Anna Benyo, MPP, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she manages the MassHealth Care Planning Learning Collaborative, which engages accountable care organizations and community partners in Massachusetts to work on shared care planning processes to improve care coordination for members with complex health and social needs. Anna also works to advance the priorities of community health workers and promotores (CHW/Ps) by authoring resources and providing strategic thinking on how managed care plans can support the increased use of CHW/Ps as part of a vital workforce in California. She also co-leads an initiative to document state policy changes to provide doula benefits in New Jersey Medicaid, NJ FamilyCare.
Prior to joining CHCS, Anna served as a senior policy analyst at the National Women’s Law Center. In this capacity, she worked on federal and state implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). She also designed and led a multi-state learning collaborative, State of Women, that provided technical assistance to advance gender and health equity and served as a consultant on a multi-state regulatory oversight project designed to ensure compliance with insurance reforms enacted under the ACA.
In previous roles, Anna held positions at a large network of community health centers headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and a New York City Department of Health and Human Services grant-funded project at the Harm Reduction Coalition to implement evidenced-based HIV and hepatitis C prevention interventions at community-based organizations.
Anna holds a master’s degree in health policy and social justice from New York University. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and legal studies from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Outside of work, Anna enjoys visiting with her sister and three brothers, watching her 10 nieces and nephews grow, and snuggling her own two young children. And, if there is a quiet moment, she enjoys reading a good book.