Health Policy

The Health Policy Committee works with policymakers from all ERC states, territories, and provinces to identify common health goals, find realistic solutions, and assist policymakers to implement innovations that improve the health of the region. The committee’s membership represents both legislative and executive branches from diverse agencies including health, social services, and insurance. The committee meets four times each year, sponsors workshops for policymakers, publishes issue briefs, and shares best practices among members.

Committee Leadership

headshot of Terry Gerratana
Terry Gerratana
Terry Gerratana has spent much of her career in public service with the goal of improving the quality of life for the people of Connecticut. She is a former state legislator, having served for 18 years in the Connecticut General
Assembly. Her many accomplishments include the successful introduction and passage of legislation, most notably on children’s healthcare (Kidcare and Husky), managed care reform, mental health reform, and opioid prevention law. Gerratana currently serves as co-chair of the Council of State Governments Eastern Region’s Health Policy Committee and has been a member of CSG East’s Executive Committee since 2015. In 2018 she was appointed as a senior advisor to the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy by Governor Ned Lamont. The mission of the Office of Health Policy is to implement comprehensive, data driven strategies that promote equal access to high quality health care, control costs, and ensure better health for the people of Connecticut.
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Committee Roster

Terry Gerratana (Connecticut)
ConnecticutMassachusettsNova Scotia Québec
Rep. Susan Johnson
Rep. Kathleen McCarty
Rep. William Petit *
Rep. Jonathan Steinberg
Sen. Joseph Boncore *
Sen. Joanne Comerford*
Sen. Julian Cyr
Sen. Cindy Friedman
Rep. Jen Benson
Rep. John Mahoney
MLA Randy Delorey
MLA Brendan Maguire *
DelawareNew HampshirePennsylvaniaRhode Island
Sen. Brian Pettyjohn
Sen. Bryan Townsend
Rep. Paul Baumbach *
Rep. David Bentz
Rep. Debra Heffernan
Rep. Kendra Johnson *
Sen. Shannon Chandler *
Sen. Martha Hennessy *
Sen. Cindy Rosenwald
Sen. Tom Sherman
Rep. John Fothergill *
Rep. Frank Kotowski
Rep. Lucy Weber
Rep. Gary Woods *
Sen. Judy WardSen. Cynthia Coyne *
Sen. Gayle Goldin *
Sen. Joshua Miller
Sen. Susan Sosnowski
Rep. Mia Ackerman *
Rep. David Bennett
Rep. Dennis Canario *
Rep. Grace Diaz
MaineNew JerseyPrince Edward IslandVermont
Rep. Patricia Hymanson
Rep. Kathy Javner *
Rep. Beth O’Connor
Rep. Anne Perry *
Sen. Joseph Vitale
Asw. Angela McKnight *
MLA Robert MitchellSen. Ann Cummings
Sen. Ginny Lyons
Rep. Brian Cina *
Rep. Anna Donaghue
Rep. Lori Houghton *
Rep. Brian Lippert
MarylandNew YorkPuerto RicoU.S. Virgin Islands
Sen. Brian Feldman
Sen. Guy Guzzone
Sen. Antonio Hayes *
Sen. Ed Reilly *
Del. Nicholaus Kipke*
Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk
Del. Kirill Reznik
Asm. Edward Braunstein
Asm. Richard Gottfried
Sen. Rossana Lopez *
Sen. Angel Martinez
Sen. Carlos Rodriguez
Sen. Nayda Venegas *
Rep. Maria Charbonier *
Rep. Lydia Mendez
Rep. Juan Morales
Rep. Gabriel Rodriguez *
Sen. Oakland Benta


For more information on the Health Policy Committee, please contact

Shirley Girouard, Health Policy Consultant
Phone: 212-482-2320