People Who Count on Medicaid, Count on Us.

Meet our Staff

Craig A. Kennedy, MPH

Craig A. Kennedy, MPH

President and CEO

Craig joined MHPA in December of 2019 after more than two decades in non-profit association management and in leadership positions on Capitol Hill. He has management responsibility for all aspects of the Association and reports to the MHPA Board of Directors.  Prior to joining MHPA, Craig was the Executive Director for the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), where he led ACU to record growth over his six-year tenure and helped secure new federal grant funding for the organization.

Shannon Attanasio

Shannon Attanasio

Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy

Shannon Attanasio is Vice President 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 is responsible for developing, implementing and executing MHPA's federal legislative and Administrative strategy.

Pat Corr
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Patrick Corr

Director, Membership and Partnership Development

With over 15 years experience in association management, Patrick Corr brings broad expertise in membership advocacy and insurance in healthcare associations.  Previously, Patrick was with the American College of Radiology, American Academy of Otolaryngology, and American Chiropractic Association serving in membership or insurance roles.  Most recently, Patrick served as the Corporate Development Manager for the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He also is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

Laura Rusk

Interim Finance Manager

As a consultant, Laura is currently supporting MHPA in the capacity of the Finance Manager. Her thirty years working in the private and public sectors of business both as Controller for a General Construction corporation and Staff Accountant for a Certified Public Accountant firm has given her extensive knowledge and experience in accounting, finance, and tax-related fields. Laura has worked closely with Not-for-Profit organizations such as Volunteer Fire Departments, Jaycees, Substance Abuse Rehabilitation centers, as well as advocacy and lobbying organizations.