Donna Cohen Ross

Donna Cohen Ross

Senior Advisor on Medicaid and Early Childhood


I lead work focused on Medicaid financing for components of local early childhood systems.  I help CSSP to identify, promote, and provide technical assistance on strategies that optimize how Medicaid can be used to help finance new ways of delivering pediatric care and other critical services for young children and their families. 

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