Luis Fonseca, MHA

Chief Operating Officer

Luis Fonseca is an accomplished health care executive with extensive experience improving and expanding health care services while achieving excellence in clinical and operational outcomes. In his role as Chief Operating Officer for Alameda Health System, Mr. Fonseca provides operational and strategic leadership to the executives of AHS’ hospitals, wellness centers, and skilled nursing facilities. He also plays a key role in ensuring that operations are functioning effectively and strategy is properly executed while maintaining a focus on clinical excellence and quality improvement.  

Prior to joining AHS, Mr. Fonseca served as Chief Operating Officer at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in Salinas, Calif., where he supported growth in new programs and existing services. He also provided management oversight for clinical integration and quality improvement resulting in distinctions for cardiac care and chest pain, and Joint Commission certifications for stroke, and hip and knee services. He has also served as Administrator of Support Services for Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek, Calif., and Administrator of Facilities Operations at LAC+USC Healthcare Network, Los Angeles, Calif.

He is an active member of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL) and frequently guest lectures at colleges and universities throughout Northern California. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), and a Fellow of the California Health Leadership College.

Mr. Fonseca holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Major in Business Management.

Mr. Fonseca serves as a board member of the YMCA of the Eastbay and the National Association for Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE), an organization that is committed to preparing the next generation of Latino healthcare executives - leaders who will help meet the challenges for the nation’s future and improve healthcare.