Frederick Isasi is Executive Director of Families USA, a non-partisan health care advocacy group. He was selected to be Families USA’s second-ever Executive Director in January 2017.
Mr. Isasi leads Families USA’s work on four key challenges: Creating a value-based health system that ensures higher-quality, lower-cost health care; Helping people overcome barriers to health and health care based on race, ethnicity, income, gender, demography, or sexual orientation; Making comprehensive and affordable health insurance available to all; and Empowering health care consumers to ensure their voices are heard in their state and local communities as well as in Washington, D.C.
Before joining Families USA, Mr. Isasi was the Health Division Director at the bipartisan National Governors Association’s (NGA) Center for Best Practices. In this position, he worked directly with governors of both parties and as NGA’s national voice on issues such as health care delivery and payment reform, improving Medicaid, and health exchange planning and oversight. Prior to NGA, Mr. Isasi served as Vice President for Health Policy at the Advisory Board Company where he founded its Health Policy Department.
He holds a JD from Duke University, an M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina, and a B.S. in Cellular Biology and a second major in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin.