Pacific Clinics, a leading nonprofit agency providing comprehensive behavioral health care services throughout Southern California, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kris Giordano as its Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Giordano brings to the agency an impressive breadth of healthcare management experience spanning more than 20 years. Among her many professional distinctions, she excels in several administrative functions, including: operations, financial management, claims operations, workforce development, contract negotiations and management, compliance and quality improvement, strategic partnerships and business development, facilities, and information systems. As a member of Pacific Clinics’ Executive Management Team, she will work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Balla, in setting the strategic direction in these critical administrative functions.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the EVP/Chief Administrative Officer for this well-respected organization and am ready to help move it to the next stage of growth.” said Ms. Giordano. “Pacific Clinics is a significant and valuable resource to some of Southern California's most vulnerable populations.”
Previously, Ms. Giordano served as the Chief Operating Officer for an intensive outpatient treatment services company where she was responsible for a $30 million annual operating budget, contract negotiations of physicians, and state licensing of facilities. Prior to that experience, she held executive positions at VITAS Healthcare and RAND Corporation (Health Division) as Senior General Manager and Director of Operations, respectively, and had responsibility for contractual arrangements, staff productivity, patient quality and satisfaction, financial operations, management of 650 staff, and oversight of a $75 million annual budget.
“Ms. Giordano's in-depth knowledge of the healthcare landscape is invaluable,” said Jim Balla. “We’re thrilled to have her as part of the senior leadership team and trust that her unique skill set will transform and elevate the services we provide to the culturally diverse communities throughout Southern California.”
Envision Consulting was retained to conduct the search for this position. The firm’s efforts included testing, a rigorous interview process and a presentation of top candidates to Pacific Clinics’ Search Committee.