Tamala Choma was appointed to Vice President and General Counsel of Valley
Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) in May 2020. Prior to joining VPH, Ms. Choma
served as Senior Counsel for L.A. Care Health Plan, Senior Counsel for
UC Riverside, Associate Counsel for Genesis Health System, Associate Counsel
and Of Counsel for Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, Senior
Counsel for Dignity Health, Corporate Counsel and Of Counsel for Sharp
HealthCare, and as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in various clinical
and educational settings.
As General Counsel, Ms. Choma provides legal advice, counsel, and guidance
to senior executives across multiple lines of business on compliance with
laws, regulations, and accreditation standards, and oversees all aspects
of risk management, contract management, and compliance as well as coordinating
all legal matters within the organization.
Ms. Choma earned her undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders from
San Diego State University, her master’s degree in Communicative
Disorders from San Francisco State University, and her law degree from
the University of San Diego School of Law.
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