Judi Hilman, Policy Catalyst
Hilman brings to Policy Catalyst a wealth of experience and achievement in public policy research and development, strategic planning and communications, collaborative undertakings, and consumer engagement, all of which help organizations answer the fundamental question: what is the change that needs to happen for deeper impact on the issues at hand? Hilman works with clients to articulate and implement those changes for lasting results.
In Utah Judi is best known as the visionary co-founder and eight-year executive director of Utah Health Policy Project and chief architect of Take Care Utah, Utah's first consumer health assistance program and statewide ACA enrollment hub. Hilman's leadership in public policy and civic engagement has been widely recognized throughout the state and the nation. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and honors, most notably the Community Health Leader award given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Consumer Advocate of the Year Award by Families USA, the Francis Ishida Award for Excellence by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Annual Community Service Award by Utah League of Women Voters, and the Pete Suazo Social Justice Award by the University of Utah School of Social Work. Judi recently served as the first Executive Director of Voterise, Utah's first standalone nonpartisan voter registration and voter engagement group, and as Director of Cost/Quality/Equity Initiatives for Health Access Foundation, California's premier health policy shop. Hilman has a bachelor’s degree in History (high honors) from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in History from Cornell University.
In her free time Hilman enjoys gardening, cooking for friends, and unstructured time with her wife, Lisa, and two dogs, Ruthie and Tikva Pearl.