June Simmons, MSW, President, and CEO has enjoyed a long career as a health care executive in hospital and home care settings. Since founding Partners in Care Foundation in 1997, she has pioneered the development and scaling of evidence-based innovative interventions for the management of medications at home, self-management of chronic conditions, care coordination to improve health outcomes, and implementation of care transition services.
Throughout her distinguished career, she has been instrumental in envisioning, creating, funding, and operating forward-looking health and social service programs that meet the mutual needs of patient populations, health care delivery networks and health plans. Her priority is sustainable patient-driven integration of care across settings, from primary care and hospital to home and community in the 21st century.
Partners serves as a catalyst for shaping a new vision of health care by partnering with organizations, families, and community leaders in the work of changing health care systems, communities and lives. Partners is now building and advising on prototype regional community delivery systems for the new health environment, developing strong partnerships between medicine, home and community-based services and those who draw on the health and community systems of care. Partners also works to scale these innovations through shared learning systems at the national level.
June has been honored by numerous organizations through the years, including induction into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction, and selection by the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition as its 2019 Champion.