• Staff member

Colleen Burns (she/her)

  • Senior Program Director, Safety Net, Code for America

Colleen Burns is an attorney and policy expert most recently serving in the Office of the Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Human Services. Colleen has a long career in public service, including leading the work of the Illinois Commission to End Hunger, bringing together the public and private sectors to address food insecurity in Illinois. Prior to this, she helped create the Governor’s Office of Health Innovation and Transformation under the Quinn administration where she served as Policy Director supporting the development and design of the state’s health policy agenda. She also served as the Special Counsel for Health Policy to the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Governor’s Office, where she was responsible for the state’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act including establishing a Health Insurance Marketplace.