Elizabeth Landsberg was appointed Director of the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) by Governor Gavin Newsom in December 2020.
Previously she was a Deputy Director at the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) overseeing the Help Center which assists consumers and providers with health care complaints. Before joining DMHC, Elizabeth was an advocate for health care consumers in the nonprofit realm for more than 16 years. She was the Director of Policy Advocacy for the Western Center on Law & Poverty where she specialized in health care issues including health reform implementation, Medi-Cal, Covered California and other issues affecting poor Californians. Prior to joining Western Center, Elizabeth was the Supervising Attorney for the Health Rights Hotline at Legal Services of Northern California. In addition to supervising the Hotline staff fielding calls from health care consumers, Elizabeth analyzed call data, identified systemic policy issues and advocated for needed change. She was the Ruth Chance Law Fellow at Equal Rights Advocates and served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Martha Vázquez.
Elizabeth received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Pomona College.