John-Pierre Cardenas is an innovative strategist with expertise in public policy development, stakeholder engagement, public speaking, communication, and coalition building. Cardenas served as the director of policy and plan management at the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange, where he was the primary author of Maryland’s State Innovation Waiver to establish the State Reinsurance Program. Cardenas shaped important health coverage legislation in Maryland including the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program, a first-in-the-nation Young Adult Subsidy Program, and the Abortion Care Access Act. Cardenas managed agency relationships with state/federal legislators and regulatory agencies and oversaw the implementation/administration of the State Reinsurance Program.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He provides health policy advisory services to government and advocacy/nonprofit organizations under JP Consulting, LLC.