Cora Tellez

CEO, Sterling Administration
Cora Tellez
Cora serves as company CEO of Sterling Health Services Administration, a company she founded in 2004, in Oakland, California. Sterling provides account based services (HSA, FSA, HRA, Cobra,) linked to health benefits. Sterling is a private, financially self-sustaining business that encourages employee ownership via its ESOP program. Cora has 25 years of management experience in health care finance and delivery. Prior to founding Sterling Administration, Cora held executive positions at Health Net, Inc., Prudential Healthcare, Blue Shield of California, and Kaiser Permanente.

In 2015, Cora began a new service housed within Sterling, called Amazing CARE Network. It is focused on helping men and women redefine aging as a time of grace and independence. Services offered include savings accounts geared to setting funds aside to pay for services not covered by long term care insurance or Medicare, expanding one’s network of friends and educating them on the opportunities and challenges awaiting us as we age, and a network of recently retired physicians who serve as physician friends-of-the-family as well as university schools of clinical pharmacy to help clients navigate the medical delivery system.

Cora currently serves on two publicly traded boards: HMS Holdings (Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee) and Pacific Premier Bank. She also chairs a nonprofit board, the Hawaii Healthcare Alliance.

As Cora will tell you, the most important thing you should know about her is that she is a happy grandmother of 4 grandkids, and is learning how to quilt.