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Drew Altman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is an innovator in the world of foundations and a leading expert on national health policy who publishes and speaks widely on health issues. Dr. Altman founded the current-day Kaiser Family Foundation in the early 1990’s, directing a completeFull Bio

Larisa Antonisse is a Policy Analyst with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured as well as its State Health Facts team. In this role, she works on research projects related to health insurance coverage and access to care for underserved populations. She also assists in the maintenance and development of the StateFull Bio

Samantha Artiga serves as Director of the Disparities Policy Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Associate Director for the Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Ms. Artiga leads research and policy analysis to provide greater insight into healthcare disparities affecting underserved groups and strategies to promote equity in health care. In addition, sheFull Bio

Cristina Boccuti, MA, MPP, is an Associate Director of the Program on Medicare Policy at The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  She conducts a number of projects as part of the Kaiser Project on Medicare’s Future, a major Foundation initiative focused on producing timely analysis of Medicare reform proposals and on informing the debate aboutFull Bio

Mollyann Brodie is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s public opinion survey efforts, including the monthly Kaiser Health Tracking poll, the Foundation’s work on Americans’ attitudes toward global health policy, and the ongoing survey partnerships with media organizations including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NPR.  Dr. Brodie’s efforts focus on understanding publicFull Bio

Elizabeth “Suzy” Cain is Vice President for Finance at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Suzy serves as the primary business officer for the Foundation, overseeing accounting, financial and tax reporting, financial analysis and forecasting. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Chief Financial Officer for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chronicle Season of SharingFull Bio

Alicia Carbaugh is an Associate Director for Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she contributes to a variety of projects and oversees the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report.  She also has served as a policy analyst for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.  Prior to joining KFFFull Bio

Giselle Casillas is a Policy Analyst for the Program on Medicare Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where she analyzes survey and administrative data related to the Medicare program and the population of seniors and people with disabilities it covers.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Giselle was a Senior Research Assistant in theFull Bio

Gary Claxton is a Vice President, the Director of the Health Care Marketplace Project and Co-Director of the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  The Health Care Marketplace Project provides information, research, and analysis about trends in the health care market and about policyFull Bio

Elizabeth Cornachione is a senior policy analyst with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where most of her work focuses on Medicaid eligibility. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Cornachione worked as a behavioral health advocate in Ohio. She holds a Masters in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Cynthia Cox is Associate Director for the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, where she conducts economic and policy research on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effects on private insurers and enrollees. Her work focuses on enrollment, pricing, and competition in the ACA’s exchange markets. She has also playedFull Bio

Juliette Cubanski, Ph.D., MPP, MPH, is Associate Director of the Program on Medicare Policy at Kaiser Family Foundation in Menlo Park, Calif. As a senior member of the Foundation’s Medicare policy team, Dr. Cubanski helps to lead the Foundation’s activities related to the Kaiser Project on Medicare’s Future, a major Foundation initiative focused on producingFull Bio

Lindsey Dawson is a Senior Policy Analyst with the HIV Policy team at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Ms. Dawson’s work focuses on domestic HIV policy and particularly its intersection with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Prior to joining the Foundation Ms. Dawson was a Policy Associate with The AIDS Institute, where she also focused onFull Bio

Bianca DiJulio is an Associate Director for the Public Opinion and Survey Research Program at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  The Program undertakes original research on the public’s attitudes towards health and social policy issues.  From 2006 through 2010, Ms. DiJulio was a Principal Policy Analyst with the Foundation’s Health Care Marketplace Project andFull Bio

Esther Dicks is Vice President and Director of Human Resources at the Kaiser Family Foundation.  She is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at the Foundation, overseeing recruitment, compensation, labor relations, workforce diversity, office administration, payroll and benefits.   Ms. Dicks is based in the Foundation’s Menlo Park headquarters, but is also responsible for managingFull Bio

Penny Duckham has directed the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s media fellowships program since its launch in 1993.  She also directs the Foundation’s media internships program in health reporting.  Both programs have provided print, radio, television and online reporters in the U.S. with unique opportunities to undertake individual in-depth research and reporting on health policyFull Bio

John Fairhall helped to launch Kaiser Health News in 2009, co-authoring the first story and beginning a partnership with The Washington Post. Today, KHN’s bicoastal staff provides content to NPR, USA Today, the Post, The New York Times, Tribune Content Services and dozens of regional news organizations. Before joining the foundation, Fairhall was an assistantFull Bio

