regulations, and health care services agreements. Annie also has extensive managed care and health care reimbursement experience, which gives her a well-rounded and informed perspective when advising her clients.


Lowell Brown – Health Care Partner
(213) 443-7516

Debra Albin-Riley – Health Care Partner
(213) 443-7545

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California Healthcare Insurance Company

California Healthcare Insurance Company, Inc., A Risk Retention Group (CHI) was founded in 1988 by nine CHA hospitals that banded together to form a policyholder-owned insurance company to manage their professional liability risk.

CHI is solely focused on offering insurance solutions to health care organizations including hospitals, health care entities, physician groups, dentists, and select long-term care entities. CHI is designed to provide long-term financial stability to the health care insurance liability market through consistent pricing, broad coverage, and premium rate stability for health care organizations and providers.

Over the past 34 years, CHI has become one of the most successful, long-standing captive insurance companies of its type in the world. CHI is rated A (Excellent) with a stable outlook and a Financial Size Category (FSC) of VII by A.M. Best, the insurance industry rating agency, and is the longest continually operating health care professional liability insurance company in California.


Diane Abbett – President
(916) 205-7662

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Prevail Insurance Management Services

Prevail provides specialized insurance management and brokerage services focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Services are designed to simplify your life by managing all your insurance needs, including Malpractice Insurance, Workers Comp as well as Excess insurance coverages above self-insured retentions.

As an independent broker, Prevail works with the best solutions in the marketplace including some that are exclusive. Prevail is well-known for its proven ability to save clients 10% to 40% on their insurance premiums.

“Prevail analyzed all our policies and outlined specific strategies for improvement. The status quo was no longer an option. We made the decision to move our entire insurance portfolio over to Prevail’s insurance management services and are extremely pleased with the results and their attentive service. Prevail helped us improve and lowered costs for our Professional & General liability coverage. I’m glad we moved our business to Prevail.

Matt Morgan, Chief Financial Officer, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

“Prevail provided expert analysis and saved our organization money. Their work was timely and professional, and minimized the impact on our decision making team. We are extremely pleased with the results, look forward to future opportunities and highly recommend Prevail to others.”

Steve Stark, CEO, Orchard Hospital


Ben Borchers – Co-Founder & CEO
(916) 745-8801 

Devin Eckhardt – Co-Founder & President
(916) 745-8802

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Randle Communications

Randle Communications is California’s Leading Public Relations and Public Affairs firm with passionate, expert and team-first professionals who work relentlessly to achieve success. 

Randle has the strongest health care communications practice in the state including health systems, insurers, trade associations and one of America’s leading health insurance purchasers.


Jeff Randle
(916) 448-5802

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Statler Nagle LLC

Statler Nagle LLC – founded in 2008, is a unique advocacy and marketing consulting firm. We specialize in creating and managing customized programs that transform the way people think about products and services at the category level that they otherwise take for granted.

We do this by repositioning the value of industries or advocacy ideas, for key audiences up and down the value chain, to drive to measurable marketing, or policy, outcomes. We offer unique and proprietary knowledge of category level programs, including best practices, methods, and tools developed from work on over 25 category level programs from milk, to insurance to vaccines, oil and gas, canned food and many more.

“Statler Nagle’s commitment to top-tier work product, diligence, and process is a winning combination if success requires collaboration across diverse and competitive stakeholders. Regardless of the task, the Statler Nagle team crushes it. Truly exceptional professionals and people.”

Christine Cochran
President and CEO, SNAC International


Tom Nagle

Olivier Viel

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Toyon Associates, Inc.

For more than 35 years, Toyon Associates has ensured that hospitals and integrated health systems maximize their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements while maintaining compliance with government regulations. We are one of the few healthcare reimbursement consulting firms in the nation to offer comprehensive services from cost report preparation through appeals.

Toyon Associates combines innovative technology with a passion for accuracy and a commitment to service excellence. Our proprietary software ensures accuracy and efficiency. Our teams of specialists combine hospital, public accounting, and intermediary based experience to create customized solutions within the most technical areas of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. In a world of constantly evolving regulations, it takes an expert to apply the latest federal mandates. Our teams of experts routinely exceed client expectations. Discover why our clients remain with us, decade after decade.

“When tasked with standardizing and centralizing our government reporting process…I partnered with Toyon for their deep technical resources and Absolute®, their automated workpaper system. Toyon helped us move from individual facility data collection to a single shared services center. The result…cost reports completed on time and on budget, audit adjustments had virtually disappeared, and the system had achieved annual reimbursement improvements in the $10s of millions.”

Director of Reimbursement, Large Multi-State Health System

“Toyon consistently delivers forward-thinking, value-added results with exemplary customer service. Over the years we have brought in Toyon for help across the reimbursement spectrum, ranging from meeting annual regulatory requirements to executing on special projects that have added material dollars to the bottom line. From beginning to end on each project, our entire team, from staff to executive, has felt 100% taken care of.”

Vice President, Strategic Planning and Revenue Cycle, 500+ California-Based Acute Care Hospital

“We have worked with Toyon on a variety of projects over the years and they have become an important and trustworthy part of our team. We use their Absolute product at many of our facilities and it is truly best in class.”

Vice President of Reimbursement & Revenue Integrity, 75+ Nationwide Healthcare System


Fred Fisher, Vice President, Service Development
(888) 514-9312

Ryan Sader, Chief Financial Officer
(888) 514-9312

Ron Knapp, Chief Operating Officer
(888) 514-9312

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