Cathy Dunham, President
Cathy directs all policy initiatives for the Project, in addition to heading the Community Health Leadership Program, which is supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Mark Rukavina, Executive Director
Mark oversees all programs designed to assist communities in their efforts to address the healthcare access issue. He is responsible for developing strategies and community linkages with state and national health policy administrators.
Carol Pryor, Senior Policy Analyst
Carol works with the Policy Director on research and policy analysis activities, with a focus on the issue of medical debt. Her work includes research, data analysis, and the development of publications that discuss relevant health policy issues and present findings from research projects conducted with local partner organizations.
Jeffrey Prottas, Senior Research Advisor
Jeff is responsible for strategy development and is team leader for the design, testing, assessment and the implementation of the Project's case-study work. He oversees and reviews protocols, community assessment tools, site reports, and their relationship to the policy process. Currently a research professor at the Schneider Institute of Health Policy, Jeff also coordinates the Heller-Access Project connection.
Nancy Kohn, Field Coordinator
Nancy supports local organizations with technical assistance related to information gathering through both qualitative and quantitative research methods. She also assists in the design of community research projects, provides guidance on report dissemination and assessment of language services in the medical setting.
Bill Lottero, Field Director
Bill supports selected sites with consulting services related to information dissemination, community assessments, sustainability strategies, and the design and implementation of strategic plans at the site level.
Andrew Cohen, Community Research Coordinator
Andrew coordinates a medical debt negotiation and monitoring program that works one-on-one with clients who have unaffordable medical bills. He also assists staff in conducting community research around medical debt issues and coordinates collection of consumer stories that illustrate research findings and enhance the media work related to the release of reports.