About CalOptima

Michael Schrader

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Schrader

As Chief Executive Officer, Michael Schrader works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to set the agency’s strategic vision and ensure its successful implementation. He oversees all aspects of the organization and maintains positive working relationships with member, provider and community representatives as well as federal, state and county agencies. Schrader has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience for managed care plans in California and Massachusetts.

Prior to CalOptima, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan and the Chief Operating Officer for CenCal Health in Santa Barbara. Schrader also serves the health plan industry broadly, with leadership roles at the California Association of Health Plans, Local Health Plans of California, Association for Community Affiliated Plans and America’s Health Insurance Plans. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Arizona, and he has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. Schrader has been Chief Executive Officer of CalOptima since December 2012.

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