Marina Owen has been a member of the CommUnify Board of Directors since November 2021. As CEO of CenCal Health, the publicly-funded health care program for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Ms. Owen is responsible for the overall strategic direction, management, and administration of programs and services. She is just the fourth CEO in the organization’s 38-year history.
Ms. Owen has more than 15 years of health plan management experience, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Central California Alliance for Health, based in Scotts Valley. There, she was responsible for enterprise-wide operations and executive leadership of member services, claims, project management, provider services, grievance, process improvement, and regional operations. As a CenCal Health alum, Ms. Owen previously served as its Director, Provider Services and Community Engagement from 2008 until 2017.
Ms. Owen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Biological Sciences from University of California, Santa Barbara, and furthered her training at University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business through the Women’s Executive Leadership Program. She was recently honored by Pacific Coast Business Times as one of the Top 50 Women in Business.