Meet Our Staff
Jeff M. Myers
President and CEO
Jeff is the Medicaid managed care industry’s chief representative in Washington.
Francis J. Rienzo
Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy
Francis brings to MHPA a depth of experience in advocacy and organizational development that is key for our efforts to make MHPA a platform capable of identifying and mitigating environmental risks and pursuing opportunities for the Medicaid managed care industry.
Director, Government Relations and Advocacy
Shannon Attanasio is Director of Government Relations and Advocacy at the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), the leading association representing Medicaid managed care organizations. In this role, Shannon engages federal policymakers, advocacy organizations, and state-level groups to promote the Medicaid managed care industry’s priorities and policies to protect and improve Medicaid.
Michelle brings two decades of communications and public relations experience to MHPA.
Design and Communications Assistant
Jeannine M. Bender, PhD
Senior Director of Government Affairs
Jeannine is MHPA’s senior government relations guru to effect positive public policies.
Vice President, Membership and Development
Nicole manages MHPA’s marketing platform to ensure policymakers, plans and others see the value that members provide to the neediest Americans.
Manager of Policy
Kirby is a key member of MHPA’s policy team, providing critical project management and policy analysis.
Vice President, Policy
Alex is a seasoned healthcare business and policy pro who helps advance the industry’s interests.
Director of Finance and Administration
Terri is the steward of MHPA’s financial assets, accounting and compliance.