Shannon Attanasio

Senior Director of Government Affairs

Shannon Attanasio is Director of Government Affairs at Families USA, where she leads the organization’s work with federal policymakers on all of Families USA’s program areas. Ms. Attanasio also leads Families USA’s work on CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Prior to joining Families USA, Ms. Attanasio advocated on behalf of seniors and people with disabilities on issues related to long-term care, Medicare, preventing elder abuse, and the senior nutrition programs in the Older Americans Act. She has also worked on several political campaigns, including the 2008 presidential campaign.

Ms. Attanasio holds an M.A. in Government from the Johns Hopkins University and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Roger Williams University.

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