03.09.2020 / Press Release
Lisa Hunter Appointed Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Families USA
Washington, D.C., March 9, 2020 – Lisa Hunter has been appointed Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Families USA.
Hunter joins Families USA having devoted the last fifteen years to working on federal health policy and political strategy within the public and private sectors. She is responsible for developing and designing strategies that engage national, state and industry-level strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Families USA, she was Director of Government Affairs and Alliance Engagement at Better Medicare Alliance, where she led recruitment and engagement efforts with ally organizations.
Hunter’s background includes community activism at the local level—having run for the DC Council on a platform that addressed health disparities and maternal mortality within the District. She also analyzed the complexities of the Affordable Care Act reforms as a Director at Avalere Health. During the Obama administration, she advised Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and senior leadership on various policy issues as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In Congress, she served in the office of Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
An organizer at her core, Hunter served on the staff of the 2008 Barack Obama Presidential campaign as a field organizer in St. Louis, Missouri. She also served in the Peace Corps in Guyana, teaching literacy to primary-aged students and supporting community-based projects that helped people living with HIV/AIDS. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.
“Partnerships are a critical part of our work, so we are delighted to add Lisa’s expertise to our team,” said Frederick Isasi, Executive Director at Families USA. “Her acumen for developing strategic partnerships coupled with her passion for our mission will be an advantage as we work to expand our collaborations with state and national organizations.”
“I’ve long-admired Families USA’s history of fierce advocacy and the partnerships it builds to advance reforms to our healthcare system,” Hunter said. “I’m eager to help grow and expand Families USA’s partnerships and the meaningful changes that they make to empower health care consumers.”