Julia Foutz is a Research Analyst with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she conducts data analyses focusing on insurance coverage and access to care for underserved populations. She has performed analyses using many national survey datasets, including the Current Population Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, and the BehavioralFull Bio

Koonal Gandhi is the Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of the Kaiser Family Foundation. He was previously a Director at The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an emerging market fund of funds sponsored by the US Government.  At OPIC, Koonal invested over $1.0 billion into private equity funds across Asia,Full Bio

Rachel Garfield is a Senior Researcher for the Kaiser Family Foundation and Associate Director for its Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she is responsible for directing data analysis on insurance coverage and access to care for the low-income population.  She also conducts work in public financing for behavioral health services.  Her workFull Bio

Alexandra Gates is a Policy Analyst with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) and the Disparities Policy Project. Ms. Gates’ work focuses on a variety of issues related to 1115 waivers and access to coverage, particularly affecting vulnerable populations and communities of color. Prior to joining KFF, Alexandra worked asFull Bio

Ivette Gomez is a Research Associate for the Women’s Health Policy team at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where she conducts research on the impact of major health policies on women and girls. In particular, the Program aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies, including national health care reform and reproductive health policies,Full Bio

Liz Hamel is Director of the Foundation’s Public Opinion and Survey Research team of which she has been a member since 2001, managing a variety of survey projects on a wide range of health-related topics, including people’s experiences in the health care system, opinions of health reform, attitudes and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, and views of U.S.Full Bio

Kathleen Hayden, Senior Digital Editor for Kaiser Health News, is a 20-year online news veteran with a specialty in government, elections and policy coverage. Before joining KHN, she managed Bloomberg Government’s online, information graphics and multimedia teams and edited news and analysis on industries including health care. Prior to BGOV, Kathleen worked at AOL, CNNFull Bio

John Hillkirk, Senior Enterprise Project Editor for Kaiser Health News, was a reporter or editor at USA TODAY for 33 years. Most recently, he led the newspaper’s Investigations team which won two IRE Silver Medals, a Gerald Loeb Award, a duPont-Columbia prize and was a Pulitzer finalist. Prior to that, John was editor-in-chief for threeFull Bio

Elizabeth Hinton is a Policy Analyst with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she focuses primarily on delivery system and payment reform issues. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Hinton served as a Research Project Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Health Services Research and DevelopmentFull Bio

Tina Hoff is a Senior Vice President for the Kaiser Family Foundation and Director of the Foundation’s Health Communication and Media Partnerships Program.  She oversees public information campaigns with leading media companies and other public and private sector partners in the U.S. and abroad to address pressing health issues, most notably HIV/AIDS and related topics.Full Bio

Jennifer Huang is a former Policy Analyst for the Program on Medicare Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where her work focused on a broad range of issues pertaining to the Medicare program and the population it serves.  Prior to joining the Foundation, she received a Masters of Health Science degree in HealthFull Bio

Gretchen Jacobson is an Associate Director with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy where she directs and conducts a variety of projects pertaining to the Medicare program and the population it serves.  Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Dr. Jacobson was an analyst in health care financing at the Congressional Research Service,Full Bio

Amy Jeter joined the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2014 after working as a newspaper reporter for 15 years, covering health care, education and crime for The Virginian-Pilot. She holds a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University.  

Rabah Kamal is a California-based policy associate who joined the Foundation from the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine and College of Nursing, where she assisted in a variety of research projects through performing data analysis, conducting literature reviews, and communicating research findings.  Rabah is a talented graphic designer and has also covered health policyFull Bio

Dr. Jen Kates is Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she oversees the Foundation’s policy analysis and research focused on the U.S. government’s role in global health and on the global and domestic HIV epidemics. Widely regarded as an expert in the field, she regularlyFull Bio

Ashley Kirzinger is a Senior Survey Analyst for the Public Opinion and Survey Research team of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Prior to joining Kaiser, she served as Director of the University of Illinois Springfield’s Survey Research Office. She earned a Ph.D. in Media & Public Affairs at Louisiana State University’s Manship School where she alsoFull Bio

Erica L. Reaves is a policy analyst with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU), where she focuses on long-term care policy. Just prior to joining KCMU in August 2012, Reaves was a program analyst at United Way of Central Maryland, responsible for data analysis and research support for the Impact StrategiesFull Bio

Chris Lee is a senior communications officer at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he has worked since 2008. He previously was a staff writer at The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News. Chris earned a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts inFull Bio

