Senior Vice President of Community Relations and Development, and Chief Development Officer
Art Ochoa leads Cedars-Sinai’s external relations, including fundraising, community health programs, volunteer services, communications, marketing and digital strategy.
He joined Cedars-Sinai in 2001 as director of Planned Giving, and was appointed chief development officer and senior vice president in 2004. Prior to that, Ochoa practiced corporate and tax law in Los Angeles at O’Melveny & Myers and at Irell & Manella.
His community leadership activities include serving as chair of the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Board of Directors, vice chair of the Board of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and vice chair of the Women’s Heart Alliance, based in Washington, D.C. He also is a board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, an honorary trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation and a member of the Yale Law School Association’s Executive Board. He is a trustee of Marlborough School and immediate past president of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Early Education in West Hollywood.
Ochoa, a former adjunct faculty member at American Jewish University, lectures frequently on legal, fundraising, management and governance issues. He has received awards and recognition from a number of organizations, including the National Hispanic Health Foundation, the Mexican American Bar Foundation and Boy Scouts of America.
Ochoa earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Southern California (Phi Beta Kappa) and a juris doctor degree from Yale University.