Dr. J. Mario Molina

Dr. J. Mario Molina, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. In 1980, his father, C. David Molina, MD, founded Molina Healthcare to address the special needs of low-income patients. After his father’s death in 1996, Dr. Molina was elected Chairman of the Board and assumed the chief executive role at Molina Healthcare.

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Molina has served in various capacities at Molina Healthcare. From 1991 to 1994, he served as the Medical Director, working with providers and clinics while overseeing medical and risk management issues. In 1994, he became Vice President responsible for provider contracting, member services, market and quality assurance.

In 2002, Dr. Molina received the Ernst & young Greater Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was named as an honoree of the Greater Long Beach National Conference for Community and Justice.  Additionally in 2002, Dr. Molina was inducted into the Long Beach Community College Hall of Fame. Dr. Molina was also feature in Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America in 2005.

Dr. Molina is a member of numerous organizations including the America College of Physicians. He is on the board at the California Medical Association Foundation and is chairman of the board for the Aquarium of the Pacific. Dr. Molina is also a board member of Homeboy Industries and the Association of Health Insurance Plans. Dr. Molina and John Molina were named the 2006 Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Molina received his degree from the University of Southern California and performed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as in Endocrinology and Metabolism.