Shelly Schlenker

Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, CommonSpirit Health

Shelly Schlenker serves as Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations for Dignity Health. In her capacity, Ms. Schlenker leads Dignity Health’s Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, which in addition to the Dignity Health care centers includes an extensive strategic contact network of community based organizations and several thousand individual advocates.

The role of the Office of Public Policy and Advocacy is to support Dignity Health in achieving its mission, vision and strategic goals through the development and implementation of an effective legislative advocacy program. In her role, Ms. Schlenker serves as the chief advocate for Dignity Health providing leadership, direction and guidance to Dignity Health’s public policy activities in Arizona, California, and Nevada and at the Federal level.

Ms. Schlenker holds her Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations.

Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,600 physicians, 63,000 employees, and over 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and services