Frederick Isasi, JD, MPH is the executive director for Families USA, a role he’s held since January 2017. Mr. Isasi is a well-known national speaker on Medicaid, state innovation, health system transformation, behavioral health, and the social determinants of health as well as health care quality, payment, and equity issues. Before joining Families USA, Mr. Isasi served as the health division director at the bipartisan National Governors Association’s (NGA) Center for Best Practices. Prior to NGA, Mr. Isasi served as vice president for Health Policy where he founded its Health Policy Department. Prior to this work, Mr. Isasi served as senior legislative counsel for Health Care on both the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) for former Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). Earlier in his career, Mr. Isasi served as a health care attorney with Powell Goldstein, where he worked closely with states on Medicaid reforms and represented public hospitals; prior to that, he served as senior policy advisor to the District of Columbia Primary Care Association. Mr. Isasi holds a JD from Duke University, an MPH from the University of North Carolina, and a BS in Cellular Biology and a second major in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin.