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Elizabeth Basnett

Acting Director

Elizabeth “Liz” Basnett was appointed Acting Director of the Emergency Medical Services Authority on November 15, 2021.

In addition to this acting appointment, Liz maintains her current position as an Assistant Secretary with the California Health and Human Services Agency (Cal HHS), a role assumed on June 1, 2020. Liz has the privilege to lead the coordination of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery across the Cal HHS Agency with all 12 departments and 5 offices.

Liz earned a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and an Executive Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Contact Liz via email at director@emsa.ca.gov.



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