Kimberly Belshé

Kimberly Belshé’s career has been dedicated to public sector leadership in her home state of California; she currently serves in a number of board and advisory capacities.

Most recently, Kim was Executive Director of First 5 Los Angeles, an independent public agency dedicated to a future where every child is born healthy and thrives in a nurturing, safe and loving community. Prior to joining First 5 LA, she served as senior policy advisor of Public Policy Institute of California. 

Belshé previously held a number of leadership positions in state government, including Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency in the Administration of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and director of the Department of Health Services and deputy secretary of the Health and Welfare Agency under Governor Pete Wilson. She also has served in leadership positions in California philanthropy, including the James Irvine Foundation.

Ms. Belshé served on the founding five-member board of the state’s Health Benefit Exchange, Covered California, and the founding California Children and Families Commission.  She is a current board member for both Blue Shield of California and the Blue Shield of California Foundation, and the Imagination Library of California Strong Reader Partnership.

She is a native of San Francisco and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College

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