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SCFHP Appoints Chief Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Officer and Confirms Chief of Operations

Corporate news | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Contact: Laura Watkins

Campbell, CA – March 15, 2018 – Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP), a local, not-for-profit health plan serving Santa Clara County, announced the appointment of Robin L. Larmer as its Chief Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Officer, and also confirmed the appointment of Christine K. Turner as Chief Operating Officer.

With more than 20 years of experience as a health care regulatory and compliance professional, Ms. Larmer will lead SCFHP in meeting all applicable statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements, identifying and managing areas of risk, and maintaining SCFHP's relationships with regulators, policymakers, and government officials. Ms. Larmer reports to the CEO and the Governing Board, providing direction to the compliance program at all levels of the organization. Prior to joining SCFHP in 2017, Ms. Larmer was with the law firm Stoel Rives, LLP. Before joining Stoel Rives, she was Counsel/Interim Compliance Officer at Soundpath Health and previously was Vice President, Legal & Public Policy at First Choice Health Network in Seattle.

"This new position at SCFHP is crucial to our long-term success in the current environment of regulatory change," said Christine M. Tomcala, Chief Executive Officer. "Robin's expertise in health care policy and experience collaborating with elected officials and policymakers at the state and federal levels will support our advocacy for affordable, comprehensive, quality healthcare for residents of Santa Clara County."

"I am pleased to join SCFHP's executive team, and look forward to strengthening our culture of compliance in order to best serve the needs of our stakeholders, responsibly steward public funds, and ultimately support the delivery of quality, affordable care to our members," said Ms. Larmer.

SCFHP also confirmed Christine K. Turner as its Chief Operating Officer (COO), previously Interim COO. She brings more than 28 years of experience in health plan operations, information systems, and contract administration to SCFHP. As COO, Ms. Turner provides leadership and direction to the operations of SCFHP's Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect, and Healthy Kids lines of business.

Prior to joining SCFHP in 2015 as Interim COO, Ms. Turner was most recently Chief Operations Officer at Soundpath Health, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, having previously held positions in network development and sales & marketing. Before joining Soundpath Health, she held operations and provider network management positions at The Polyclinic (Seattle) and PacifiCare of Washington.

"Chris has played a central role in leading and reorganizing SCFHP's operations during the past two years, while also developing cross-functional strategies to achieve our organizational goals and objectives," said CEO Christine M. Tomcala. "We are delighted she has chosen to join SCFHP as a staff member and look forward to her continued leadership in enhancing SCFHP's operations to deliver high quality service to our members and providers."

"I am excited to continue working with SCFHP's executive team, across the organization, and with our partners to ensure continued access to high quality care for those who need it most," said Ms. Turner.

About Santa Clara Family Health Plan

SCFHP is a local, public, not-for-profit health plan that provides high-quality health coverage to residents of Santa Clara County. Through a dedicated partnership with an expansive network of doctors and other professionals, SCFHP acts as a bridge between the health care system and those who do not have access to or cannot afford health care. SCFHP is the local plan for Medi-Cal, Cal MediConnect and Healthy Kids in Santa Clara County. SCFHP began offering coverage in 1997 and is now proud to provide services to over 260,000 residents of Santa Clara County. Through devotion to outstanding service and care for the community, SCFHP is committed to providing quality, affordable health insurance to the underserved in Santa Clara County's diverse population. For more information, visit