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Policy Experts

Families USA employs some of the most knowledgeable and experienced policy experts in the health care space.They provide commentary and analysis on a variety of the most pressing issues facing consumers and families, such as expensive prescription drug prices, rising health care costs, access to care and equity. Our experts are sought after for interviews in the national media, testimonies on Capitol Hill and presentations at conferences.

  • Robert Berenson

    Visiting Scholar & Senior Advisor for Value Initiatives

    Area(s): Health Care Value

  • Jen Taylor

    Senior Director of Federal Relations


  • Justin Mendoza

    Partnerships Manager

    Area(s): Surprise Medical Bills, Prescription Drugs

  • Melissa Burroughs

    Oral Health Campaign Manager

    Area(s): Oral Health

  • Emmett Ruff

    Policy Analyst

    Area(s): Medicaid

  • Amber Hewitt

    Director of Health Equity

    Area(s):Health Equity

  • Lisa Hunter

    Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships


  • Lee Taylor-Penn

    Senior Policy Analyst

    Area(s): Health Equity, Public Health

  • Stan Dorn

    Director of the National Center for Coverage Innovation and Senior Fellow, Families USA

    Area(s): Coverage Innovation

  • Cheryl Fish-Parcham

    Director of Access Initiatives

    Area(s): Medicaid, Oral Health

  • Lisa Shapiro

    Chief of Staff and Director of Children’s Policy

    Area(s): Health Equity, Children

  • Eliot Fishman

    Senior Director of Health Policy

    Area(s): Medicaid, Oral Health, Coverage Innovation

  • Sophia Tripoli

    Director of Health Care Innovations

    Area(s): Health Care Value, Medicaid, Payment/Delivery System Reforms

  • Joe Weissfeld

    Director of Medicaid Initiatives

    Area(s): Medicaid, Delivery System Reforms

  • Frederick Isasi

    Executive Director

    Area(s): Coverage Innovation, Health Care Value