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Executive Biographies
Michael A Nelson Michael A Nelson
President and Chief Executive Officer

Inter Valley Health Plan, is a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage (HMO) organization, headquartered in Pomona, California.  As President and Chief Executive Officer of Inter Valley Health Plan, Michael Nelson provides his strategic vision and expertise to one of the region’s leading Medicare Advantage health care insurers.

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Bruce Bowne Bruce Bowne
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President, Finance

Bruce Bowne, JD, is Inter Valley Health Plan’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance.  He is responsible for all the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, budgeting, treasury and finance.

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Susan Tenorio Susan Tenorio
Chief Operating Officer

Susan L. Tenorio, BSN, RN, is Chief Operating Officer of Inter Valley Health Plan and is a key member of the executive team. Susan helps manage $135,000,000 in not-for-profit revenue to provide health care services to Inter Valley’s nearly 18,500 Medicare members. She is responsible for implementation and operations of all clinical health delivery practices.

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Kenneth E. Smith, MD, MBA Kenneth E. Smith, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, Medical Services

Dr. Smith is board certified in internal medicine, receiving his training at the University of Minnesota and The Medical College of Wisconsin, where he held the staff position of Associate Professor of Medicine. he has served as a surveyor and review team chairman on over 100 HMO quality accreditation reviews for The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) since its inception in 1989. He also served as a member of the NCQA national appeals committee.

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Larry Baca Larry Baca
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Larry Baca is Vice President of Sales and Marketing and is responsible for growth and retention in all of our markets.  Under his leadership the Sales & Marketing team works year-round in the communities we serve, making sure our members understand the healthcare system and our plans.

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Patricia C. Jacobson Patricia C. Jacobson
Vice President, Human Resources

Patricia Jacobson is the vice president of human resources for Inter Valley Health Plan and is responsible for developing and integrating human resource strategies that maximize the company’s strategic goals through its personnel.

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Gail Blacklock Gail Blacklock
Director of Compliance/Compliance Officer

As the director of compliance/compliance officer, Gail Blacklock brings over 15 years of experience to the Inter Valley. Gail’s responsibilities include implementing the federal and state regulations to ensure members are given their rights, training and managing the corporate compliance program, monitoring and auditing the entire health plan, and also detective, investigating and prosecuting those committing fraud and abuse with the health plan. 

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Last Update 10/15/2020
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