Sacramento Care Team Members

InnovAge California PACE

Regional Executive Director

I have the privilege of meeting seniors every day who share their unique and challenging life stories, including how PACE has improved their lives with services that meet their medical and emotional needs. It is very gratifying to be a part of this integrated healthcare system that has a positive impact in the lives of our participants.

Cheryl Rice joined InnovAge’s regional leadership team in 2019 with more than 23 years of senior leadership experience in hospital administration and management. Prior to joining InnovAge, she served as director of rehabilitation services for Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center in Merced, Calif., where she led program development growth planning, community outreach, and claims processing. Cheryl also has experience working in acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient care facilities, home care, and rehabilitation facilities with specialized dementia and stroke units.Cheryl is licensed in nursing home administration and Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) administration. She holds a Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Phoenix, as well as a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Conn.
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Chief Operating Officer, Western Regional Operations

Our seniors deserve the best possible care so that they can be independent and live life on their own terms. I am passionate about PACE and want to ensure that InnovAge provides responsible patient care and clinical excellence for all participants.

Maria Lozzano joined the InnovAge team in 2018. As COO for western regional operations at InnovAge, Maria is based out of San Bernardino and works closely with InnovAge operations leadership to support the growth of the organization. Maria has more than 11 years in healthcare operations, most recently as chief operations officer with VNA California. The home health, palliative care, and hospice organization serves 800 people in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, and Maria oversaw the 300-member team that delivered these services. In addition to VNA California, she has also worked with acute, chronic, home infusion pharmacy, and in-home surgical aftercare organizations, and has experience with business development and in leading clinical operation teams.
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Team intelligence is key in the person centered care of frail older adults. My philosophy with healthcare teams is care that centers on improving patient safety and functionality. PACE promotes a holistic approach with attention to the wellbeing of the participant and the stability of their support system.

Dr. Mandal earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Health Administration and Inter-Professional Leadership at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, she is currently board certified in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine. 

Before joining InnovAge, Dr. Mandal worked with Dignity Health in Sacramento to build community-based palliative care. She also served as Medical Director at HCR Manor Care leading an interdisciplinary team of professionals in incorporating medical, psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual aspects into person-centered clinical decision making. 
 
Dr. Mandal was recognized as Physician of the Year by the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) for her innovative work in health care with Eskaton Home Health Agency. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Mandal, her spouse, and three children enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, and travel. 
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What I most enjoy about working with aging adults is hearing their remarkable stories.

A love of dentistry is in Dr. Hanrahan’s family genes. He is a second generation dentist, following in the footsteps of his father. He feels fortunate to have thrived in this rewarding career.

Dr. Hanrahan attended University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, California, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Upon graduation, he practiced general dentistry side-by-side with his father in a small family dental office in Garden Grove, California, where he has been practicing for nearly 40 years before coming to InnovAge. His professional memberships include the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.

Dr. Hanrahan is also a caregiver for his 88-year old mother. He enjoys watching baseball and listening to blues music —he has over 400 albums in his collection.
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