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Julie Reppas

Julie Reppas is responsible for ensuring CHA and the Regional Associations hire the best employees and maintain a positive culture and work environment, enabling staff to deliver outstanding member service and personally thrive. She has responsibility for managing all human resource (HR) activities and supporting the general operations of the association.

Julie joined CHA in 2002 and has specialized in HR for more than 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in management from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida.

Lois Richardson

Lois Richardson has a multifaceted job at CHA. She is responsible for evaluating the legal impact of proposed legislation/regulations on California hospitals and providing legal advice to CHA’s advocacy staff. In addition, she is the author of numerous CHA publications, including the Consent Manual, California Health Information Privacy Manual and California Hospital Survey Manual, Cal/OSHA Safe Patient Handling Regulation Guidebook, Minors and Healthcare Law, Healthcare Workplace Violence Regulation – How to Comply, and California Hospital Discharge Planning for Homeless Patients.

Lois has also served as the executive director for the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys since 2000, providing legal education and networking opportunities for California’s health care attorneys.

Prior to working at CHA, Lois worked at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where she specialized in contract negotiations between the hospital/faculty physician group and payers.

Lois has a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

CHA Regulatory Tracker

Click on the tabs below to view regulations with open comment periods and anticipated regulations that will soon be released.  Also available is an archive of federal regulations.

Open Comment Period ​​​​​​​

Due March 22, 2021

CAHHS Volunteer Services Department Vision and Mission


Volunteer Services is an organization that can lessen the economic burden on the system, one that becomes part of a whole team whose sole purpose is to heal and comfort.


Volunteers assigned to each hospital department.
Volunteers creating a measurable impact in keeping California’s hospitals open.
Uniformity of programs and services in California’s hospital volunteer programs.
Volunteers creating a measurable impact in health care advocacy campaigns.


Member Hospitals and Systems

If you work for a CHA member hospital or health system, you are a member and eligible for member benefits.

Not a member? CHA offers a program for non-hospital companies that support CHA.


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Contact Us

Sacramento Office

1215 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-7401


Washington, D.C., Office

499 South Capitol Street SW, Suite 410
Washington, D.C.  20003
(202) 488-3740

For general questions, please complete and submit form below. For questions about CHA publications, please contact the Publications Department. For questions about CHA education programs, please contact the Education Department.

About the California Hospital Association

The California Hospital Association (CHA) advocates for California’s hospitals and health systems to support their work to care for all Californians in all ways. A not-for-profit corporation, CHA is connected to three regional associations: the Hospital Council Northern and Central California, Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties (HASD&IC). Under a consolidated membership and dues structure, hospitals and health systems are members of both their regional association and CHA.

In 2013, CHA, Hospital Council, HASC and HASD&IC founded the Hospital Quality Institute to improve patient safety and quality care for all Californians and to advance California as a national leader in quality performance.

CHA is one of the largest hospital trade associations in the nation, serving more than 400 hospitals and health systems and 97 percent of the patient beds in California.

Advocacy & Public Policy Reports

Throughout the year, CHA issues reports providing critical information to support representation and advocacy efforts on issues important to health care leaders throughout California. In addition, CHA publishes annual reports that provide a road map for the association’s advocacy and public policy efforts.


CHA publishes many guidebooks and legal manuals to help member hospitals understand and comply with health care law. Manuals are available in print or electronically, as PDFs for desktops and in the CHA Manuals App for mobile access.  CHA members may download manuals here, free.