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.