Andrew Shaughnessy
Health Policy Officer
Missouri Foundation for Health

Andrew Shaughnessy is currently a Health Policy Officer at the Missouri Foundation for Health. A community organizer, Eagle Scout member, and public policy advocate originally from Ste. Genevieve, MO. Mr. Shaughnessy holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Missouri State University and his Masters in Human Rights from the School of Public Policy at University College London. Having worked for 8 years on a variety of issue-based and electoral campaigns, Mr. Shaughnessy’s most notable work is in bridging the disparities gaps in health for LGBT Missourians. By passing 125 LGBT welcoming policies in 53 Missouri hospitals, along with working directly with communities to successfully gain LGBT nondiscrimination protections in 9 Missouri municipalities covering roughly 500,000 Missourians, Mr. Shaughnessy has helped to change for the better the landscape of Missouri for its LGBT citizens.

Beginning his philanthropic work in 2016 for Missouri Foundation for Health’s Expanding Coverage initiative, Mr. Shaughnessy has broadened his scope to include Preventing Unintended Pregnancy and Access to Care. On top of his programmatic work, he continues to work alongside health advocates and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, including Family Support Division, MOHealth Net, and Department of Social Services; and the Missouri Department of Insurance to improve policy and positive health system changes for the most vulnerable of Missourians.