Chelsea A. Grayson and Heidi Yodowitz join Delta Dental of California Board of Directors

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The two new members of the company's 12-person board will help oversee and guide the company’s performance, financial reporting, risk management and compliance and other activities.

Delta Dental of California, the state’s largest dental plan, today announced that Chelsea A. Grayson and Heidi Yodowitz have joined its board of directors.

Grayson most recently served as CEO for American Apparel, the largest vertically integrated apparel manufacturer in North America before its sale to Gildan Activewear, Inc. Prior to that, she served as the company’s executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer. She also currently sits on the True Religion Board of Directors, for which she chairs the audit committee. A former partner at Jones Day in the mergers & acquisitions group, Grayson holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.

Yodowitz is a 20-year veteran of McKesson Corp., a global leader in health care supply chain management solutions and other health care products and services, where she held several executive finance positions including corporate senior vice president of finance, corporate controller and various CFO roles. Prior to that, she was a senior manager at Deloitte. She has served on the board of Glacier Water Services and on the advisory board of Women Business Leaders of U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation and is a three-time honoree on the San Francisco Business Times’ list of Top 100 Women in San Francisco. Yodowitz holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.

“We welcome these two very experienced professionals to Delta Dental’s board and look forward to benefiting from their expertise,” said Tony Barth, president and CEO. “As a nonprofit health care corporation, we know it’s essential to have a strong board with excellent fiduciary and regulatory knowledge, and both Chelsea and Heidi bring that to their roles as directors.”

The 12-person board is responsible for overseeing and guiding the company’s performance, financial reporting, risk management and compliance, strategy, company culture and talent acquisition. As fiduciaries, the directors also represent the collective interests of the company’s stakeholders.

About Delta Dental of California
Delta Dental of California, a not-for-profit health care service corporation, is part of a group of companies under common management operating in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Collectively, the companies provide group and individual dental benefits to nearly 36.5 million people, including more than 25 million in California. All the affiliated companies are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 75 million people nationwide.

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