Donna Cohen Ross

Donna Cohen Ross

Vice President


I lead the work of our Young Children and Their Families team, which promotes the advancement of local early childhood systems to ensure the youngest children have access to all the supports and services they need for healthy growth and development and to ensure kindergarten readiness. Our efforts emphasize the important connection between health and early learning and the need to address adverse social conditions. Our work recognizes and supports the essential leadership role parents play in advocating for strategies that increase equity and foster child and family well-being.

I am most proud of

Policies that I designed and implemented have led to millions of eligible children and parents getting health coverage under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Work History

  • Principal, Health Management Associates
  • Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Enrollment Initiatives, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Director of Outreach, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Education and Awards

  • Cornell University