Randolph Lenac is appointed to the ACHD Board of Directors

randy-lenac-board-of-directorThe Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD), a statewide trade association for California’s several healthcare districts, has announced that Randy Lenac has joined the ACHD Board of Directors. Lenac has served since July 2014 as a member of the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors in San Diego County. GHD represents more than 500,000 people residing in the district’s 750 square miles in San Diego’s East County region. GHD is one of 79 healthcare districts in the state, providing health and wellness services in their respective communities.

For the past two years, Lenac has served on two ACHD committees, including the ACHD Governmental Committee and ACHD’s Advocacy Committee. He has also been involved with ACHD as a member of a ACHD’s Workgroup that has been focusing on healthcare district reform. Lenac will continue serving on the two ACHD committees along with serving on the nine-member ACHD Board of Directors, which includes six Trustees and three Chief Executive Officers. Lenac was elected to serve a three-year term on the ACHD board through 2019, when he will be eligible for a second three-year term.

“I am honored to serve on the board because healthcare districts in California provide access to essential health services and make it possible for tens of millions of Californians to have access to healthcare that would otherwise be out of reach,” said Lenac. “I believe the special training and experience I have gained in my career will be a valuable asset that I will bring to the board and I look forward to playing a significant role in the growth of the organization.”

With executive management experience in administration, finance and program development and strategy, Lenac served for 27 years in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 to 2002, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. During his military career, he served as director of personnel overseeing 100,000 troops stationed overseas during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, known as “Operation Desert Shield.” He also assisted in drafting war plans that were implemented with the 2003 Iraq War, also referred to as “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” After retiring from active military service, Lenac worked as executive director of the Southern Indian Health Council, located in Alpine, Calif.

Since 2011, he has served as a board member of the Grossmont Hospital Corporation (GHC), a non-profit entity that oversees the management and operation of the 540-bed Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif. via GHD’s lease of the facility to Sharp HealthCare. Specifically, Lenac has served on the GHC board as treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee.

In July 2014, he was selected from among a field of eight East County residents to fill a vacancy on the GHD board. In November 2014, Lenac was elected to a four-year term among a field of four candidates.

He is a member of the East County Economic Development Council, San Diego County Taxpayers Association and the Lincoln Club of San Diego County. He also currently serves as board president of Mountain Health & Community Services, a primary health provider to residents of rural communities in San Diego’s East County.

An active cattle ranch owner since 1998 of the 200-acre Big Springs Ranch in Campo, Lenac also is a member of the California Cattlemen’s Association. Campo is a rural community 55 miles east of San Diego where many of the 2,600 residents live on multi-acre lots. He also has served as president of Save Our Rural Economy, a grassroots group of residents and property owners who monitor land use issues that impact rural backcountry communities. In 2004, he founded H.O.P.E. (Homeowners for the Preservation and Enhancement) of the Mountain Empire, a political action committee.

He is a graduate (summa cum laude) of the University of Washington and has a master’s degree in business administration (with honors) from Webster University of St. Louis.