Who We Are

Senior Leadership
State Leadership
Board of Directors
Advisory Council

Senior Leadership

Anne Filipic

Chris Wyant
Managing Director

Ashley Allison
Constituency Engagement Director

Martine Apodaca
Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships

Jessica Barba Brown
National Communications Director

Ani Fete
Director of State Assistance and Government Affairs

John Gilbert
National Field Director

Jessica Kendall
Director of Outreach

Ginette Magaña
National Partner Engagement Director

Jason Sparks
National Operations Director

Matthew Saniie
National Analytics and Data Director

Mark Spengler
National Fundraising Director

Adam Stalker
National Digital Director

Jenny Sullivan
Director of the Best Practices Institute

State Leadership

Justine Ceserano
New Jersey State Director

Trey Daly
Ohio State Director

Nick Duran
Florida State Director

David Elin
Illinois State Director

Bill England
Pennsylvania State Director

Mimi Garcia
Texas State Director

Tobi Johnson
Tennessee State Director

Erin Knott
Michigan State Director

Dante McKay
Georgia State Director

Cheryl O’Donnell
Arizona State Director

Sorien Schmidt
North Carolina State Director

Board of Directors

Ron Pollack, Chair
Executive Director, Families USA

Vinny DeMarco
President, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative

Roger Schwartz
Executive Branch Liaison, National Association of Community Health Centers

Debra Barrett
Vice President of Government Affairs, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

Tom Epstein
Vice President, Public Affairs, Blue Shield of California

Anthony Barrueta
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Sister Carol Keehan
President and CEO, Catholic Health Association of the United States

Richard Umbdenstock
President and CEO, American Hospital Association

Advisory Council



America’s Essential Hospitals

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

American Nurses Association

Ascension Health

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Association for Community Affiliated Plans

Benefits Data Trust


Catholic Charities USA

Center for Public Policy Priorities

Communities Joined in Action

Community Catalyst

CVS Caremark

Doctors for America

Easter Seals

Express Scripts

Friends of Cancer Research

Health Care for America Now

Healthcare Leadership Council


Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

March of Dimes


Medicaid Health Plans of America

Mental Health America



NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NASHCO (National Alliance of State Health Co-Ops)

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

National Association of Health Underwriters

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Council of La Raza

National Council on Behavioral Health

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

National Hispanic Medical Association

National Indian Health Board

National Medical Association

National Urban League

National Women’s Law Center

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

PICO National Network

Planned Parenthood

Raising Women’s Voices


Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Small Business Majority

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

Solutions for Progress

Trinity Health

United Way Worldwide

U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)

Young Invincibles

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