Robert Restuccia is the executive director of Community Catalyst, a national health care advocacy organization. Since 1974, Mr. Restuccia has worked to improve and expand access to quality and affordable health care. He is one of the founders of Health Care For All, and in 1989 became its executive director. Under Mr. Restuccia's leadership, Health Care For All became one of the largest and most successful state consumer health care organizations in the United States.
In 2000, Health Care For All formed a partnership with Community Catalyst, (formerly the Boston office of Families USA), and Mr. Restuccia became the executive director of both organizations. In 2003, he stepped down as the executive director of Health Care For All to manage Community Catalyst on a full-time basis. Community Catalyst staff are currently working with consumers in more than 30 states to promote health care reform.
Mr. Restuccia has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has written extensively on health issues from a consumer's perspective, and he has been an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Public Health and the Florence Heller School of Social Welfare at Brandeis University. Mr. Restuccia has represented consumers on numerous bodies including the Massachusetts Public Health Council; the Governor's Commission on Health Care Reform; the Commission to Study the Uncompensated Care Pool; and the Governor's Health Care Task Force. He serves on the national advisory committee of Children in Medicaid, an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Mr. Restuccia has been a recipient of the Massachusetts Public Health Council Centennial Award, the Massachusetts Health Council Annual Award, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association Creative Leadership Award in Human Rights. He lives in Boston with his wife and two children.