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    Ann Torregrossa, J.D.

    Ann Torregrossa, J.D.


    Ann Torregrossa has over 42 years experience in health policy and Medicaid law.  She is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaborative, an organization made up of over 30 Pennsylvania health foundations.   She is the former Director of the Governor's Office of Health Care Reform (GOHCR), where she helped develop Governor Rendell’s comprehensive health care reform initiative, Prescription for Pennsylvania.  As Director of GOHCR, she was responsible for coordinating health policy among the state agencies that provide health care coverage or services and for implementing Governor Rendell’s health reform plan.  As part of Pennsylvania’s health care reform efforts she oversaw Pennsylvania’s Chronic Care/Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative, which had over 900 primary care providers engaged in improving primary care by participating in regional learning collaboratives.  Prior to her current position, Ann was Deputy Director and Director of Policy for GOHCR.  Before joining the Rendell Administration Ann was a co-founder and the Director of a public interest law firm that provided free assistance to consumers facing difficulties obtaining needed publicly funded health care.  This program would not only try to address the individual consumer’s issue, but would advocate to address the underlying policy issues that led to the individual problem.

    Ann has been an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she taught an interdisciplinary graduate course on Publicly Funded Health Law and at Villanova Law School, where she taught Poverty Law.  She has recently been appointed as the Phyllis W. Beck Chair in the Beasley School Law at Temple University for the 2013 Spring Term.

    Ann has a J.D. from Villanova Law School and is in process of completing her Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. 


    States’ Barriers to Innovation


    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XIX: May 24, 2012

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