Maria Zamora, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Maria Zamora became CEO of Center for Elders’ Independence in March 2021, bringing more than 24 years of experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. She has held executive management positions in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and has an extensive background in PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly).

Prior to joining CEI, Maria served as Vice President of Senior Care Services/PACE at AltaMed Health Services and she also was the Regional Executive Director for InnovAge, which operates PACE programs Southern California and several other states. She has cultivated strong community relationships related to her expertise in health care and senior services. She is Chair and Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors for National PACE Association (NPA). She also serves as Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors for California PACE Association (CalPACE).

Maria’s commitment to the national PACE model of care serves her well as she guides CEI through its next phase of expansion and innovation. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University in St. Louis, MO, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix.