Emma Wollschlager Schwartz, MPH, serves as president for the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation, a non-profit organization that drives the vision for positioning the Paso del Norte region as the premier center of health delivery, medical education and biomedical research for military, border and Hispanic populations. Prior to joining the MCA Foundation, Schwartz was founder and president of Wollschlager Consulting, LLC, dba W Consulting, LLC, a healthcare management and regulatory compliance consulting company.
Before launching her consulting firm, she was director of Compliance Consulting for Sinaiko Healthcare Consulting, Inc. (now Altegra) in Los Angeles. While at Sinaiko, she regularly led operational performance improvement projects, prepared detailed business and strategic plans, created operational and billing related policies and procedures, audited claims and processes for specific audit protocols, and developed and monitored compliance programs for hospitals, physician practices, clinical laboratories, dialysis facilities and diagnostic imaging centers. She is a co-author of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethic’s “The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual,” and she has been published in the Journal of Health Care Compliance, Bureau of National Affairs’ Health Care Fraud Report, Chimera (the quarterly Journal for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons), American College of Cardiology Annual Abstract Compilation, and Cardiovascular Disease Management.
Schwartz’s involvement in the community includes work as director of WestStar Bank in El Paso and the Paso del Norte Center of Hope, an anti-human trafficking outreach and victim support organization. She is a member of the Borderplex Alliance, formerly the Paso del Norte Group. She is on the Advisory Board of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and previously served as a trustee on the YWCA Foundation Board, a director of the La Fe Preparatory Academy board and a lay member of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
She holds a master’s degree in health services management from the UCLA School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology with a concentration in comparative health policy from Stanford University.