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Shelly Schlenker

Executive Vice President, Chief Advocacy Officer

Shelly’s accountabilities include creating and implementing a comprehensive, multifaceted advocacy program encompassing public policy strategy and implementation, legislative and regulatory policy matters at the state and federal levels, internal and external partnerships, environmental sustainability, violence prevention and socially responsible investing. Shelly joined Dignity Health in 2000 and served as the senior advocacy leader. Previously, she served as Regional Vice President for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Health Care Transformation Task Force and as Chair of the Policy and Reimbursement Committee for the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Shelly received a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from California State University, Chico.