Barry Jantz was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2004, after serving as a community relations consultant, managing the District’s annual grants program. His prior experience includes financial services manager of the Facilities Development Department at Kaiser Permanente and as district chief of staff to California Assemblyman Jay La Suer. Jantz was a member of the La Mesa City Council from 1990 to 2006, and currently serves on the boards of the East County Economic Development Council, East County Chamber of Commerce and San Diego County Taxpayers Educational Foundation. His educational background includes journalism and political science at Grossmont College and San Diego State University. In his years as CEO of the District, Jantz led the effort to complete over $260 million in Proposition G improvements at Grossmont Hospital, as well as a successful 2014 ballot measure to continue the lease of the hospital to Sharp HealthCare until 2051.