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Who We Are [2]

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.


Allison N. Winnike

Director, Western Region

Amy Lieberman

Deputy Director, 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

Charles Curran

Deputy Director, Mid-States Region

Clare Santas

Program Coordinator

Corey Davis

Director, Harm Reduction

Darlene Huang Briggs

Deputy Director of Special Projects

Denise Chrysler

Senior Advisor

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

Katherine Schutes

Staff Attorney, Eastern Region

Kathleen Hoke

Director, Eastern Region

Kayleen Klarich

Associate Director

Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Deputy Director, Eastern Region

Leah Terry

Program Coordinator

Mathew Swinburne

Senior Advisor, Eastern Region

Megan Griest

Chief of Staff, Eastern Region

Meghan Mead

Acting Deputy Director, Mid-States Region

Nina Belforte

Deputy Director, Strategic Communications

Peter D. Jacobson

Senior Advisor

Phyllis Jeden

Senior Attorney, Mid-States Region

Quang H. Dang

Managing Director, Legal Programs and Strategy

Sara Rogers

Policy Analyst, Health Equity

Stephen Murphy

Acting Director, Mid-States Region

Susan Fleurant

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