Chief Executive Officer

Stephen D. “Steve” Popkin became Chief Executive Officer of LVMC in February 2019.


Mr. Popkin has more than 32 years of experience in senior health care management, including 18 years in Chief Executive Officer positions.

Prior to coming to Lompoc, he was Chief Executive Officer of Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center, a non-profit 193-bed acute care community hospital; a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit; a bariatric surgery unit and a joint replacement center.

Mr. Popkin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University at Fullerton and his Master of Business Administration degree from California State University at Los Angeles.

During his career, he has been active in various charitable foundations; served on the board of directors of numerous associations and organizations; was a guest lecturer and a volunteer with public service groups.

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