Elia Gallardo, ESQ. Director of Governmental Affairs

Elia is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in advancing legislative, budget and administrative priorities for the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA). The position reports to the CBHDA Executive Director and supervises assigned analysts and support staff.

E-mail: egallardo@cbhda.org

Phone: (916) 556-3477 ext. 1118


Previous Employers

Insure the Uninsured Project- Director of Policy Research

Alameda Alliance for Health - Executive Director, Government Relations and Program Oversight

California Primary Care Association - Director of Government Affairs


UCLA School Of Law- Juris Doctorate Degree

University of California, Berkeley

Honors and Appointments

2005 Champion of Health Professions Diversity Award

U.S. DHHS BPHC, Migrant Health Program, National Service Award Los Angeles County Bar Association, Public Service Award

Health Leadership Program Alumni, Sierra Health Foundation, Class VIII 2008-2009