Andy Leeka has been involved in the health care industry since the early 1980s, when he served as a financial analyst at Saint John’s Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California. He has experience leading standalone, community, and specialty hospitals, and in 1996 became president and chief executive officer of Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, which had been operating under a $15 million loss. Andy Leeka’s efforts helped the hospital achieve a 43 percent increase in daily census and used a business plan with measurable objectives to restore the hospital’s bond rating. The hospital is now considered one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and earned the California Awards for Performance Excellence highest Eureka Award. It is also the first hospital on the West Coast to implement hospital-wide Six Sigma, Lean Process and Change Acceleration Process programs.

In 2020, Andy Leeka was appointed by the mayor of Los Angeles to transform the Los Angeles Convention Center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He currently serves as chief executive director of the COVID-19 Medical Relief Center.