Brian Colby

Policy Director, Missouri Budget Project

MHC Board Member

Brian spent the previous seven years before joining the Missouri Budget Project working with the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance on health policy at both the state and national levels, advocating for the consumer and the underserved. Prior to that, he was the coordinator for health policy for the Missouri Association for Social Welfare.  Brian is a 2010 scholarship recipient for the National Academy for State Health Policy conference on delivery system reform.  That same year he was invited to serve on the Missouri Stakeholder Advisory Group aiding the State of Missouri’s process to implement the Affordable Care Act headed by Missouri’s Medicaid Director and the Director of Social Services.  In 2011, he was invited to serve in a similar role on the Missouri Medical Home Collaborative, which provided stakeholder input and engagement that led the way towards the creation of the Missouri Health Home Council.  For several years, he has been an unfunded consumer representative for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.  Brian grew up in Kansas City and attended University of Missouri, Bishop Miege High School and Visitation grade school.