Joanna S. Suder, J.D. joined the Network for Public Health Law as a senior staff attorney focusing on reproductive health. Prior to joining the Network, Joanna was a Deputy Attorney General with the State of Delaware for almost ten years, representing the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services through the COVID-19 Pandemic. During her time as a Deputy Attorney General, Joanna also represented facilities as well as regulators, drafted legislation and regulations, practiced affirmative and defensive litigation, and negotiated contracts on behalf of her clients.
After she earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Joanna worked as a health care assistant in a family planning clinic. Joanna has a law degree from the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she was a health law concentrator. She co-oped at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project and spent at summer at the Nemours Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Delaware bar.