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The Network Appoints Allison N. Winnike as Director, Western Region

The Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Winnike as Director of the Network’s Western Region Team. Allison’s expertise and track record in public health emergency preparedness and response, immunization law and policy, health information technology and telemedicine are widely recognized. Her leadership in the western region will strengthen the Network’s work in advancing law and policy solutions through direct legal technical assistance and providing critical capacity building support to health agencies.

“In welcoming Allison to her new role, we are not just gaining a leader with a stellar record of achievements and contributions to the field of public health law; we are embracing a vision for the future where our organization continues to lead, innovate, and impact public health policy and practice at every level,” said Dr. Vineeta Gupta, the Network’s Executive Director.

Allison’s areas of expertise are both broad and impactful. She has drafted numerous pieces of federal and state legislation that have shaped the landscape of public health. Her contributions to public health emergency preparedness and response are widely recognized, having published two books and multiple articles that have made a significant impact in the field.

Allison holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Rice University.

About the Network for Public Health Law

The Network works with local, tribal, state and federal public health policy makers, officials, attorneys and practitioners, as well as community organizations, advocates, and other stakeholders in community health across the country to help build their capacity to improve health and advance health equity through the use of law and policy. We provide evidence-based solutions and best practices through technical assistance, as well as information, resources, consultation and training. Learn more at

The Network is supported by grants from some of the nation’s leading health philanthropies, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the de Beaumont Foundation, and Arnold Ventures. The Network also receives project funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation.

Ann Phi-Wendt
Managing Director, Network for Public Health Law