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Robert Lonardo

Chief Development Officer
Robert Lonardo is chief development officer for Alignment Healthcare, an integrated health services company serving the Medicare population. 
Mr. Lonardo brings 35 years of industry experience to Alignment. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief growth and business development officer at CareMore Health Plan. He led sales and marketing redesign, which resulted in 26 straight months of achieving sales target numbers, launching expansions into new service areas and adding new providers to the CareMore network in all states.
Mr. Lonardo has also served in several leadership capacities at LA Care, Vantage Medical Group and Primary Provider Management Company, Abraxis Bioscience/AAAH, CalOptima, and Care1st. During his early career as an officer of Blue Shield of California, he was in charge of all direct lines for transactional functions within Blue Shield, including claims, customer/member services, installation and membership, grievances and appeals. Mr. Lonardo was responsible for thousands of employees and an annual operating budget of $332 million dollars. He led seven service centers, processing 8 million calls and 45 million claims annually. At CalOptima, he developed innovative approaches to expand current long-term care and end-of-life programs and developed new initiatives to complement them in a managed care environment. Mr. Lonardo was also actively involved in physician recruitment and relationships at CalOptima, and he developed a “network” called County Family that brought together key stakeholders for regular updates on how the plan was succeeding.
Mr. Lonardo has a Master of Science in business administration from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Ohio State University.
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