Cecilia Montalvo has an extensive history of leadership in the healthcare industry, with diverse roles in healthcare delivery systems, hospitals and medical groups, insurance companies, and the public sector. In addition to her new role on the board at KGI, she currently serves as an elected official on the Cambria Community Healthcare District board. Her prior board roles have included the Corporate Board of the Dual Degree program of the Haas School of Business and the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health, and Woodside Priory School, a private Benedictine college preparatory school. She is a Silicon Valley YMCA TWIN award winner recognizing outstanding women in leadership.
Before focusing on her board roles, she served as Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer for Summit Health Management and President, Summit Select LLC Northern New Jersey. She had previously served as Vice President, National Business Development for Kaiser Permanente, responsible for mergers and acquisitions and the execution of new geographic expansion plans, including Kaiser’s 2015 successful $2B acquisition of Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, WA.
Prior to assuming her role at Kaiser, Montalvo was Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Sutter Health. She had previously been a licensed Investment Banker in Shattuck Hammond Partners LLC, a boutique healthcare investment bank. She focused her client work in the areas of healthcare mergers and acquisitions and strategic finance. During this time, Montalvo published several significant pieces of research on the financial health of California’s hospital and skilled nursing industry, funded over $1 million in grant funding from the California Healthcare Foundation.
Montalvo earned her BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Rollins College and her Masters in Public Policy and Healthcare Administration from the University of Chicago. She is currently enrolled as a student at Cuesta College in a pre-nursing program. Montalvo and her husband, Carlos, own and operate a commercial avocado farm in Cambria, CA, and have four adult children.