Laura Holden, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

A native Californian, Laura Holden joined CEI in 2021, bringing decades of experience as a financial executive with expertise in Medicare and Medicaid managed care programs. Prior to CEI, her career included positions as CFO for Inland Empire Health Plan, the largest not-for-profit Medicare-Medicaid plan in the country; and Controller/Director of Financial Analysis at CalOptima in Southern California, a County Organized Health System that offers PACE and other health insurance programs for low-income children, adults, and people with disabilities.

She is skilled at leading both government and publicly traded managed care organizations through periods of rapid growth in enrollment. An operations expert and Six Sigma White Belt, she established policies that led to eight consecutive years of clean audits for a $1.7B managed care public agency. Her experience with Medicare/Medi-Cal programs and PACE serve her well as CEI grows in a complex and evolving healthcare regulatory environment.

Laura holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Redlands (Redlands, California) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Phoenix (Diamond Bar, California). In her leisure time, she enjoys gardening, nature, and spending time with her family, which includes two fur babies and eight grandchildren.