Careers With CMA

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The California Medical Association (CMA), along with its family of subsidiary organizations and companies, employs more than 100 professional staff in Sacramento 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.

As an employer of over 100 employees, CMA follows federal guidelines requiring mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19. In support of the physicians we serve and as part of our company culture, we believe vaccines are an important tool in safeguarding public health.


"Working for and with the physicians of California is rewarding on so many levels. As CMA staff, we get to see ideas evolve from nascent concepts into fully formed policies that directly impact the every days lives of Californians."

Senior Director, Communications

Katherine Boroski

"What I value most about working at CMA is our family-oriented culture. I always say "I love what I do, and the people I do it with." We are more than just colleagues, we support one another professionally and personally." 

Senior Director, Meetings & Conferences

Cristi Harris, CMP

"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

"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 always felt great pride and gratitude for having the opportunity to represent the physicians of California. It’s the most rewarding role I have ever had in my 26 years of working in the healthcare industry."

Director, Center for Economic Services

Mark Lane


Open Positions

Meeting Planner

The meeting planner will be responsible for association meeting planning and event coordination working with designated staff. Coordinate all aspects of meeting and conference planning as applicable, including site selection, procurement and contract negotiations with meeting/event-related vendors, preplanning logistics, on-site management and post-meeting reconciliation.

Chief Strategy Officer, PHC

The Chief Strategy Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC). The Chief Strategy Officer is a full-time position responsible for implementing PHC’s strategic plan, identifying and executing growth opportunities, developing strategic alliances to further PHC’s mission. This position will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and the Board of Directors.

Policy Analyst

The policy analyst will review and analyze proposals submitted by CMA member physicians for inclusion in CMA’s organizational policy, which guides CMA’s advocacy. The position will also provide staff support to internal policymaking bodies and other entities involved in CMA’s policy development and provide research to support CMA’s advocacy efforts.

Legislative Advocate

The Legislative Advocate advocates for CMA before the Legislature. In addition to communicating CMA’s positions on legislative proposals, this position requires analyzing legislative proposals and assessing its relationship to CMA policy, overseeing the process for establishing official CMA positions on proposed legislation, and coordinating the advocacy strategy on legislation.

Legal Counsel

CMA is looking for a Legal Counsel who utilizes critical thinking and entrepreneurial problem-solving skills in an association advocacy environment. We are looking for a team player who is committed to making access to health care a reality for all Californians. The Legal Counsel is a key member of CMA's Center for Legal Affairs with a specific focus on supporting CMA’s advocacy efforts in the courts, legislature, and regulatory agencies, and developing educational material for physicians and physician groups.

Employee Benefits



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


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


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.