Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Assistant Professor and Director of the Online Program
Dr. Elena Capella is a healthcare professional who practices in the realms of healthcare quality, compliance, and education. At the Santa Cruz Monterey Merced Managed Medical Care Commission, she directs organizational projects including development of policy and conduct standards, ongoing audits for adherence to state and federal regulations, and state approval of service expansion plans. Dr. Capella has been a hospital director of quality assurance and risk management, as well as a corporate consultant on compliance, regulatory, and administrative issues that focus on improving access and quality of clinical services.
In 2011, Dr. Capella received the USF School of Management Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching.