Jenna Paladino inspires organizations, motivates CEOs and drives policy with a coordinated communication plan, coalition building and advocacy. Her relentless passion made a seamless transition in opening her own business and governmental consulting firm, Paladino Public Affairs, LLC in 2014. Prior to starting the firm, she served as the director of communications and public affairs for Chapters Health System, headquartered in Tampa, FL. Chapters Health is the largest non-profit hospice provider in the state of Florida. In the role, she served as the company spokesperson and lobbyist while managing the internal and external communications.
Recognized for her dedication to the hospice community, she was asked to serve on the Public Policy Committees for both the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association, which she still actively participates.
Jenna also gained ten years of experience as a chief southeast regional lobbyist and director of public policy for the National MS Society. She created the first grass-roots and grass tops program with a cohesive agenda and communication plan for all levels to support. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) debate was underway, she rallied the MS volunteers and engaged them in AARP’s “Divided We Fail”, national campaign to support the passage of the ACA.
Her experience as a legislative aide, campaign consultant, in-house lobbyist, non-profit lobbyist and adjunct professor provides her clients a well-rounded approach to make sure that the lobbying, advocacy and communication goals are all part of the plan. Policy expertise includes: disabilities, end-of-life, certificate of need, home health, medical marijuana, pharmacy benefit manager, durable medical equipment, Medicare, Medicaid, CMS and non-profit healthcare.
Jenna holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Political Communication and Bachelor of Science in Political Science and English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.