June 01, 2021

Chair's Column: Thank You to All Health Law Section Leaders!

By Hal Katz, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX

My deepest appreciation and gratitude this year to all 209 appointed leaders of the American Bar Association Health Law Section!

As I begin the last quarter of my year as Chair of the Section, I’ve started reflecting on all of our impressive accomplishments as a Section, in spite of the many personal and professional challenges. I have much pride in being a part of such an extraordinary organization.

My most heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you. You are all setting a standard of dedication, professionalism, and inclusiveness.

You are the best guarantee that we will continue our success into the future.

Gratefully yours,

Hal

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Matthew Joseph Agnew, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Dallas, TX
Eunice Aikins-Afful, Dragonfly Therapeutics, Inc., Revere, MA
Monique Anawis, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, IL
Violet Anderson, CHRISTUS Health, Irving, TX
Ebunola Aniyikaiye, Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C., Washington, DC
Michelle Apodaca, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Dallas, TX
Jessica Bailey-Wheaton, Health Capital Consultants, St. Louis, MO
Julie Barnes, Maverick Health Policy, Arlington, VA
Heather Leigh Baroni, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Atlanta, GA
Lynn M. Barrett, Barrett Law PA, Pembroke Pines, FL
Katy Baum, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Reesa Nicole Benkoff, Benkoff Health Law, PLLC, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Aaron Beresh, Howard & Howard, Royal Oak, MI
Curtis Bernstein, Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, Centennial, CO
George Wesley Bishop, Waller Lansden LLP, Nashville, TN
Daniel Blaney-Koen, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
Danielle L Borel, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP, Baton Rouge, LA
Christi Braun, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office Legal Affairs, Nashville, TN
Philip Brewster, Brewster Law Firm LLC, Winnetka, IL
Matthew Buchbinder, JLL, Nashville, TN
Anthony Burba, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Chicago, IL
Howard Duane Bye-Torre, Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle, WA
Jeffrey A Calk, Waller Lansden LLP, Nashville, TN
Diane T Carter, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
Stefan Chacón, Hanson Bridgett, Sacramento, CA
Richard Y Cheng, Weaver Johnston Nelson PLLC, Dallas, TX
Michael E Clark, Baker Donelson, PC, Houston, TX
Sean C Clark, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Lexington, KY
Wes M Cleveland, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
Ellee Cochran, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
Mitchell S. Y. Cohen, Vituity, Emeryville, CA
Christopher T Collins, Vedder Price, Chicago, IL
Lauren Collins, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
Aviana Cooper, Columbia, MD
Marcelo Corpuz III, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, Denver, CO
Clay Countryman, Breazeale Sachse & Wilson LLP, Baton Rouge, LA
Tyler Cowart, UCI Health - Compliance & Privacy Office, Orange, CA
Ryan J. Cuthbertson, Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC, Boston, MA
Lisa Dahm, Houston, TX
Mitch Dean, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas, TX
Kathleen L DeBruhl, Kathleen L DeBruhl & Associates LLC, New Orleans, LA
Candice M Deisher, Virginia Attorney General's Office, Richmond, VA
Heather B Deixler, Latham & Watkins LLP, San Francisco, CA
Jacklyn Demar, Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, Washington, DC
Andrew Demetriou, Lamb & Kawakami, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Tarra DeShields, US Attorney's Office District of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Robyn Whipple Diaz, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Janet L Dolgin, Hofstra University Deane School of Law, Hempstead, NY
Anjali Dooley, Law Office of Anjali B Dooley, LLC, Saint Louis, MO
Sharon M Dostmann, The Cooper Health System, Camden, NJ
David L Douglass, Sheppard Mullin, Washington, DC
Thomas E Dowdell, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Washington, DC
Adrienne D Dresevic, The Health Law Partners, Farmington Hills, MI
Katherine M Dru, Centura Health, Denver, CO
Conor Duffy, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, CT
John Durso, Durso Legal, Morris, IL
David Ellenbogen, Medica, Minnetonka, MN
David M Ermer, Ermer & Suter, PLLC, Washington, DC
Virginia Evans, Thomson Reuters, Charlottesville, VA
