The Community Action Commission (CAC) of Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Freeman, CEO of CenCal Health, to the CAC Board of Directors

Mr. Freeman also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Health Insuring Organizations - the association of the six county organized health systems in California. He is also the president of the Doorway to Health Foundation - the non-profit foundation that administers the "Healthy Kids" program in Santa Barbara County.

Before coming to the then Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority in 1993, Mr. Freeman spent ten years in Sacramento serving in various state government capacities, including five years as an Assistant Cabinet Secretary for Business, Transportation and Housing. This included directing California’s participation in international expositions and serving as executive director of a non-profit corporation encouraging expanded California trade ties and business development with the European community.

CAC is the largest private, nonprofit agency serving all of Santa Barbara County. It was founded in 1967 and now serves over 10,000 children, youth, families, adults and seniors each year. CenCal Health is one of the first Medicaid-Only Managed Care Plans in the nation and now has the distinction of being the oldest.

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