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Razan Amira Badr

As a policy analyst in the Health Program, Razan Amira Badr focuses on policy issues relating to health care workforce and scope of practice of providers. She served as a legislative assistant at the Louisiana House of Representatives prior to...

Aneesa Turbovsky

As a policy analyst, Aneesa Turbovsky researches a wide range of trending topics for both the population health and health care workforce team. Prior to joining NCSL, Turbovsky worked for the Utah and Oregon legislatures assisting as a...

Shannon Kolman

In her role as a senior policy specialist in the Health Program, Shannon Kolman serves as a subject matter expert on public health topics. She has more than 25 years of experience working in the fields of public health and community health....

Kendall Speer

As a policy specialist, Kendall Speer supports the Health Program’s maternal and child health, children’s oral health and women’s reproductive health portfolio. Prior to joining NCSL, Speer was a student at Boston University...

Flora Fouladi

As a policy associate, Flora Fouladi works on public health issues with a focus on children and youth with special health care needs, adolescent health and child nutrition. Prior to joining NCSL, Fouladi worked as a legislative assistant for the...

Kelly Hughes

As an associate director in NCSL’s Health Program, Kelly Hughes oversees staff and projects related to health access, costs and coverage issues. Hughes brings nearly two decades of professional experience in federal and state government,...

Sarah Jaromin

As a policy associate in the Health Program, Sarah Jaromin focuses on access, cost and coverage issues with a particular focus on scope of practice, rural health and health care workforce. Jaromin has experience working with the policy division...

Tammy Jo Hill

As a project manager on the Health team, Tammy Jo Hill supports work related to behavioral health, public health and maternal and child health. Previously, Hill spent years supporting Colorado’s Medicaid program as a program manager...

Kelsie George

Kelsie George is a senior policy specialist with the NCSL Health Program, specializing in health workforce policy issues. Her work with state legislators, legislative staff and other partners includes conducting legislative research, writing...

Tahra Johnson

As director of NCSL’s Health Program, Tahra Johnson oversees the public health and maternal and child health projects and research at NCSL. Johnson has been with NCSL for more than seven years and has several additional years of experience...

Samantha Scotti

In her role, Samantha Scotti focuses on state policy issues relating to health care access, costs and coverage. She has over six years of experience working with state legislators, legislative staff and other partners on a variety of health...

Karmen Hanson

As a senior fellow in NCSL’s Health Program, Karmen Hanson specializes in behavioral health and cannabis policy topics and collaborates with programs across the organization. With more than 22 years at NCSL, Hanson has presented to dozens...

Colleen Becker

As a project manager in NCSL’s Health Program, Colleen Becker focuses on prescription drug access and affordability. Becker comes to NCSL with 20 years of experience performing multiple roles in health advocacy and direct patient care. She...

Clare Link-Oberstar

As a program coordinator for NCSL’s Health Program, Clare Link-Oberstar supports her team with meeting coordination and logistics. Prior to joining NCSL, Link-Oberstar was a preschool teacher. She is dedicated to supporting her team in its...

Molly Widoff

Molly Widoff supports the Health Program as a policy analyst focused on overdose, suicide, injury prevention and infectious diseases. She comes to NCSL with experience in policy research and programming around mental health and substance use....

Johnny Valdez

As a policy analyst, Johnny Valdez focuses on Medicaid and the intersection of housing and health policy. Valdez comes to NCSL with experience as a researcher in technology, digital finance, economic development and Indigenous governance. Valdez...

Kathryn Costanza

In her role as program principal in the Health Program, Kathryn Costanza serves state legislators, legislative staff and her colleagues as a nonpartisan Medicaid policy subject matter expert. Costanza is a licensed attorney who graduated with a...

Alise Garcia

Alise Garcia supports NCSL’s Health Program as a program coordinator. Garcia has over 25 years of experience with NCSL in numerous areas. She is dedicated to providing superior customer service and meeting coordination to the...
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