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2019 Ira Alpert Service Awardee

Caitlin Beck Stella, MPH

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Caitlin Beck Stella, MPH is Chief Executive Officer of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. She began her professional career as the start-up administrator of the multi-million dollar Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA Health. Caitlin also co-managed a state-wide pilot study looking at the epidemiology of Autism in California, which was published in 2002.


After completing her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at UCLA, Ms. Stella joined PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) healthcare consulting practice working with payer, provider and life science clients throughout the country.  She was a senior executive at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles before becoming Chief Administrative Officer for UCLA Health’s Mattel Children’s Hospital and Women’s Health programs.  

Ms. Stella was a Board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and is Past-President of the Health Policy and Management Alumni Association for the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA.  She continues to be an executive/community leader for March of Dimes, the American Heart Association and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  She is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Public Health Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Women in Health Administration.  She is also the healthcare industry representative for the Broward County Economic Council and a member of  the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

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