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04.27.2020 / Press Release

Families USA Expands Leadership Team: Welcomes Katie Corrigan as Chief of Staff and Grows Focus on Our Nation’s Children

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2020 – Today, Families USA announces that it is expanding its Senior Leadership Team with the appointment of Katie Corrigan as Chief of Staff.

Corrigan joins Families USA from the AFL-CIO, where she served for six years in various senior leadership roles—most recently as Special Assistant and Deputy Chief of Staff to President Richard Trumka. Prior to that, she co-directed Workplace Flexibility 2010, a major policy initiative at Georgetown Law and was Visiting Professor of Law and Policy Director at Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor. Her background also includes working Chairman Tom Harkin as Senior Counsel on Disability Policy at the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and as Legislative Counsel at the ACLU.  Corrigan received a J.D. degree from Georgetown Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

In her role as Chief of Staff, Corrigan will oversee staff development and organizational planning and apply her decades of leadership and management experience to advance Families USA’s strategic vision, ensuring a focus on excellence and impact. Katie succeeds Lisa Shapiro, a former Vice President for Health Policy at First Focus Campaign for Children, who has moved into the new role of Senior Advisor for Strategy and Children’s Policy.

“We are thrilled to bring someone of Katie’s tremendous abilities and professional achievements into the team here at Families USA. Katie knows how to lead and support a senior leadership team to tremendous successes, with a real focus on impact and driving society towards social justice,” said Frederick Isasi, Families USA’s Executive Director.

“I am pleased to join the talented team at Families USA to ensure every family has access to health and high-quality health care. The organization is playing a critical leadership role in the national debate to ensure that coverage, equity, and access to treatment are front and center in response to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Corrigan.