Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) has hired Craig Kennedy to be the group’s new chief executive officer.
Kennedy previously was executive director of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.
Earlier, Kennedy spent 14 years at the National Association of Community Health Centers. He entered that organization as director of public health policy and left as an associate vice president.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Willamette University and later earned a master’s degree in public health at George Washington University.
He got his start in public policy by working as a legislative correspondent for Sen. Robert Packwood, R-Ore. He also served as a legislative assistant for Rep. Jim Bunn, R-Ky., and as legislative director for Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash.