Careers With CMA

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The California Medical Association (CMA) employs more than 75 professional staff in Sacramento and San Francisco and is always recruiting high-performing employees who believe in our mission. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, CMA staff enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and a rewarding work environment. 

"The country is rethinking the fundamentals of health care delivery. At CMA, we get to be at the center of that change, which presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact."

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Political Operations

Janus Norman

"Working at CMA is a rewarding experience. Everyone here is incredibly smart, driven and willing to share their knowledge and experiences with others. I love coming to work every day to take on new challenges and learn from my amazing colleagues." 


Stephanie Valencia, CPA

"The most impressive quality about #TeamCMA is the all-hands-on-deck approach to team work. Every employee works hard with shared goals in mind and we all take the opportunity to celebrate victories, big and small."

Director, Human Resources

Spencer Tschida

"CMA offers a familial atmosphere with great benefits and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact for physicians and their patients."

Associated Director, Policy

Catrina Reyes

"Serving in the Center for Governance means creating and maintaining a fair and professional platform for members to engage on important issues and ensure that many perspectives are heard. I am proud to help give a voice to our members and to help turn that passion into action."

Vice President, Governance and Business Administration

Michelle Chapanian

"Organizational culture is very important to me and CMA embodies the most supportive and team-oriented work environment I’ve ever enjoyed. It may sound very cliché, but we truly live the 'work hard, play hard' mantra, and professional and personal growth and fulfillment are taken seriously."

Vice President, Membership, Marketing and Component Relations

Mike Steenburgh

"I have been working at CMA for 38 years. I like working here because it provides a healthy and positive work environment. What I love most about my job is the sense of family around our workplace. Our company truly values people on a personal level, which makes the hardest days just as great."

Senior Accountant, Retired

Brenda Jang


Open Positions

Associate Director, Health Policy

The Associate Director is responsible for policy development and strategic planning around health care policy issues, as well as regulatory advocacy with state and local agencies. The Associate Director manages these issues within the policy-making bodies of the association.

Legal Counsel

We are seeking a dynamic candidate for the position of Legal Counsel who can join our Center for Legal Affairs team. The CMA legal team leads, develops and implements CMA advocacy with a strong knowledge of multidisciplinary advocacy that includes law, policy, politics, coalition building and public relations

Program Director: Loan Repayment Program

The Program Director is a full-time position designed to serve the key lead for the Loan Repayment Program (LRP). This position will work closely with the PHC CEO and LRP Advisory Council to develop, implement and evaluate the LRP.

Administrative Assistant, CME Program

The Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative and support functions for the Continuing Medical Education Program under the general supervision of the Director of CME. Responsible for primary support of the CME Program and Director of CME.

Employee Benefits




Choose from a wide range of medical plans, including PPO, HMO, dental and vision.


After one year, CMA contributes 3% of salary as a safe harbor profit-sharing and matches 401(K) contributions up to 6% of your salary. 


Receive reimbursement for parking and public transportation.




Enjoy a 35-hour work week, annual (paid) winter break, 11 holidays, up to 70 sick hours and a minimum of 10 vacation days per year.


Pursue formal education and experiences to add to your personal and professional development.


Contribute to flexible spending plans to cover health care and dependent daycare costs.