Frederick Isasi was tabbed to be Families USA's second-ever Executive Director in January 2017. Mr. Isasi succeeds founding Executive Director Ron Pollack, who announced in 2016 that he would be stepping down after successfully leading the organization for more than 33 years.
Prior to Families USA, Mr. Isasi was the Health Division Director with the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices. In addition to his work with the NGA, Mr. Isasi served as Vice President for Health Policy with the Advisory Board Company and as Senior Legislative Counsel on both the Senate Finance and Health Education Labor and Pension (HELP) Committees for former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). There he played an instrumental role in strengthening insurance market reforms, affordability of new health insurance Exchange/Marketplace coverage, the Medicaid expansion, and streamlining enrollment, as well as a host of health care workforce improvements and payment and delivery reforms, including value-based purchasing, bundled payments, and new accountable care organizations. He also served as Healthcare Attorney and Policy Associate with Powell Goldstein and as Senior Policy Advisory to the District of Columbia Primary Care Association.
Mr. Isasi holds a JD from Duke University, an MPH from the University of North Carolina and a BS in Cellular Biology and second major in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin.