- Joseph M. Molina, M.D.
Joseph M. Molina, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. In 1980, his father, C. David Molina, MD, founded Molina Healthcare to address the special needs of low-income patients. After his father's death in 1996, Dr. Molina was elected Chairman of the Board and assumed the chief executive role at Molina Healthcare.
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Molina has served in various capacities at Molina Healthcare, Inc. From 1991 to 1994, he served as the Medical Director working with providers and clinics while overseeing medical and risk management issues. In 1994, he became Vice President responsible for provider contracting, member services, marketing and quality assurance.
In 2002, Dr. Molina received the Ernst & Young Greater Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was named as an honoree of the Greater Long Beach National Conference for Community and Justice. Additionally in 2002, Dr. Molina was inducted into the Long Beach Community College Hall of Fame. He was also featured in Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America in 2005.
Dr. Molina is a member of numerous organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the California Medical Association, and the board of the Aquarium of the Pacific, as well as Homeboy Industries. He is also a board member of the Association of Health Insurance Plans and a member of the board of trustees of John Hopkins Medicine.