Antoinette Kraus

April 23, 2023

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 Pennsylvania Health Access Network into the state’s largest consumer driven organization. She works toward quality, affordable health care for 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 health care 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 Insurance Exchange Authority (Pennie). Over the years, she has served on numerous boards and commissions as well as being appointed to the transition team for former Governor Wolf and current Governor Shapiro. 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 2020 Census Complete Count Committee. In a personal capacity, she currently serves as a board member of the Fairmount Soccer Association.

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, 2022 and 2023 she was named to City and State’s Healthcare Power 100 list. In 2022 and 2023 she was named by City and State as one of the most influential female leaders in Pennsylvania.