Health Law and Public Service
Please join the Harvard Health Law Society; the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics; and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Bar Association for a panel discussion with advocates and practitioners focused on health law.
Lauren Birchfield Kennedy (HLS '09) is the co-founder of Neighborhood Villages. Prior to co-founding Neighborhood Villages, Kennedy was the Director of Health Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C., where she directed the National Partnership’s health policy portfolio and oversaw advocacy strategy for key policy initiatives, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care delivery system transformation, and comprehensive health care payment reform. Kennedy has worked extensively on health policy at both the federal and state levels and is an expert on ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid policy. She has held senior policy positions at Boston Medical Center, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. From 2014-2017, Kennedy served on the board of Family Medicine for America’s Health. Kennedy graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a law degree with honors from Harvard Law School. Kennedy resides in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
Sandra Ullman Wolitzky (HLS '12) is an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. The Health Care Division enforces health care laws to protect the rights of Massachusetts consumers and works to promote public health and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system. Before joining the Attorney General's Office, she clerked for Judge Carlos Bea at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Denise Casper at the District Court for the District of Massachusetts and practiced law in the commercial litigation group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Jenny Williams serves as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Region I. She works on matters involving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Administration for Children and Families. Prior to joining OGC, Jenny served as a Presidential Management Fellow for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Jenny graduated Order of the Coif from DePaul University College of Law in 2012.