Health Care For All Names Amy Rosenthal as Executive Director

Amy Rosenthal
May 22, 2017 — Health Care For All, a Boston nonprofit that is a leading advocate in Massachusetts for comprehensive, affordable, and accessible health care, today announced that Amy F. Rosenthal has been appointed executive director.

Rosenthal succeeds Steve Rosenfeld, who has led Health Care For All (HCFA) as interim director since October. He took over from Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, who stepped down after eight years as executive director to finish the ordination process to become an Episcopal priest.

HCFA board chair Marcia Hams said Rosenthal's "professional qualifications and management skills make her the ideal candidate to lead the organization in such critical times when the progress we made towards providing access to affordable and high-quality care for all is under attack."

As HFCA's executive director, Rosenthal will provide overall strategic leadership for the organization and be responsible for ensuring and strengthening its financial health, including development and execution of all policy, legislative, fundraising strategies and initiatives. She will assume her new post on June 26.

Rosenthal brings almost 25 years of expertise in health care, public policy, politics, and philanthropy and a wide variety of prior experience in hospitals, state government, political campaigns, a foundation, and nonprofit advocacy organizations.

Rosenthal currently serves as director of external affairs and campaigns at Community Catalyst (CC), having held several key positions since 2006, including co-leading CC's campaign to pass the Affordable Health Care and then working with the Obama Administration to implement the new law.

She also provided senior leadership for the Community Catalyst Action Fund, and all organizational campaigns, including Medicaid expansion, children's health care and the dental access project.

Earlier, she worked in the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, served as the policy director on a gubernatorial campaign, and provided political consulting services for several clients in New England. She was the executive director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and served as political director for Barbara Lee, a well-known activist and fundraiser for progressive women candidates.

Rosenthal earned a Bachelor of Science degree in social policy from Northwestern University, a Master of Public Affairs degree in nonprofit management from Indianapolis University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, and a Master of Public Health degree in child and maternal health from Harvard University of Public Health.

HCFA works with state, federal, and local administrations to improve the healthcare system, in part, by convening relevant stakeholders, building coalitions to address specific issues, organizing communities, and education the public. It was instrumental in implementing health reform in Massachusetts in 2006 to payment, as well as delivery system reform in 2012.

For the year ending June 30, 2015, HCFA reported $5.3 million in revenue, of which $1.9 million came from contributions and grants, and $4.4 million in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.