3bcbb4dLaura Zehm | VP/CFO,  Community Hospital Foundation

Laura is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP). In that role she has led the development of two insurance products: Central Coast Community Mutual Insurance Company and Aspire Health Plan (a Medicare Advantage plan). She is the Chief Executive Officer for both of these insurance companies. She joined CHOMP in 1982 and has over 30 years of healthcare and financial experience. Laura grew up outside of Chicago and began her professional career there working for Blue Cross of Chicago.

Laura is a member of Financial Executives International and American College of Healthcare Executives. Laura is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has served on a number of committees including the board of directors from 1998 – 2005 filling various positions including Chairperson. She has also served on the Board of the California Hospital Association as the Northern California HFMA designee for the years 2007 – 2008 and the Board of Natividad Medical Center (as part of a grant agreement between CHOMP and the County of Monterey) from July 2006 – December 2008. She has served on non-profit community Boards and committees to include the Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, Monterey County AIDS Project, Monterey Federal Credit Union and Carmel Mayor’s Task Force.

Laura earned her BS from Western Illinois University and her MBA from Golden Gate University.