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Leslie Margolin Joins Trumpet Behavioral Health Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Trumpet Behavioral Health, LLC, today announced the appointment of Leslie Margolin as outside board member, effective September 3rd, 2015. Margolin’s addition expands the board to five members.

Chris Miller, Managing Director with Trumpet Behavioral Health, speaks enthusiastically of Leslie’s addition to the Board.

Leslie Margolin
Leslie Margolin

“I’m thrilled to add Leslie as a TBH Director.   Her critical thinking will be an asset to our efforts in providing quality outcomes to clients, and her managed care experience and expertise will assist us in building great relationships with payers.  Leslie is a first-class human being, and she fits in well with our mission and values-driven culture.”

Margolin is President and CEO of The Margolin Group, whose mission is creating health care systems for the 21st century. Within this role, she works coast-to-coast to establish comprehensive, system-wide, coalition-based businesses to drive meaningful and sustainable improvements in cost, quality, and safety, a business model that virtually reinvents health care. Prior to the creation of The Margolin Group, she was President of Anthem Blue Cross (California) where she spearheaded a successful turnaround of the company’s commercial book of business and launched “Patient Safety First … A California Partnership for Health”, a patient safety collaborative of unprecedented scale and impact, credited with saving more than 3,600 lives and achieving savings of approximately $63M in its first three years of operation.

As leader of all hospital and health plan operations nationally for Kaiser Permanente, Margolin served as lead negotiator in historic interest-based bargaining efforts with 29 local and 9 international unions representing 86,000 employees. Her partnership successes were lauded by the U.S. Department of Labor and were studied by academic institutions across the nation. Margolin began her health care career with CIGNA Corporation, serving as corporate counsel for ten years and rising to serve as assistant general counsel and later as President and General Manager of CIGNA HealthCare of California.

A hallmark of Margolin’s career is a relentless focus on bringing together care, coverage and community leaders to better serve the health and health care needs of individuals and communities.

With respect to her work on the TBH Board, Margolin states, “Serving on the Trumpet Behavioral Health Board gives me an opportunity to very personally and very directly have critical impact on bringing needed care, coverage and support services to a chronically under-served and vulnerable population. This new role further advances a broad cross-sector effort I championed back in my days at Anthem Blue Cross where I contributed my personal leadership to efforts to assure coverage of essential services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.  TBH has had great success picking up where we left off, and I look forward to advancing their remarkable efforts all across the United States.”