The Coast News Group: West Health’s Shelley Lyford named to state aging commission

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May 16, 2019

ENCINITAS — Shelley Lyford, CEO of nonprofit West Health, was appointed to the California Commission on Aging on May 8 by the Senate Rules Committee.

“I am honored to join the Commission to advocate for seniors across California and help create the state’s first Master Plan for Aging,” Lyford said. “We are at a pivot point in our history when, for the first time, seniors will soon outnumber children. We need to act now to improve our healthcare and social services to prepare for this important generational shift.”

Lyford, of Encinitas, has been the chief executive at West Health for four years and has led Gary and Mary West’s philanthropic endeavors to lower healthcare costs and improve care for seniors since its inception in 2006.


Shelley Lyford
CEO, Chair & Trustee, Gary and Mary West Foundation
CEO & Chair, West Health Institute