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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...

Sunny Deye

Sunny Deye is an associate director in NCSL’s Education Program and serves as the liaison to her home state of Oregon. Deye leads the postsecondary education team in tracking and analyzing legislation in all 50 states, publishing state...

Emily Maher

As a project manager in NCSL’s Fiscal Affairs Program, Emily Maher focuses on state budgets, intergovernmental relations and economic development policy. She also staffs NCSL’s Labor and Economic Development Committee. Prior to...

Erica MacKellar

Erica MacKellar works primarily on issues around state fiscal conditions and the state budget process for NCSL. She also staffs the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices (NALFO), a NCSL professional staff association. She joined...

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...

Mandy Rafool

Mandy Rafool is the director of the Fiscal Affairs Program, where she oversees the products and services NCSL delivers on state budgets, state taxes, economic development and financial services. Rafool has more than 25 years of experience at...

Patrick Lyons

Patrick Lyons is a policy specialist focused on prekindergarten to third grade education policy. Patrick facilitates the State Policy and Research in Early Education workgroup and focuses on issues such as school readiness, the early childhood...

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...
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