Vice President, Workforce Policy
Ms. Martin is the vice president of workforce policy for the California Hospital Association (CHA).
In this role, she is responsible for leading the CHA Workforce Committee, a hospital-led committee which focuses on identifying and implementing coordinated, strategic solutions that will address the long-term need for healthcare professionals in California. In addition, she is responsible for leading the Health Laboratory Workforce Initiative, which is comprised of clinical laboratory experts who are developing strategic solutions to the laboratory personnel workforce shortage in California.
Ms. Martin has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years, of which, the last twelve have been directly related to health care or public health. Prior to joining CHA, Cathy was the Executive Director of the California State Rural Health Association (CSRHA). A primary responsibility in that role was to lead the Rural Workforce Collaborative, a CSRHA taskforce organized for the purpose of developing recommendations to address health care workforce shortages in rural areas.
From 1992-2006, Ms. Martin was the Associate Director and Chief Financial Officer of the California Center for Civic Participation. The Center is a non-profit organization in Sacramento that provides California youth with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to become informed participants in the democratic process, thereby empowering them to take actions that result in policy outcomes that positively impact the health of their communities.