Kristin Crawford
Kristin Crawford

Kristin Crawford

Senior Consultant

Health Management Associates

Harrisburg, PA

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Kristin Crawford is a legislative affairs and government relations expert with more than 25 years of experience in executive level leadership within Pennsylvania’s executive and legislative branches of government.

Prior to joining HMA, Kristin was legislative director with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), Pennsylvania’s Medicaid agency and the largest state agency in the country with 16,000 employees. In this role, she led a team of seven legislative analysts to review proposed regulations, legislation, and policy for all DHS program offices on a wide range of topics with complex subject matter and broad implications, including Medicaid and healthcare policy, long-term care, state and federal public assistance, intellectual disability services, behavioral health, child welfare, and early child education.

Kristin has significant experience bringing together subject matter experts to develop and package proposals with a systems-thinking implementation design. She coordinated legislative engagement and communication through the COVID-19 public health emergency, communication between the agency and General Assembly through transition and implementation of new, multi-million- and billion-dollar statewide programs, and oversaw tracking of legislation relevant to DHS.

In her previous leadership roles, Kristin was responsible for policy development, legislative and regulatory analysis, managing and facilitating projects, stakeholder engagement and coalition building to achieve established goals.

Kristin is a farm girl, raised on an Angus cattle beef farm in Lancaster County, PA. Her two cats (Birdie and Lucy) allow Kristin and her husband to share their home in Camp Hill, PA. They have three children, the youngest of which is a senior at Pennsylvania State University. She is also an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan (go Phils!).

Kristin has a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Pennsylvania State University.