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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

Rachel Arguello is a policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU). Her work focuses on a variety of issues related to health coverage and access for Medicaid and low-income populations, including recent projects on community health centers and individuals experiencing homelessness. Prior to joining KCMU, Rachel worked asFull 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

Adara Beamesderfer is a Policy Associate for the Women’s Health Policy team at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She conducts research on the impact of major health policies on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations. In particular, the Program aims to understand how federal, state,Full Bio

Cristina Boccuti, MA, MPP, is a Senior Associate 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

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

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

Cynthia Cox is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, where she conducts economic and policy research on the Affordable Care Act and its effects on private insurers and enrollees. Her recent projects include redesigning the Foundation’s Subsidy Calculator and studying the rollout of health insurance exchanges.Full 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

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 staff of 17 provides content to NPR, USA Today, the Post, New York Times, McClatchy Newspapers, Cox and dozens of regional news organizations, including the Philadelphia Inquirer. Before joining the foundation,Full Bio

Jamie Firth is a Survey Analyst for the Public Opinion and Survey Research team at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  The Program undertakes original research on the public’s attitudes towards health and social policy issues.  From 2012 through 2013, Ms. Firth was a research assistant for Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives &Full 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

Peggy Girshman is the Executive Editor of Kaiser Health News. She spent her early years working as a story and program producer for commercial television stations in Washington DC, WNET-TV, and as the senior producer for several PBS series, including Scientific American Frontiers and a 26-part series on statistics. She worked for NPR News, forFull 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

Caroline Herter Jackson is Associate Director for the Health Communications & Media Partnerships team at the Kaiser Family Foundation. She is responsible for overseeing the creative development and production of the foundation’s Greater Than AIDS campaign, as well as managing ongoing partnerships with national media companies. Caroline holds a Master’s degree in Public Communication andFull 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

Dr. Jen Kates is Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. 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 regularly publishesFull Bio

Matthew Kerolus is a Program Associate for the Health Communications & Media Partnerships team at the Kaiser Family Foundation. He helps coordinate creative development of the foundation’s Greater Than AIDS campaign and assists in organizing and executing requests from state and local public health departments and community partners. Matthew holds a Bachelor’s degree in HumanFull Bio

Nisha Kurani is a Program 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

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 has been a communications officer at the Kaiser Family Foundation since 2008. He previously was a staff writer at The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News and earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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

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

Rosa Ma is a Research Assistant for the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance, where she conducts policy research on the Affordable Care Act and its effects on private insurers and enrollees, and for the Foundation’s Health Policy & Technology program, where she provides support for the Foundation’s various health journalismFull 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 Policy Analyst with the Global Health Policy team at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she engages in a variety of projects, including those focusing on the role of the Department of Defense in global health, family planning and reproductive health, and maternal and child health.  Prior to joining the Foundation inFull 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

Tricia Neuman is a senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and is Director of the Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy and its Project on Medicare’s Future.  Dr. Neuman is widely regarded as a Medicare policy expert, with broad knowledge of issues associated with coverage, financing and care of elderly and disabled Americans.  SheFull Bio

Vann R. Newkirk II is a Policy Analyst at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and he works with data and policy analysis for the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Vann attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he received his MastersFull Bio

Tim. Ortez, CPA, joined the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2012.  Prior to joining Kaiser, Mr. Ortez served as Treasurer for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and in similar finance roles for other non-profit organizations for over 20 years.  Mr. Ortez also serves on the board of Sierra Nevada Journeys, a nonprofit serving middle-school aged children,Full 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.

Nirmita Panchal 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. Recent project contributions include the Health Care Costs Primer and the annual Employer Health Benefits Survey. Nirmita obtained a Master of Public Health inFull Bio

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

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

Kristen Quint is Director of Executive Operations and Assistant to the President at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), where she works closely on executive operations of the Foundation and with the Board of Trustees.  She also supports the President with his outside engagements, talks and a variety of projects.  Prior to joining KFF in 2006,Full 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

Mira Rao is a Survey Analyst for the Public Opinion and Survey Research team, where she conducts research and analysis on the public’s experience with, and attitude towards, health and social policy issues.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Mira worked as a consultant with Kaiser Permanente Northern California and a research assistant with the PublicFull 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

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

Jessica Stephens is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the Disparities Policy Project at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Ms. Stephens’ work focuses on Medicaid and CHIP eligibility, enrollment, and outreach, and issues affecting vulnerable populations, including low-income immigrants, individuals with limited English proficiency, and communitiesFull Bio

Christina Swoope is a Policy Analyst for the Program on Medicare Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where her work focuses on a broad range of issues related to the Medicare program and the population of seniors and people with disabilities it covers.  Prior to joining the Foundation, she received a Masters ofFull Bio

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

Allison Valentine is a Policy Analyst with the Global Health Policy team at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she supports a wide range of projects on the Global Health Policy team.  Additionally, she manages Global Health Facts and helps maintain the U.S. Global Health Policy Tracker.  Allison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health fromFull Bio

Amanda Van Vleet is the Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President and a Policy Analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). In addition to providing policy support to the Executive Vice President on a variety of KFF’s programs, she assists with state health reform efforts and Medicaid policy research and analysis for the KaiserFull 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

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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