Diana Bonta

Diana M. Bontá

President & CEO, The Bontá Group

Dr. Bontá has served as a director since 2007. She has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bontá Group since June 2013. The Bontá Group provides consulting services in the healthcare area. Previously, Dr. Bontá served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The California Wellness Foundation, a private independent foundation with a mission to improve the health of people in California. She has also served as the Vice President of Public Affairs of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Southern California Region, where she was responsible for setting the Region’s public policy agenda and providing leadership and oversight of public affairs programs and support for Kaiser Permanente’s external communications and reputation management. Dr. Bontá also served as the first Latina director of the California Department of Health Services. Prior to serving as director of the California Department of Health Services, Dr. Bontá served as director of the Department of Health and Human Services of the City of Long Beach, California. 

She has been a trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation since 2008. She is also a board member of the New Hope Medical Foundation, and has been a member of the board of directors and of the foundation board of trustees at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles since 2019. Previously, Dr. Bontá was a board member at the Archstone Foundation from 2009-2021 and had served as the chair of its board of directors and audit committee. 

She has served as a commissioner of the City of Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners as an appointee of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and as a director/trustee of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She served as a director/trustee on the Department of Health and Human Services Minority Health Committee, as an appointee of both California Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Board of Trustees of the Health Professions Education Foundation. 

Dr. Bontá holds doctorate and master’s degrees in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has held an appointment as an adjunct professor at UCLA’s School of Public Health since 1999 and is a registered nurse.