LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) is pleased to announce that Audra Strickland will join HASC as Regional Vice President of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties beginning November 1st. Audra will be responsible for managing the local and regional legislative and regulatory issues affecting the healthcare delivery system in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, as identified by the hospitals located in that region.
In her previous role as Assemblywoman for the 37th Assembly District, Audra represented 450,000 people in Ventura, Los Angeles and Kern counties; served as Vice Chair of Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee; and was a senior member of the Assembly Health Committee. Audra authored, introduced and passed legislation in multiple policy areas while serving in the legislature. Prior to being elected, she taught American history and language arts at the junior high school level. Audra also spent several years working for the Legislature as staff prior to teaching. She received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.
"We are happy and fortunate to have someone of Audra's caliber representing and advocating for our members in Santa Barbara and Ventura," said Marty Gallegos, Senior Vice President of Health Policy and Communications for HASC. "Audra is well versed in health policy and has extensive contacts in the area making her the ideal candidate."
Audra will provide leadership in public policy consensus and advocacy programs, as well as represent hospitals with community groups and before agencies of government; meeting regularly with key local community organizations representing the interests and public policy goals of HASC.
About the Hospital Association of Southern California
The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), founded in 1923, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) regional trade association. The mission of HASC is to serve the political, economic, informational and educational needs of hospitals and to help improve the quality and accessibility of health services.
SOURCE Hospital Association of Southern California