Jamie Ostroff, a veteran health care attorney, is taking the legal reins of the California Medical Association. The CMA is a doctor organization with nearly 50,000 members and a history of spending millions of dollars on lobbying and political contributions.
Ostroff will replace Francisco Silva, who had been with the organization 17 years. He left in March to become CEO of the California Primary Care Association. Ostroff joins CMA from Hill Physicians Medical Group, one of the largest independent physician group in Northern California, where she served as chief legal and compliance officer. Prior to that role, Ostroff was associate general counsel at Blue Shield of California. Early in his career, he was an attorney at law firms Slovak Baron & Empey, Barger & Wolen, and Goodstein & Berman.
The Sacramento-based group is one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in California, doling out more than $15 million on lobbying and contributions to state political candidates since 2015.