Director of Operations
Education: MA Health Administration, Loma Linda University; BA Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine.
Languages Spoken: English.
Leanne Funada is an experienced health care professional with a background in both operations and finance. She has worked in numerous health care settings ranging from Federally Qualified Health Centers, outpatient clinical practices, faith-based hospital corporation and a public University Medical Center. Much of her work has been focused on high-need, low-income, predominantly Hispanic communities.
She has played an important role as Administrator/Operations Director of a large pediatric practice (Adventist Health Physicians Network Pediatric Medical Group at the White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles) as it transitions from a private practice mode of operation to become the anchor practice for the White Memorial Community Health Center. Her responsibilities include managing staff, budget, billing and quality assurance. In addition, she is a key member of the team creating the licensed community clinic, which will be applying for FQHC status. This has included a major role in the design of the new home for the WMCHC, a 22,000 sq. ft. space designed as a Patient Centered Medical Home for medical, dental and behavioral health services that will serve more than 15,000 unduplicated patients.