June Simmons is President and CEO of Partners in Care Foundation. She is nationally recognized for her leadership in the administration of health care organizations. Since founding Partners in Care in 1997, Simmons has led the organization’s pioneering role in developing and scaling evidence-based care models, leading to innovative and effective interventions for the management of chronic conditions, the challenges of aging, and better-coordinated care to improve health care outcomes.
Recognized for her innovations, insights and management skills, Simmons frequently speaks on these topics at conferences and seminars and has been honored with numerous awards by academic and national professional organizations. In 2018, she was inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction, a program within the California Social Welfare Archives that ensures the advances and lessons of the profession remain available to future practitioners and researchers.
Throughout her distinguished career, she has been instrumental in envisioning, creating, funding, and operating, forward-looking health and social services research, and programs that meet the mutual needs of patient populations, providers, and health care delivery networks. These initiatives are designed to encourage the implementation of cost-effective, patient-friendly integration of care across settings, from primary care and hospital to home and community.
Simmons has been active as one of the co-founders of the national Evidence-Based Leadership Council. She continues to work in co-founding collaborations with other key leaders, most recently the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging—a new public health partnership, designed to disseminate evidence-based intervention and education programs to achieve better health results for diverse populations. In fall 2015, she joined NCOA's Board of Directors and has recently completed terms on the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Transforming End-of-Life Care.