Stephania Olmendi

Stephania Olamendi


Workforce Development

Office: 213-742-6285
Cell: 213-342-7488

Stephania Olamendi is a Director of Workforce Development at COPE Health Solutions. She joined the firm in 2015 to build, grow and manage a new workforce development program for one of the largest non-profit health systems in California. In her current role, Ms. Olamendi supports clients across Southern and Central Valley California and Washington State including public community hospitals, private hospitals and non-for profit health systems.

As a Senior Regional Manager, Ms. Olamendi works closely with her client portfolio to customize and build their health care workforce development strategy, program and workflow implementation and care coordination strategies that target high-risk populations, support post-discharge care and reduce readmissions. Ms. Olamendi works with a multidisciplinary team at her client site to develop, expand and supervise transformational educational programs that prepare students for careers in health care and drive value for her clients from patient experience to operational excellence.

In addition to her client portfolio, Ms. Olamendi plays a leading role in building the Care Navigator service line of the COPE Health Scholars program. She continuously prepares program curriculum to train students on topics fundamental to care management and population health, preparing them to understand and succeed in a value-based purchasing environment.

Prior to her position at COPE Health Solutions, Ms. Olamendi received her Master of Public Health from the Fielding School of Public Health at University of California, Los Angeles. In her previous roles Ms. Olamendi worked closely to develop community-based projects addressing social determinants of health through both qualitative analyses and research on Los Angeles’ immigrant health care needs. Ms. Olamendi has a growing interest in exploring the intersection between community environment and health. Through her previous roles in academia, research and non-profit, Ms. Olamendi engaged in work that focused on the connection between social cohesion, affordable housing and health outcomes across underrepresented communities.

Ms. Olamendi brings a social justice lens to her work, with strong knowledge in care coordination and care management. From her work and life experience, Ms. Olamendi has developed a passion for advocating and elevating the health needs of underrepresented communities and empowering the next generation of health care professionals to improve health care delivery.