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Elena Lopez-Gusman

Department: Chapter Staff
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 9163255455

Elena Lopez-Gusman is the Executive Director of California ACEP. Elena has been with the organization since 2007 when she was hired as the Director of Government Relations. She brings 20 years of legislative, political and policy experience to her advocacy on behalf of emergency physicians and their patients. She spent 10 years working in the legislature for Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Joe Dunn (D-Santa Ana).

She first began her collaboration with California ACEP when working in the legislature staffing legislation to ensure that California’s tobacco litigation settlement funds would be spent on health care. Prior to her service in the legislature, she was a Legislative Staff Attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and supervised their Sacramento office.

Elena earned her B.A. in Sociology and her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, and is a member in good standing of the California State Bar and the American Association of Medical Society Executives.
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