John Baackes
CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan

John is Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan serving over two million members in Los Angeles County.

He works with L.A. Care’s Board of Governors to set the strategic vision while overseeing the day-to-day operations. Before joining L.A. Care, he served as president of AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans where he oversaw the Medicare Advantage business unit.

John currently serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans, California Association of Health Plans, Local Health Plans of California, Project Angel Food, and serves as chair of the SNP Alliance and Urban Voices Project.   

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.