Staci Lofton is the Senior Director for Health Equity at Families USA. She is a public health leader with 17 years of experience fighting to make our health care system work for people regardless of their race, gender or where they live, at local, state and national levels. Before joining Families USA, Lofton worked at Harris County Public Health in Texas, addressing inequality in health and the COVID-19 pandemic. She served as a Public Health Adviser and Health Scientist at the CDC, from 2004-2012, overseeing 12 national, state and local public health programs. She is passionate about fighting to fix our health care system through strategy, policy, and partnership development so it can provide everyone high-quality care, regardless of their race, gender, or where they live. Lofton holds an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences: Urbanism and the Built Environment from Columbia University, and a JD in Health Law and Ethics from the University of Houston.