Mark Faccenda, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Washington, DC
Paul Feese, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, Glendale, CA
Brent Filbert, University of Missouri School of Law, Veterans Clinic, Columbia, MO
Matthew R Fisher, Carium, Petaluma, CA
Gregory M Fliszar, Cozen O'Connor, Philadelphia, PA
Ryan L Foley, New York Legal Assistance Group, New York, NY
Sarah Frazier, Law Office of Sarah Frazier PLLC, Houston, TX
Lisa Frenkel, Children's Health System of Texas, Dallas, TX
W Andrew H Gantt III, Gantt Law LLC, Baltimore, MD
Marlene S Garvis, Marlene S Garvis LLC, Minnetonka, MN
Lisa Genecov, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Dallas, TX
Joseph V Geraci, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
James Gillingham, United States Attorney's Office, Tyler, TX
Denise Webb Glass, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Dallas, TX
Shana Goetz, BRG, Washington, DC
Iris Yohana Gonzalez, AARP Foundation, Washington, DC
Jena Grady, Nixon Peabody LLP, New York, NY
Catherine M Greaves, King & Spalding LLP, Austin, TX
Joshua D Greenberg, The Josh Greenberg Law Firm, Washington, DC
Elizabeth Greene, Mirick O'Connell, Worcester, MA
Scott R Grubman, Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP, Atlanta, GA
Martin Guerrero Jr, El Paso, TX
Beth Guest, CIGNA, Nashville, TN
Jessica Gustafson, The Health Law Partners PC, Farmington Hills, MI
Jesse D. Hale, Sutin, Thayer & Browne APC, Albuquerque, NM
C Joyce Hall, Watkins & Eager PLLC, Jackson, MS
Jason Hancock, HCA Physician Development, Brentwood, TN
Denise E Hanna, Locke Lord LLP, Washington, DC
Shannon Hartsfield, Holland & Knight LLP, Tallahassee, FL
Tamar Elise Hodges, Husch Blackwell LLP, St Louis, MO
Eugene Holmes, The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA
Erin Hoover, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL
William E Hopkins, Shackleford Bowen McKinley & Norton LLP, Austin, TX
William W Horton, Jones Walker LLP, Birmingham, AL
Bruce F Howell, HowellHealthLaw LLC, Portland, OR
Thomas Neil Hutchinson, Krieg DeVault LLP, Carmel, IN
Chip Hutzler, Horne LLP, Brentwood, TN
David H Johnson, Sutin, Thayer & Browne APC, Albuquerque, NM
Mark Johnson, Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC, San Diego, CA
Wilson Jones, Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas, TX
Sarah Kanter, Trucker Huss, San Francisco, CA
Hal Katz, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
Ty Kayam, Microsoft Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA), Richmond, WA
Capt. Joshua Keefe, Stafford, VA
Gary Keilty, FTI Consulting, Washington, DC
Priscilla D Keith, Indianapolis, IN
John Kelly, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Washington, DC
Terri Keville, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Khaled J Klele, Riker Danzig, Morristown, NJ
Nathan Kottkamp, Waller Lansden LLP, Richmond, VA
Darshan J Kulkarni, Kulkarni Law Firm PC, Philadelphia, PA
Nathaniel C. Kummerfeld, United States Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Texas, Tyler, TX
Neil William Kunkel, Cleanslate Centers, Inc., Nashville, TN
Jason P Lacey, Foulston Siefkin LLP, Wichita, KS
Jessica LaManna, UHS of Delaware Inc, King of Prussia, PA
Erica D Lindsay, Lindsay Law, Chicago, Merrillville, IN
Andy Liu, Nichols Liu LLP, Washington, DC
Nawa Lodin, Goodwin Law, New York, NY
Colin H Luke, Waller Lansden LLP, Birmingham, AL
Linda Abdel Malek, Moses & Singer LLP, New York, NY
Carpenter Marsalis, Office of the District Attorney - 15th Circuit Court, Columbia, MS
Calvin B Marshall Jr, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC, Chattanooga, TN
William Mathias, Baker Donelson, Baltimore, MD
Brian McBride, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Houston, TX
Juliet M McBride, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX
Michael McCarthy, The Cooper Health System Office of General Counsel, Camden, NJ
Alexandria Hien McCombs, McKesson Corporation, Irving, TX
John H McEniry IV, Fagron North America, Fairhope, AL
Sean McKenna, Spencer Fane LLP, Dallas, TX
Ayesha Mehdi, Spencer Fane, LLP, Las Vegas, NV
Jason Mehta, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Tampa, FL
Conrad Meyer V, Chehardy Sherman Williams, Metairie, LA
Marc Meyer, Law Office of Marc Meyer PLLC, Conroe, TX
Clinton Mikel, The Health Law Partners, Farmington Hills, MI
Robert F. Miller, Hooper Lundy & Bookman, P.C., Los Angeles, CA
Patrick M Mincey, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Raleigh, NC
Sarah Mioduski, Center For Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Baltimore, MD
Jennifer O Mitchell, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Cincinnati, OH
Michael K Morton, Nevada Gaming Control Board, Carson City, NV
Kirk J Nahra, WilmerHale, Washington, DC
Robert R Nelson, Avera Health, Sioux Falls, SD
Brian Nichols, CIGNA, Bloomfield, CT
Ima E. Nsien, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Noel C. Pace, El Portal, FL
Nalini Pande, Sappho Health Strategies, Arlington, VA
Harsh P Parikh, Nixon Peabody LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Daniel Patten, Waller Lansden LLP, Nashville, TN
Arthur E Peabody Jr, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, Washington, DC
James Peacock, Baylor Scott & White, Dallas, TX
Hayley Frances Penan, State of California, Office of Legislative Counsel, Sacramento, CA
Cherie Pierce, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Carol A Poindexter, Washington, DC
Kathy L Poppitt, King & Spalding LLP, Austin, TX
Steve William Postal, American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria, VA
Tracy A Powell, Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison PLC, Nashville, TN
Debra Pritts, Wexler Wallace LLP, Chicago, IL
Christian K Puff, Core Life, Dallas, TX
Kirsten McAuliffe Raleigh, Stevens & Lee PC, King of Prussia, PA
Muthuramanan Rameswaran, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Washington, DC
Jennifer Rangel, Holland & Knight LLP, Austin, TX
Montrece Ransom, The Empowermenteur, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Robert T Rhoad, Nichols Liu LLP, Washington, DC
Julian L Rivera, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX
Justin Jones-Rodriguez, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Cybil Gregory Roehrenbeck, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC
Donald H Romano, Foley & Lardner LLP, Washington, DC
Richard Romero, Coker Group, Brentwood, TN
Len M Rosenberg, Garfunkel Wild PC, Great Neck, NY
Layna Cook Rush, Baker Donelson, Baton Rouge, LA
Emely Sanchez, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Miami, FL
Tiffany Navarro Santos, Trucker Huss, San Francisco, CA
Kathleen M Scully-Hayes, Baldwin, MD
Robert A. Seegmiller, Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX
Brenda Maloney Shafer, Quarles & Brady LLP, Phoenix, AZ
Robyn S Shapiro, Health Sciences Law Group LLC, Mequon, WI
Chance Sherer, VMG Health, Denver, CO
Jennifer Siegel, King & Spalding LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Skipper, American Arbitration Association, Charlotte, NC
W Thomas Smith, Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Fort Wayne, IN
Christina Solis, UT Health Science Center, Houston, TX
Joseph A Sowell, HCA, Nashville, TN
Gregory Sunshine, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Sarah Swank, Nixon Peabody LLP, Washington, DC
Claire M Sylvia, Phillips & Cohen LLP, San Francisco, CA
Felicia Sze, Athene Law LLP, San Francisco, CA
Norman Gardner Tabler, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN
Lisa Deitsch Taylor, Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala & Taylor LLC, Parsippany, NJ
Mary Taylor, CVS Health, Irving, TX
Ashley Thomas, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Washington, DC
Zachary Trotter, Waller Lansden LLP, Birmingham, AL
Laverne Largie Tucker, Ellicott City, MD
Sun W. Vega, Teambuilders Behavioral Health, Santa Fe, NM
Joel G Wakefield, The Nelson Law Group, Phoenix, AZ
Benjamin Wallfisch, HHS Office of Inspector General, Washington, DC
Eric Weatherford, Husch Blackwell LLP, Dallas, TX
Conna Weiner, Boston, MA
Sidney S Welch, Akerman LLP, Atlanta, GA
Richard Westling, Epstein Becker & Green PC, Nashville, TN
Kenneth E White, Willis Towers Watson, Parkland, FL
Stephanie D Willis, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC
Major General Margaret Wilmoth, School of Nursing University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Allison N Winnike, The Immunization Partnership, Katy, TX
Tamala Marie Woffenden, Locke Lord LLP, Austin, TX
Timothy S Wombles, Nelson Mullins, Orlando, FL
Kenya S Woodruff, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Dallas, TX
Jill Wright, Foley & Lardner LLP, Washington, DC
Jeff J Wurzburg, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, San Antonio, TX
Hilary Hughes Young, Joy & Young LLP, Austin, TX
Torrey Young, Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff LLP, New York, NY
Elaine C Zacharakis, Zacharakis Loumbas Law LLC, Armonk, NY

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We’re sharing pictures from the archives as a part of our Celebration of 25 years as a Section!

From the 2015 Physicians Legal Issues: Healthcare Delivery & Innovation Conference

From the 2015 Physicians Legal Issues: Healthcare Delivery & Innovation Conference

(from left to right), Budget Officer Adrienne Dresevic, Chair-Elect Clay Countryman and Earnesta Taylor