CHA News Article

CHA Welcomes Amber Kemp as VP of Health Care Coverage

CHA has announced the appointment of Amber Kemp as vice president, health care coverage. Kemp, who joined CHA this week, provides advocacy and support regarding government-funded programs and other health care coverage policy issues affecting California hospitals and health systems. She has an extensive background in Medi-Cal and most recently worked in the director’s office at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) where she managed implementing the Medi-Cal Section 1115 Waiver for the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) for designated and non-designated public hospitals. Kemp also was the co-lead of the waiver’s behavioral health services needs assessment project. Prior to joining DHCS, she served as a special assistant to state Board of Equalization member Betty Yee. Kemp has a master’s degree in business administration from Mills College in Oakland. She can be reached at (916) 552-7543 or