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Name: David, Robert
Current Position: Director

His career has bounced back and forth between the public and private sectors, but after a two-year hiatus, Robert David returned in 2012 to run the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) where he had once been a chief deputy.

David obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of California, Berkeley and received senior executive training at Harvard University. He was director of payer relations at the independent consulting firm Quantum Health Resources & Associates in Orange from 1993-1994 before leaving to join the public sector as senior negotiator at the California Medical Assistance Commission, the agency established to negotiate with hospitals on behalf of the Department of Health Care Services.

David left the commission in 1995 to become assistant secretary at the California Health and Human Services Agency (it was the Health and Welfare Agency back then) and stayed until 1999.

He was regional vice president for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, a nonprofit hospital and health system trade association, for six years before rejoining the public sector in 2005 as OSHPD chief deputy director. He stayed until 2009.

David was executive officer for health benefits at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) in 2009-2010 before becoming regional executive at the American Hospital Association.

Governor Jerry Brown appointed David OSHPD director in April 2012.


Robert David Steps in as Health Benefits No. 2 at CalPERS (by Kathy Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal)

New OSHPD Director David Returns During “Exciting Time” (by Kathy Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal)

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