Sarah Levine is a Senior Program Officer with the Health Communication & Media Partnerships program at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), where she manages the research and evaluation of public information campaigns that address important domestic health issues, with a focus on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. She assesses qualitative and quantitativeFull Bio

Larry Levitt is Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Senior Advisor to the President of the Foundation. Among other duties, he is Co-Executive Director of the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance. He previously was Editor-in-Chief of kaisernetwork.org, the Foundation’s online health policy news andFull Bio

Michelle Long is a Policy Analyst for the Health Care Marketplace Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Her work focuses on researching and analyzing trends in the private health insurance market including topics such as employer-sponsored health insurance, health care cost trends, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Recent project contributions include the annualFull Bio

Barbara Lyons is a leading expert on Medicaid and health policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations.  She conducts policy research, testifies and has published widely on health insurance coverage, access to care, health care delivery and financing, dual eligibles and long-term care.  She is Director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured,Full Bio

Julie Marquis, the California Bureau Chief of Kaiser Health News, has been a newspaper reporter and editor in California for 30 years, including two decades at the Los Angeles Times, where she most recently was the metro projects editor. Much of her work over the years has focused on health care. She was the primaryFull Bio

Josh Michaud is an Associate Director with the Global Health Policy team at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he directs a variety of research projects.  Dr. Michaud is an authority on the role of the Department of Defense in global health, innovative financing, and global health diplomacy, among other topics. He has published numerous articlesFull Bio

Kellie Moss is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Global Health Policy team at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she conducts a variety of projects focused on the U.S. government’s role in global health. Her recent research and policy analyses have focused on non-governmental organizations’ engagement in U.S. global health efforts; the Department of Defense’sFull Bio

MaryBeth Musumeci is an Associate Director at the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she concentrates on Medicaid for people with disabilities, including issues related to people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and long-term services and supports.  Prior to joining the Commission staff, she held a Reuschlein Clinical Teaching Fellowship at VillanovaFull Bio

As senior vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Director of the Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy, Tricia Neuman oversees the Foundation’s policy analysis and research pertaining to Medicare, and health coverage and care for aging Americans and people with disabilities. A widely cited Medicare policy expert, Dr. Neuman focuses on topicsFull Bio

Stephanie Oum is a Research Associate with the Global Health Policy team at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she supports a wide range of projects, including the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report and Global Health Facts. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Boston University and is currently pursuing her Master ofFull Bio

Craig Palosky joined the Foundation in 2004 following six years as a public affairs officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Care Financing Administration.  Prior to that, he reported for the Tampa Tribune, covering health care, politics and government.  He is a graduate of Princeton University.

Julia Paradise is an Associate Director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU), a major program of the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Ms. Paradise leads much of KCMU’s work related to child and adult access to care in Medicaid, spanning quantitative and qualitative studies of beneficiary access and unmet needs, managed careFull Bio

LaRonda Peterson is the managing editor of Kaiser Health News. She oversees the newsroom’s editorial and financial operations, including distribution and digital strategies, and helps direct long-term planning. She joined KHN in 2015 after nearly six years at Politico, most recently as the deputy managing editor of Politico Pro. She helped launch the policy newsFull Bio

Karen Pollitz is a Senior Fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).  She works on the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, tracking implementation of private market reforms with a focus on consumer protections.  Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at the US Department of Health and Human Services on nationalFull Bio

Matthew Rae is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Health Care Marketplace Project at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  The Project provides information, research, and analysis about trends in the health care market and policy proposals that relate to the private insurance system.  In such capacity, Matthew has worked on the Employer Health BenefitFull Bio

Usha Ranji is Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.   Her work addresses the impact of major health policy issues on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations.  In particular, her work aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies,Full Bio

Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, joined KHN in September 2016 after 22 years as a correspondent at the New York Times, where she covered a variety of beats from healthcare to environment to reporter in the Beijing bureau. While in China she covered SARs, bird flu and the emergence of HIV/AIDS in rural areas. Libby’s two-year-long NewFull Bio

Caroline Rosenzweig, MPP, is a Policy Analyst for Women’s Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Her work focuses on the effect of federal, state, and insurance plan policies on women’s access to health coverage and care.

