Lynne Ide is Director of Program and Policy. She began her work at the Foundation in 2006 as coordinator of the healthcare4every1 campaign, a broad-based, grassroots effort that won passage of a landmark health reform law in 2009. She is currently a leader in the Protect Our Care CT campaign, which formed in 2017 to protect against cuts to the Affordable Care Act protections, Medicaid, Medicare, and women’s health – as well as to create demand for policies that achieve access to quality, affordable health care for all state residents.
She is responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of the Foundation’s health care policy advocacy, outreach and education efforts, consumer engagement, convening partners, and grant-making strategy.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Lynne served as Associate Director of the Connecticut Housing Coalition, Director of the Legislative Electoral Action Program (LEAP), and Director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG).
She has been involved in community organizing and issue advocacy in Connecticut since 1981.