FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carrie Braun, Public Information Mgr., (714) 788-8060, Carrie.Braun@ocgov.com
Director of County’s Health Care Agency Appointed
Santa Ana, Calif. (March 28, 2017) – Richard Sanchez, currently the Assistant Director of the County of
Orange Health Care Agency (HCA), will now lead the agency as Director beginning March 31, 2017.
Sanchez was selected from a competitive public recruitment following the retirement announcement of
present HCA Director Mark Refowitz.
Sanchez has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector including serving HCA for the past 12
years. He has held a variety of leadership roles including Assistant Director and Director of Environmental
Health and Assistant Director of the Agency. Prior to joining the County of Orange, Sanchez led Sacramento
County’s Environmental Health Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences
from UC Irvine and a Master of Public Health from Loma Linda University. Continue reading