About Joni Steinman

Joni Steinman
Board Treasurer
Senior Consultant/Life Sciences, Strategic Interests, LLC

Joni M. Steinman brings 35 years of healthcare management consulting experience to advancing the goals of the HSG. As the co-founder and managing principal of AUSMS Healthcare Consultants, Ms. Steinman served the U.S. healthcare industry, advising policymakers, administrators, and practitioners on strategic, facility, organizational and business planning and development matters, including performance improvement initiatives, for hospitals, surgery providers and practitioners, hospice and home care agencies, medical groups and governmental agencies, regarding the development of many facets of acute, sub-acute, ambulatory, home and long-term care. In 2012, after completing several consulting engagements regarding cross-border healthcare policy strategies in Toronto, Canada, Ms. Steinman affiliated with Strategic Interests, LLC, a Rochester, NY-based firm dedicated to guiding healthcare organizations nationwide to grow through improved performance, outreach and outcomes by harnessing the innovative use of technology and business intelligence.

With educational achievements in both political and medical sociology (Brandeis University, cum laude) and social work administration (San Diego State University), Ms. Steinman has devoted her career, as AUSMS’ motto indicates, to guiding clients and colleagues alike ‘From Ideas to Results’ in health care and human services.

Ms. Steinman has always given back to her communities through voluntarism and philanthropy. Her commitment includes serving as President of the Health Systems Agency of San Diego and Imperial Counties, the Jewish National Fund’s San Diego Region, and San Diego Women in Health Administration. Today, in addition to her commitment to HSG (serving on the Board since 2016), she is a member of the Rochester Women’s Giving Circle, a community of philanthropic women who combine their financial strength to support area women and girls on their journey to economic self-sufficiency, 100+ Women Who Care Victoria (British Columbia) and the Board of Directors of The Belfry Theatre Society (Victoria, BC).

Fun Fact: “My brother, the late Ralph M. Steinman, MDm was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2011 for his discovery and subsequent research into the immune system’s “dendritic cell.” Sadly, he had passed away just 60 hours before the announcement was made at 5:30am Eastern on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, so he never knew of this long overdue honor.

I’ve been blessed to grow up with THREE wonderful older brothers—Mark, Ralph and Seymour—who are/were 6, 11 and 15 years my senior and who each showed me the ropes of living a good, productive and love-filled life. Each is a star in my eyes; Ralph’s ‘star’ quality was just the one that was acknowledged quite publicly by his peers and colleagues around the world.”