On Lok, a pioneer and world leader in Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) since 1971, today announced the appointment of David Nolan as chief operating officer. In this role, Nolan is responsible for planning, organizing and directing day-to-day operations of On Lok’s centers while setting strategies which drive the On Lok Lifeways and PACE programs throughout the Greater Bay Area. He will also provide leadership and support across On Lok’s other programs and services to further its mission of supporting seniors living in the community.
“We are fortunate and truly excited to have a leader with talent like David’s join the On Lok leadership team,” said Grace Li, CEO of On Lok. “David’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in senior care needs and services is an asset for On Lok as we continue to enhance our care and programs to the growing number of seniors in the Bay Area.”
“With 45 years of experience under its belt, On Lok has always done such amazing work throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and I look forward to serving as its COO,” said Nolan. “I’m happy to return to this organization after working here for several years in the late 80s. The passion people exude here is infectious and that’s what makes me excited to go to work every day.”
Prior to joining On Lok, Nolan was vice president of the CA Medicare Medi-Cal Program (MMP) at Anthem Blue Cross. He was responsible for managing all aspects of California’s Coordinated Care Initiative in Santa Clara County, which included budgeting, financial reconciliation, vendor and provider contracting, staffing and community engagement. He previously held roles at Alameda Alliance for Health, Chi Partners LLC, and NCB Capital Impact. From 1988-1993, he served as On Lok’s director of fund development, marketing and public relations.
Nolan previously served on the board of directors at Charity Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and was the board president for California Culture Change Coalition. He was also the treasurer of the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, on the steering committee for Alameda’s County Long-Term Care Integration Planning Project, part of the California Community Transitions (CCT) Program Advisory Work Group and on the board of directors for the Pastoral Care Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. Nolan holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University and attended the Defense Language Institute Southwest.