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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

Colleen Healy Boufides

Co-Director, Mid-States Region

Corey Davis

Director, Harm Reduction

Daniel Wacker

Program Development Associate

Darlene Briggs

Deputy Director, Act for Public Health

Dawn Hunter

Director, Health Equity

Denise Chrysler

Senior Advisor

Donna Levin

Project Director, Act for Public Health

Gene Matthews

Senior Advisor

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

Mathew Swinburne

Assoc. Director, Eastern Region

Megan Griest

Chief of Staff, Eastern Region

Peter D. Jacobson

Senior Advisor

Phyllis Jeden

Senior Attorney, Health Equity

Sara Rogers

Policy Analyst, Health Equity

Stephen Murphy

Deputy Director, Mid-States Region

Susan Fleurant

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