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Melissa Duffy

Chief Strategy Officer

Melissa Duffy has spent her career helping organizations and initiatives aimed at improving health coverage for employers and individuals.  She started her career in health care over twenty years ago as the lead health policy advisor to the Wisconsin Senate, then worked as the Director of Government Affairs for a two-state association for cooperative businesses. There, she helped pass enabling legislation and secure financing to establish the first health care purchasing cooperatives in Wisconsin.

Before joining Common Ground Health Care Cooperative as Chief Strategy Officer, Melissa ran her own communications firm, advising nonprofit healthcare organizations on executive management, health care policy, government affairs, compliance, communications, marketing and strategic planning.  She has extensive knowledge about federal health policy matters including the Affordable Care Act, in addition to state-level policy initiatives. Melissa lives in Delafield with her husband and two children.