On October 13, 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Sachi A. Hamai as the County’s Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest municipal government, including oversight of the County’s $28 billion budget. As CEO, she also supports the Board’s policy and programmatic leadership on numerous health, social services, criminal justice and quality of life programs and services.
Before her selection as Chief Executive Officer, Sachi served 10 months as the Interim CEO, selected by the Board of Supervisors in December 2014. Previously, Sachi was the Executive Officer for the Board of Supervisors from April 2006 to December 2014, supporting the accounting, procurement, personnel, payroll, technology, facility management and other administrative services of the Board.
Sachi held several positions in Auditor-Controller, supervising the operational, compliance, and financial reviews of many County departments, until her promotion to a management position with the Department of Health Services Inspection and Audit Team in November 1994. As Chief of the Audit and Compliance Division, Sachi developed and implemented the groundbreaking Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force (HALT), a multi-agency program to deter illegal criminal activities threating the publics’ health and well-being. Since its inception, HALT has conducted thousands of investigations, resulting in hundreds of arrests, confiscating millions of dollars in illegal drugs, and saving taxpayers millions of dollars in Medi-Cal funds.
From 2001, until her appointment as the Board’s Executive Officer in 2006, Sachi was the Director of Administrative Services at the County’s Department of Health Services, supervising the human resources, information technology, facilities management, and audit and compliance offices in the nation’s second-largest public healthcare system.
Sachi is a passionate distance runner, completing her first marathon in St. George, Utah in 1997. She’s participated in nearly 40 races in the past five years, from 5k’s, to stair climbs, to marathons in Florida, Illinois, Nevada, and British Columbia, achieving a recent a personal best time in the 2015 Tokyo Marathon.