Drew Altman is President and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (known as KFF).  He is an innovator in the world of foundations and non-profits and a leading expert on national health policy who publishes and speaks widely on health issues. He founded the current-day KFF in the early 1990’s.  He is alsoFull Bio

Krutika Amin is an Associate Director at KFF for the Program on the ACA, where she conducts economic and policy research on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effects on private insurers and enrollees. Krutika is also an Associate Director of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker Project, a partnership of the Peterson Center onFull Bio

Jennie Anderson is a Director with the Social Impact Media Program at KFF. She has nearly two decades of experience in health communications, heath education, health literacy, social marketing, and use of digital media for social good. Ms. Anderson directs digital strategy for the Social Impact Media’s public information initiatives including Greater Than AIDS, thatFull Bio

Samantha Artiga serves as Vice President and Director of the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program at KFF. In this role, Ms. Artiga leads KFF’s work to provide timely and reliable data, information, and policy analysis on health and health care disparities affecting people of color and underserved groups and efforts to advance racial equityFull Bio

Laurin Asdal is Vice President of Development at KFF.  She oversees KFF’s fundraising activities and works in close partnership with President, Drew Altman, finance, and senior program staff to raise external funds for KFF’s highest priority programs and initiatives.  She has spent over twenty years as a professional fundraiser focused primarily on major giving.  PriorFull Bio

Mollyann Brodie is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at KFF and Executive Director of KFF’s Public Opinion and Survey Research Program. As COO, Dr. Brodie oversees KFF’s budgeting, human resources, facilities management, and the executive operations of the President’s Office and Board of Trustees. As ED of Public Opinion and Survey Research, sheFull Bio

Elizabeth “Suzy” Cain is the Chief Financial Officer at KFF. Suzy serves as the primary business officer for KFF, overseeing accounting, financial and tax reporting, financial analysis and forecasting. Prior to joining the KFF, she served as Chief Financial Officer for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, as Financial AdvisorFull Bio

Gary Claxton is a Senior Vice President, the Director of the Program on the Health Care Marketplace at KFF.  The Health Care Marketplace Project provides information, research, and analysis about trends in the health care market and about policy proposals that relate to health insurance reform and our changing health care system.  The Program forFull Bio

Cynthia Cox is Vice President at KFF and Director for the Program on the ACA, where she conducts economic and policy research on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its effects on private insurers and enrollees. Her work focuses on enrollment, pricing, and competition in the ACA’s exchange markets. Cynthia also directs the Peterson-Kaiser HealthFull Bio

Juliette Cubanski is Deputy Director of the Program on Medicare Policy at KFF, where she has been conducting research and analysis on Medicare policy issues since 2004. At KFF, Dr. Cubanski leads analysis on Medicare prescription drug coverage and related policy issues, including analysis of trends in the Medicare Part D drug benefit program. InFull Bio

Damon Darlin, Executive Editor, has worked as a reporter and editor for a number of newspaper and magazines. He cut his teeth as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, which included stints as a foreign correspondent in Japan and Korea. He was an editor of the News You Can Use section of U.S. NewsFull Bio

Lindsey Dawson is Associate Director of HIV Policy and Director of LGBTQ Health Policy at KFF. Ms. Dawson conducts research and analysis on domestic HIV policy. Her work focuses on how health systems, insurance coverage, and federal funding impact access to care for people with HIV and the programs that serve them. Ms. Dawson alsoFull Bio

Esther Dicks is Senior Vice President for Human Resources at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  She is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at KFF, overseeing recruitment, compensation, labor relations, workforce diversity, office administration, payroll and benefits.   Ms. Dicks is based in the San Francisco headquarters, but is also responsible for managing humanFull Bio

Dean Duchak is Co-Chief Investment Officer at KFF.  Dean co-leads, with Eleanor Hsu, the investment activities made on behalf of the Foundation.  Prior to joining the Foundation’s investment team in 2011, he worked for JPMorgan. Dean began his career in Commodities within the Investment Bank later moving to Risk within JPMorgan’s Asset Management division. Additionally,Full Bio

Penny Duckham has directed the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s media fellowships program since its launch in 1993.  The program now provides in-depth site visits and briefings for invited groups of journalists, typically focused on State health policy and public health issues, to help broaden the American public’s understanding of these issues. Over the years,Full Bio

Brittni Frederiksen is an Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy at KFF. She is a reproductive epidemiologist who most recently worked at the Office of Population Affairs in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in D.C.  Prior to joining the Office of Population Affairs, she was a Council for State and Territorial EpidemiologistsFull Bio

