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Policy Experts

Families USA employs some of the most knowledgeable and experienced policy experts in the health care space.They provide commentary and analysis on a variety of the most pressing issues facing consumers and families, such as expensive prescription drug prices, rising health care costs, access to care and equity. Our experts are sought after for interviews in the national media, testimonies on Capitol Hill and presentations at conferences.

  • Ellen Albritton

    Senior Policy Analyst

    Area(s): Health Equity, Prescription Drugs and Health Care Value

  • Claire McAndrew

    Director of Campaigns and Partnerships

    Area(s): Coverage Innovation, Surprise Medical Bills, Prescription Drugs

  • Robert Berenson

    Visiting Scholar & Senior Advisor for Value Initiatives

    Area(s): Health Care Value

  • Justin Mendoza

    Partnerships Manager

    Area(s): Surprise Medical Bills, Prescription Drugs

  • Melissa Burroughs

    Oral Health Campaign Manager

    Area(s): Oral Health

  • Emmett Ruff

    Policy Analyst

    Area(s): Medicaid

  • Stan Dorn

    Director of the National Center for Coverage Innovation and Senior Fellow, Families USA

    Area(s): Coverage Innovation

  • Denisse Sanchez

    Policy Analyst

    Area(s): Health Equity, Children

  • Cheryl Fish-Parcham

    Director of Access Initiatives

    Area(s): Medicaid, Oral Health

  • Lisa Shapiro

    Chief of Staff and Director of Children’s Policy

    Area(s): Health Equity, Children

  • Eliot Fishman

    Senior Director of Health Policy

    Area(s): Medicaid, Oral Health, Coverage Innovation

  • Sophia Tripoli

    Director of Health Care Innovations

    Area(s): Health Care Value, Medicaid, Payment/Delivery System Reforms

  • Sinsi Hernández-Cancio

    Director of the Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation, Families USA

    Area(s): Health Equity

  • Joe Weissfeld

    Director of Medicaid Initiatives

    Area(s): Medicaid, Delivery System Reforms

  • Frederick Isasi

    Executive Director

    Area(s): Coverage Innovation, Health Care Value

  • Patrick Willard

    Senior Director of State and National Strategic Partnerships

    Area(s): Medicaid, Oral Health