Carol Regan

Senior Advisor, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

With over 30  years of experience with national and state-based public policy and advocacy organizations, Carol’s work has included policy research, analysis and legislative advocacy primarily on health insurance coverage, programs and services for low-income children and families, long-term care, and workforce development.

Before joining Community Catalyst, Carol was the Director of Government Affairs for PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute) leading its federal policy work to improve the quality of care in the eldercare/disability services sector by improving the quality of jobs. Before opening PHI’s Washington, DC office, she was the Director of PHI’s Health Care for Health Care Workers campaign, advocating affordable health coverage for direct care workers. She has held policy positions at the Service Employees International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union and the Children's Defense Fund. Carol was the Interim Executive Director of the Herndon Alliance, and is an Adjunct Professor at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland, and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Regan received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan. 

Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.

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