Chaseedaw Giles, Digital Strategy & Audience Engagement Editor, joined KHN in October 2017 from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). As ASM’s Social Media and Communications Specialist, she started the annual Agar Art contest where microbiologists draw on petri dishes with bacteria to create artwork. The international contest was featured in Huffington Post, Discover MagazineFull Bio

Céline Gounder, Senior Fellow and Editor-at-Large for Public Health, is the creator and host of American Diagnosis, a podcast on health and social justice, and Epidemic, a podcast about infectious diseases, now produced by KHN. An internist, infectious disease specialist, epidemiologist, she volunteers on the wards at NYC Health + Hospitals’ Bellevue Hospital, which isFull Bio

Liz Hamel is Vice President and Director of Public Opinion and Survey Research at KFF, where she directs KFF’s polling work including the COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor, KFF Health Tracking Poll, and ongoing survey partnerships with news media organizations such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and CNN. In her more than 20 years ofFull Bio

Kathleen Hayden, Senior Digital Editor for Kaiser Health News, is a 20-year online news veteran with a specialty in government, elections and policy coverage. Before joining KHN, she managed Bloomberg Government’s online, information graphics and multimedia teams and edited news and analysis on industries including health care. Prior to BGOV, Kathleen worked at AOL, CNNFull Bio

John Hillkirk, Senior Enterprise Editor for Kaiser Health News, was a reporter or editor at USA TODAY for 33 years. Most recently, he led the newspaper’s Investigations team which won two IRE Silver Medals, a Gerald Loeb Award, a duPont-Columbia prize and was a Pulitzer finalist. Prior to that, John was editor-in-chief for three yearsFull Bio

Elizabeth (Libby) Hinton is an Associate Director with KFF’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she focuses primarily on tracking Section 1115 Medicaid waiver activity and on Medicaid managed care. Ms. Hinton is also a key member of KFF’s annual 50-state Medicaid budget survey team. Prior to joining KFF, Ms. Hinton served as aFull Bio

Tina Hoff is a Senior Vice President for KFF and Executive Director of KFF’s Social Impact Media Program.  She has more than two decades experience in social marketing, health communications, campaign development, media relations and public affairs. In this capacity, she develops and leads large-scale health and social issues campaigns. She created Greater Than AIDS,Full Bio

Eleanor Hsu is Co-Chief Investment Officer at KFF.  Eleanor co-leads, with Dean Duchak, the investment activities made on behalf of the Foundation.  Prior to joining the Foundation, she was an Associate Director focused on Real Estate and Natural Resources Investments for the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.  Previously, Eleanor worked as an Associate for TishmanFull Bio

Dr. Jen Kates is Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at KFF, where she oversees policy analysis and research focused on the U.S. government’s role in global health and on the global and domestic HIV epidemics. She has also helped to lead KFF’s work on the COVID-19 pandemic. Widely regardedFull Bio

Ashley Kirzinger is Director of Survey Methodology and Associate Director for the Public Opinion and Survey Research team of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Prior to joining KFF, she served as Director of the University of Illinois Springfield’s Survey Research Office. She earned a Ph.D. in Media & Public Affairs at Louisiana State University’sFull Bio

Chris Lee is a senior communications officer at KFF, where he has worked since 2008. He previously was a staff writer at The Washington Post and The Dallas Morning News. Chris earned a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from HaverfordFull Bio

Larry Levitt is Executive Vice President for Health Policy, overseeing KFF’s policy work on Medicare, Medicaid, the health care marketplace, the Affordable Care Act, women’s health, racial equity and global health. He previously was Editor-in-Chief of kaisernetwork.org, KFF’s online health policy news and information service, and directed KFF’s communications and online activities and its ChangingFull Bio

Josh Michaud is an Associate Director for Global Health Policy at KFF, where he helps guide and oversee KFF’s research and analysis in the area of global health. Dr. Michaud is an authority on a range of global health policy issues including financing, the roles and activities of U.S. agencies and multilateral organizations, health diplomacy,Full Bio

Kellie Moss is an Associate Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at KFF, where her work focuses on the U.S. government’s role in global health. Her recent research and policy analyses have focused on non-governmental organizations’ engagement in U.S. global health efforts; the Department of Defense’s role in global health and, more specifically, itsFull Bio

