Vice President, Long Term Care
Cynthia J. Leach is the Vice President of Long Term Care at Mercy Care since December 2020. She brings over 35 years’ experience in health care administration, financial management, executive leadership and program development to this role. Her responsibilities are to develop, implement, oversee and evaluate the Mercy Care Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) program while leading a large case management department. Cynthia ensures that appropriate and cost effective medical and medically-related social and behavioral health services and supports are identified, planned, obtained and monitored for individuals eligible for ALTCS services, families and caregivers. In addition, she develops connections and partnerships within workforce development, home and community-based services (HCBS), and institutional programs. Prior to joining Mercy Care, for almost 25 years, Cynthia was the Owner/Chief Operations Officer at Coppersands, Inc., a senior health care management company. Cynthia’s responsibilities included overseeing the operations of post and sub-acute care, behavioral health, assisted living and long term care facilities. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Administration from the University of Arizona and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from DMCC. She holds several licenses with the State of Arizona including: Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Assisted Living Manager and Registered Nurse.