Antoinette Kraus currently serves as founding Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN). Since joining PHAN in 2008, Kraus has helped grow the organization into the state’s largest consumer-driven health advocacy organization. She works toward quality, affordable health care for all Pennsylvanians and building a healthier Pennsylvania. She has led numerous campaigns to increase access to healthcare and advance consumer protections and health reforms.
Ms. Kraus has given hundreds of presentations on healthcare related issues. Over the years, Ms. Kraus has been invited to provide testimony before elected officials and administrative agencies, including testifying before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in Washington, DC. As a consumer advocate, Kraus has been widely quoted in state and national media. She currently serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Health Exchange Authority (PENNIE). Over the years, she has served on numerous boards and commissions as well as the transition team for Governor Wolf. She has served on the advisory boards of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Health Cents Blog, the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council’s Consumer Advisory Board, The City of Philadelphia’s Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention, and as a Commissioner for Pennsylvania’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.
In 2013, she received an Advocacy Vanguard Award from SEPA PRO-Act for her leadership on Medicaid Expansion, and, in 2015 , she received the Thomas J Zeuber Patient Safety Award from SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania. In 2021, she was named to City and State’s Healthcare Power 100 list.