Enroll America can provide interviews with leading experts on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits women, and the outreach tactics used to educate and empower women to become health care messengers.
Anne Filipic, President
As President of Enroll America, Anne Filipic has become a leading voice on the consumer experience and best practices around ACA enrollment and engagement. Most recently, Ms. Filipic was the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Previously, she served as Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Her background includes key positions in a variety of electoral and issue campaigns, including the 2008 Obama for America campaign, where she served as Field Director during the Iowa caucuses and Colorado General Election Director. As an early leader in the Obama for America campaign, Ms. Filipic played a key role in developing and implementing the campaign’s successful organizing model, which has fundamentally altered the nature of grassroots engagement. Ms. Filipic is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.
Jessica Barba Brown, National Communications Director
Jessica Barba Brown joined Enroll America as National Communications Director in July of 2013. Before that, she was Vice President for Program Development at Faith in Public Life, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the voices of progressive faith leaders in the public square. Previously to that, she was communications director for former U.S. Representative Tom Perriello on his election campaigns and in his Capitol Hill office. She started her career managing communications and branding efforts for nonprofit social service organizations such as City Year New York and CancerCare in New York City. Jessica holds a B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies from New York University. She resides in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC, with her husband and daughter and is an active member of her local church’s social justice ministry.
Jennifer Sullivan, Best Practices Institute Director
Jennifer Sullivan is the Director of the Best Practices Institute at Enroll America. The Best Practices Institute works with national and state stakeholders to identify, develop, and disseminate information about outreach and enrollment best practices for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplaces. Prior to joining Enroll America, Ms. Sullivan was a Project Officer in the Division of Children’s Health Insurance Programs at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where her work focused on crafting CHIP eligibility regulations for the Affordable Care Act. Before that, she served as a Senior Health Policy Analyst for Families USA, where she worked on Medicaid and CHIP, concentrating primarily on federal initiatives to strengthen and increase coverage for low-income people, including intensive work on the Affordable Care Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. Prior to joining in Families USA, Ms. Sullivan was a Research Assistant at the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center. Ms. Sullivan holds an M.H.S. in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.A. in Sociology from Kalamazoo College.
Ambar Calvillo, Deputy Director of Women’s Engagement
Ambar currently serves as the Deputy Director of Women’s Engagement at Enroll America and leads the She Knows Campaign, one of the main efforts of the She Knows Coalition. The coalition-driven campaign works with national, state, and local groups that prioritize women’s health and their voices in the health care enrollment process under the Affordable Care Act. Prior to joining Enroll America, Ambar was the Mentoring and Leadership Graduate Assistant at the UNM Women’s Resource Center while receiving her M.A. in Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico. Her background includes positions in a variety of issue-based campaigns and women’s advocacy programs, including Women in the Academy, where she served as a Co-Founder; Organizing for America; and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.