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Who We Are

We believe in the power of public health law and policy to improve lives and make our communities safer, healthier, stronger and more equitable. We know that understanding, navigating and using law and policy can transform our communities so we work to help public health professionals, policymakers, researchers and educators, advocates and health care professionals do just that.

Network Team


Amy Lieberman

Senior Attorney, Harm Reduction

Ann Phi-Wendt

Managing Director

Anna Schmalzbauer

Deputy Managing Director

April Shaw

Senior Attorney, Health Equity

Ashleigh Dennis

Staff Attorney, Harm Reduction

Betsy Lawton

Deputy Director, Climate and Health

Brooke Torton

Senior Attorney, Eastern Region

Carrie Waggoner

Director, Mid-States Region

Chris Alibrandi

Deputy Director, Mid-States Region

Clare Santas

Program Coordinator

Colleen Healy Boufides

Co-Director, Mid-States Region

Corey Davis

Director, Harm Reduction

Daniel Wacker

Program Development Associate

Darlene Huang Briggs

Deputy Director, Act for PH

Denise Chrysler

Senior Advisor

Donna Levin

Project Director, Act for Public Health

Emma Kaeser

Staff Attorney, Mid-States Region

Jeffrey Allen

Program Coordinator, Mid-States Region

Jill Krueger

Director, Climate and Health

Joanna S. Suder

Senior Attorney, Reproductive Health

Kathleen Hoke

Director, Eastern Region

Kayleen Klarich

Associate Director

Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Deputy Director, Eastern Region

Leah Terry

Program Coordinator

Mathew Swinburne

Assoc. Director, Eastern Region

Megan Griest

Chief of Staff, Eastern Region

Meghan Mead

Senior Attorney, Mid-States Region

Peter D. Jacobson

Senior Advisor

Phyllis Jeden

Senior Attorney, Health Equity

Quang H. Dang

Managing Director, Legal Programs and Strategy

Sara Rogers

Policy Analyst, Health Equity

Stephen Murphy

Deputy Director, Mid-States Region

Susan Fleurant

Equal Justice Works Fellow / Staff Attorney, Mid-States Region

Vineeta Gupta

Executive Director

Advisory Board


Aaron Wernham

Montana HealthCare Foundation

Barbara Ferrer

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

John T. Monahan

Georgetown University

Juliet Jason

Nonprofit HR

Kimberlydawn Wisdom

Henry Ford Health System

McClain Bryant Macklin

Health Forward Foundation

Scott Hall

VanTrust, Kansas City

Steven Gravely

The Gravely Group

Umair Shah

Washington State Department of Health