Current Employment

Melinda Martinez is currently a Manager at Optum California. In this role she serves as program manager for new member onboarding and provides strategic planning for member retention towards Medicare Advantage members.

Previous Experience

Melinda has over 14 years of experience working within the healthcare sector.  She spent seven years working in clinical settings as a pediatric ICU nurse, before she transitioned into an administrative role where she served as a healthcare analytics manager. After spending time in healthcare delivery, she went into consulting, where she became project manager for various projects supporting the expansion of behavioral health services and workforce for the state of California.


Melinda received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loma Linda University in 2008. She then went on to receive her Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management in 2022 from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

WHA Participation.

Melinda has been a WHA member since 2020.