John Tschida, MPP
Co-Director of the Promise Grant Technical Assistance Project
Associate Executive Director for Research and Policy at AUCD
John Tschida is the Associate Executive Director for Research and Policy at AUCD. As the Co-Director of the Promise Grant Technical Assistance project he manages the technical assistance provided to the six PROMISE model demonstration projects.
Mr. Tschida has spent the last 15 years using data and research to drive policy change and service development for individuals with disabilities. Before joining the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services in 2014, he served as director of public policy and innovation at Allina Health in Minnesota, where he developed integrated health delivery systems and financing models for people with disabilities.
At the Courage Center, Minnesota's leading nonprofit provider of rehabilitation services, Mr. Tschida was vice president of public affairs and research, directing a policy and research team that focused on defining and achieving better outcomes for complex populations. His team received one of the first Health Care Innovation Awards from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Prior to joining Courage Center, Tschida served as a research fellow at the National Rehabilitation Hospital Center for Health and Disability Research in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, he served as assistant director of the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Office. Mr. Tschida has served on a number of public and private boards designing policy or governance solutions to further the independence of people with disabilities and he has written numerous articles on disability and public policy for national and local publications.
Mr. Tschida has a master's degree in public policy and a health services research certificate from Georgetown University.