A Tribute to Linda Trowbridge

Linda Trowbridge became CEO of Center for Elders’ Independence in July 2013, bringing 30 years of health care management experience and a longtime interest in the PACE model of integrated care. She has been involved strategically and as an operational leader with large national and regional health care systems in most areas of the health care arena, including delivery systems with acute care hospitals, physician groups, home care and hospice, long term care, and managed care.

Most recently, she was a Principal at Health Management Associates, Inc. where she worked with integrated organizations, housing, health plans and community‐based organizations and responded to opportunities and challenges created through the Affordable Care Act.

Prior to that, she was with Kaiser Permanente for ten years, where she served the last seven as the Executive Director of the Continuum for Northern California and was responsible for establishing strategic, financial, and operational direction for services managed through the continuum of care and for efficiencies in the hospitals.

Prior to that position, she served as the Continuing Care Leader for the North East Bay for Kaiser Permanente.

Linda has a record of designing new organizational structures and models of care that improve efficiency, save costs, raise quality and meet regulatory standards. Earlier in her career, she was the Regional Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development for the St. Joseph Health System in northern California and also the CEO of St. Joseph Home Care. She also worked with Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) and the Sisters of Providence Health Systems.

She earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration at San Francisco State University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Colorado.