MaryBeth Musumeci is an Associate Director at the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she concentrates on Medicaid for people with disabilities, including issues related to people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and long-term services and supports.  Prior to joining the KFF, she held a Reuschlein Clinical Teaching Fellowship at Villanova University School ofFull Bio

As senior vice president of KFF and Executive Director of KFF’s Program on Medicare Policy, Tricia Neuman oversees KFF’s policy analysis and research pertaining to Medicare, and health coverage and care for aging Americans and people with disabilities. A widely cited Medicare policy expert, Dr. Neuman focuses on topics such as the health and economicFull Bio

Craig Palosky joined KFF in 2004 following six years as a public affairs officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Care Financing Administration.  Prior to that, he reported for the Tampa Tribune, covering health care, politics and government.  He is a graduate of Princeton University.

Kaye is a Vice President at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) where she co-directs its new Program on Patient and Consumer Protections. Kaye has more than 25 years of experience in health law and policy as well as employee benefits law. Prior to joining KFF, she was a Principal in Mercer’s Government and Human Services ConsultingFull Bio

Karen Pollitz is a Senior Fellow at KFF.  She co-directs the Program on Patient and Consumer Protections, examining what consumers and patients face as they navigate the health care system, including financial barriers, administrative complexity, lack of transparency, and problems accessing providers. She also works with the Program on the ACA, tracking implementation of private marketFull Bio

Matthew Rae is the Associate Director for the Program on the Health Care Marketplace at KFF. The program researches and analyzes the private insurance market and policy proposals to reform it. In this capacity, Matthew has managed the Employer Health Benefit Survey since 2011. He has a special interest in analytic methods, data analysis, includingFull Bio

Usha Ranji is Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy at KFF.   Her work addresses the impact of major health policy issues on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations.  In particular, her work aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies, including national health care reformFull Bio

Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, joined KHN in September 2016 after 22 years as a correspondent at the New York Times, where she covered a variety of beats from healthcare to environment to reporter in the Beijing bureau. While in China she covered SARs, bird flu and the emergence of HIV/AIDS in rural areas. Libby’s two-year-long NewFull Bio

David Rousseau is Vice President and Executive Director of Health Policy Media and Technology and Publisher of Kaiser Health News. He oversees KFF’s health policy media programs, including Kaiser Health News and all journalism programs, and directs the Foundation’s technology and online activities.  Previously, Mr. Rousseau was Director of KFF’s statehealthfacts.org project and was anFull Bio

Robin Rudowitz is Vice President at KFF and Director for the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she focuses on state and federal Medicaid financing issues and Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.  Prior to joining KFF in 2004, Rudowitz was a Senior Manager at The Lewin Group, a health policy and management consultingFull Bio

Alina Salganicoff is Senior Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy.  Widely regarded as an expert on women’s health policy, she has written and lectured extensively on health care access and financing for low-income women and children.  Her work at KFF focuses on health coverage and access to care for women, with an emphasisFull Bio

Robin Sidel joined KFF in 2001 to help launch kaisernetwork.org, KFF’s former webcasting and news summary service. Robin currently manages KFF’s marketing efforts and operations on its digital platforms and also overseas web development for kff.org.

Rakesh Singh is Vice President of Communications at KFF, which he joined in 2000.  He has previously worked at Alliance for Health Reform, on the health staff of U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and on the staff of U.S. Representative Jim Cooper.  He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

Laurie Sobel is an Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy at KFF.   Her work addresses the impact of major health policy issues on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations.  In particular, her work aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies, including national health careFull Bio

Devin Stambler is the Director of Board Operations for KFF.  Prior to joining KFF, he served as the Assistant Director of External Affairs at the Schaeffer Center for Health, Policy, & Economics at the University of Southern California.

Jennifer Tolbert is Director of State Health Reform at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and an Associate Director for the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured.  Ms. Tolbert leads an initiative to monitor state implementation of the Affordable Care Act with a particular focus on state efforts to establish health insurance marketplaces. She alsoFull Bio

Adam Wexler is an Associate Director of Global Health & HIV Policy with the Global Health team at KFF, where he focuses on analyzing the U.S. global health budget, international donor assistance for health, U.S. bilateral health agreements, and implications of foreign aid reform on U.S. global health efforts.  Prior to joining KFF, Adam workedFull Bio

SF

Headquarters

185 Berry Street | Suite 2000 | San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone: (650) 854 9400 | Fax: (650) 854 4800

DC

Washington, DC

Barbara Jordan Conference Center

1330 G Street, NW | Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 347 5270 | Fax: (202) 347 5274

Media Contacts

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.