Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Leslie Pels-Beck joined Sharp Health Plan as manager of Customer Service in 1999, after several years in the health care industry. She moved into the role of COO in 2001 and was named vice president in 2005. Leslie is responsible for customer service, appeals and grievances, business operations, compliance, and legislative and regulatory affairs.
Leslie graduated from San Diego State University at the top of her class with a Master of Public Health degree. She worked as a program manager and teacher for the developmentally disabled at Vista Hill Foundation, administrative analyst for the County of San Diego Department of Health Services, and program manager and quality director for Managed Care Solutions. Leslie has served the community on the boards of the Community Health Improvement Partners, the Arc of San Diego Foundation and the Developmental Services Continuum.