Elizabeth Hill Elected to Board of the California HealthCare Foundation


The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) has elected Elizabeth G. Hill, former California legislative analyst, to a three-year term on its board of directors. For 22 years, Hill led the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), which provides nonpartisan fiscal and policy analysis to the Legislature.

Hill won accolades for her office’s analysis of the Governor’s yearly budget, as well as providing advice to both houses of the Legislature, and preparing impartial analyses for all initiatives and constitutional measures qualifying for the ballot. She retired in 2008.

“Elizabeth Hill is a perfect fit for the CHCF board,” said Mark D. Smith, M.D., M.B.A., CHCF president and CEO. “Her encyclopedic knowledge of state government, budgets, and programs, along with her understanding of health policy issues, will help guide CHCF to make the most effective use of its resources to help improve quality, boost efficiency, and lower the cost of health care in California.”

Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University and a master’s of public policy from the University of California, Berkeley. After a Fulbright Scholarship to study transportation policy in Sweden, Hill began her career at the LAO in 1976 as one of the few female analysts at that time. Ten years later, she was appointed California Legislative Analyst.

Hill is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and the American Society¬†for Public Administration (ASPA). She also serves on the advisory board of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. In 1997, she was recognized as a “Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine and was a 2005 recipient of the National Public Service Award from ASPA and NAPA.


About the California Health Care Foundation

The California Health Care Foundation is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford.