White House Author
Director of Federal Relations, Miami Dade College
Joe Pena is the Director of Federal Relations for Miami Dade College (MDC), the higher education institution with the largest campus-based enrollment in the United States. As part of the College’s effort to disseminate information on the Affordable Care Act, Joe coordinated a college-wide initiative focused on assisting MDC students, MDC faculty, and the South Florida community to obtain high-quality, affordable health insurance. Joe helped develop a series of successful educational outreach efforts, which were hosted on multiple campuses and venues, providing key information and enrollment assistance. This initiative made a significant impact on the local community, improving the access to healthcare for thousands of residents in Miami Dade County and throughout South Florida.