Deputy Executive Officer, Benefit Programs Policy and Planning
Ms. Boynton provides executive leadership for health policy and planning, health policy research, health plan contracting and administration, retirement research and planning, and the CalPERS Center for Innovation. She oversees the delivery of health benefits to approximately 1.4 million people at a cost of more than $7.5 billion. A core element of her work is driving systemic reform in the health care delivery system to reduce cost and improve quality of care.
Ms. Boynton previously served as Deputy Executive Officer of Benefits Administration. She came to CalPERS in September of 2010 from the legal and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips where, as a managing director, she worked with health care and health care information technology issues.
Prior to that Ms. Boynton served as Undersecretary at the California Health and Human Services Agency. As one of the agency's top officials, she helped oversee State and federal health care and social services programs, including Medi-Cal and health information technology exchange. From February 2005 to February 2006, Ms. Boynton was Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary where she was responsible for the development and advancement of major policy initiatives for the Administrative branch of California State government and the day-to-day running of State government operations.
Her work experience includes almost twenty years as a management consultant in the private sector, including employment with IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers and owning her own management consulting business.
She holds a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from California Lutheran University and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame.
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