Saman Rouhani is a Research Assistant for the Kaiser Family Foundation and its Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. His focus is on healthcare delivery system reform and population management, with respect to cost and access. Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, he studied Healthcare Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University, receiving hisFull Bio

David Rousseau is Vice President and Executive Director of Health Policy Media and Technology. He oversees the Foundation’s health policy media programs, including Kaiser Health News and all journalism programs, and directs the Foundation’s technology and online activities.  Previously, Mr. Rousseau was Director of the Foundation’s statehealthfacts.org project and was an Associate Director of the KaiserFull Bio

Diane Rowland is a nationally recognized health policy expert with a distinguished career in public policy and research focusing on health insurance coverage, access to care, and health care financing for low-income, elderly, and disabled populations.  She has directed the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured since 1991 and overseen the Foundation’s health policyFull Bio

Robin Rudowitz is an Associate Director for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU), where she focuses on state and federal Medicaid financing issues and Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.  Prior to joining KCMU in 2004, Rudowitz was a Senior Manager at The Lewin Group, a health policy and management consulting firm.  RudowitzFull Bio

Alina Salganicoff is Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy.  Widely regarded as an expert on women’s health policy she has written and lectured extensively on health care access and financing for low-income women and children.  Her work at the Foundation focuses on health coverage and access to care for women, with an emphasisFull Bio

Bradley Sawyer is a Senior Data Analyst with Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance. He contributes to the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, a partnership of the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation. He previously did data analysis for the International Food Policy Research Institute. Bradley received a BachelorFull Bio

Ashley Semanskee is a Research Assistant at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance. She is responsible for supporting research on private health insurance markets, the Affordable Care Act, the Foundation’s journalism work, and studying media industry trends. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from StanfordFull Bio

Robin Sidel joined the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2001 to help launch kaisernetwork.org, the Foundation’s former webcasting and news summary service.  Robin currently manages the foundation’s marketing efforts on its websites, via email and social networks.

Rakesh Singh is Vice President of Communications at the Foundation, which he joined in 2000.  He has previously worked at Alliance for Health Reform, on the health staff of U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and on the staff of U.S. Representative Jim Cooper.  He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

Laura Snyder is a senior policy analyst with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where most of her work focuses on state Medicaid budgets.  Laura holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University.

Laurie Sobel is a Senior Policy Analyst for Women’s Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.   Her work addresses the impact of major health policy issues on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations.  In particular, her work aims to understand how federal, state, andFull Bio

Elise Sugarman is a Research Assistant for the Public Opinion and Survey Research team of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Prior to joining Kaiser, she served as an account executive at Fenton Communications, a social change agency specializing in messaging, branding, and public relations for nonprofits and foundations. She is a graduate of Stanford University.

Jennifer Tolbert is Director of State Health Reform at the Kaiser Family Foundation and an Associate Director for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.  Ms. Tolbert leads an initiative to monitor state implementation of the Affordable Care Act with a particular focus on state efforts to establish health insurance marketplaces. She also directs researchFull Bio

Petry Ubri is a Policy Analyst with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured where she works on projects related to insurance coverage and access to care. In addition, she works on projects related to health and health care disparities. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Ubri worked for several years at a socialFull Bio

Allison Valentine is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU), where she conducts data analyses on insurance coverage and access to care for low-income populations as well as Medicaid financing. Prior to her work with KCMU, Allison worked on Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, whereFull Bio

Adam Wexler is a Director of the Global Health Budget Project with the Global Health team at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he focuses on analyzing the U.S. global health budget, international donor assistance for health, U.S. bilateral health agreements, and implications of foreign aid reform on U.S. global health efforts.  Prior to joining KFF,Full Bio

Alanna Williamson is a Program Associate with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s State Health Facts team. In this role, she manages more than 800 state-level health indicators across twelve key issues areas of the Foundation in an online data collection that is free to the public, up-to-date, and easy to use. Prior to this, she workedFull Bio

Bryan Wu is a Research Assistant for the Public Opinion and Survey Research Program at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The Program undertakes original research on the public’s attitudes towards health and social policy issues. He recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology.

Katherine Young is a Senior Research Analyst within the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.  She has conducted numerous analyses for the Foundation using the Medicaid Statistical Information System and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Katherine worked for several years in economic consulting, where she focused on cases involving theFull Bio

Evonne Young  joined the Foundation in 2001 as a web content associate and is now Associate Director of Web Development and Production. She played a key role in the development of the redesigned website. Before coming to the Foundation, Evonne worked as an editorial assistant at a Washington, D.C.-based science association. She received her masters inFull Bio

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