Press Release

December 28, 2017

OHCA Contacts: Jo Stainsby - (405) 522-7474

Local attorney appointed to the OHCA Board of Directors  

OKLAHOMA CITY - Speaker of the House Charles McCall appointed Alex Yaffe, of Oklahoma City, to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) Board of Directors on Dec. 19.   

Yaffe is an attorney with Foshee & Yaffe concentrating on all areas of litigation. He has been selected as a Rising Star or Super Lawyer since 2011. Yaffe also serves as the CEO of Just Kids Pediatrics, a multi-site pediatric practice.    

“I am honored that Speaker McCall has chosen me to serve on this extremely important board. I look forward to working with the other board members and the OHCA team to ensure we are able to serve Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens,” Yaffe said.    

“We look forward to working with Mr. Yaffe to further our agency’s mission. I’m confident that together we can make a positive impact for our members and providers,” said OHCA CEO Becky Pasternik-Ikard.    

A lifelong Oklahoma resident, Yaffe graduated from Westmoore High School (OKC) and continued his education at the University of Oklahoma. During his junior year at OU, he had the opportunity to serve the students in the role of Student Body President. He garnered a great deal of experience from his tenure as the President of the student body. After graduating from O.U., he attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he obtained his juris doctorate.     

Yaffe just completed a one-year term as the President of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, where he still serves on the Executive Committee. He also currently serves as the President of the Patrons of the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter, an organization that supports the efforts of the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter.    

Yaffe and his wife, Angela, a local physician, have three daughters and a house full of dogs. The couple also founded Heartland Lab Rescue, a Labrador Retriever rescue based in Oklahoma City.   


The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) administers two health programs for the state. The first is SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. SoonerCare works to improve the health of qualified Oklahomans by ensuring that medically necessary benefits and services are available. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. The second program OHCA operates is Insure Oklahoma, which assists qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care coverage for themselves and their families. Currently, there are 827,390 Oklahomans enrolled in OHCA’s programs. The agency contracts with a network of 46,477 providers. For more information, visit or