Executive Director, Community Catalyst
Robert Restuccia is the Executive Director of Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization that is building consumer and community participation in the shaping of our health system. Through Rob’s leadership Community Catalyst has become a national voice for consumers on health issues and is working with advocates in over 40 states to provide the knowledge, resources, and strategic advice they need to effectively bring the consumer perspective to health care policy. Community Catalyst played an important role in the passage of the Affordable Care Act and now administers the ACA Fund, a collaboration of seven national foundations which supports the work of state level consumer organizations in implementing the law. Community Catalyst is currently the national program for Consumer National Program for Consumer Voices for Coverage and Roadmaps to Health and leads numerous other national projects related to health access, cost and quality.
Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Rob was a co-founder and Executive Director of Health Care For All in Massachusetts. There he led successful campaigns to expand health coverage that served as models for state and national health care policy change. During his tenure, Health Care For All grew to become one of the largest and most effective state consumer health care organizations in the country.
He is a founder and was the first President of the Commonwealth Care Alliance, a not-for-profit health care delivery system which is a pioneer in providing integrated care for seniors and others who have chronic disease and complex needs, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Herndon Alliance, Health Care For All, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government. Restuccia is an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Public Health.
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