"I am proud that Health Lawyers has created a Fellows Program to recognize
the significant contributions made by our lifelong leaders. They have enriched
our Association and the practice of health law and we are pleased that our
Fellows will play a significant roll in helping to advance the Association’s
- Peter M. Leibold, Past AHLA Chief Executive Officer
What Does it Mean to be an AHLA Fellow?
In the Fall of 2004, AHLA established a program to recognize lifelong leaders
of the Association. The Fellows Program created a forum for former volunteer
leaders to remain active in AHLA where they can continue contributing to AHLA’s
success and support the Association’s public interest mission.
Only a small percentage of AHLA’s nearly 14,000 members are selected for
Fellowship. This honor recognizes their career-long achievements, their
contributions and tenure with AHLA, and their continuing service and leadership
in the legal profession. AHLA Fellows are ambassadors for the Association and
serve as role models and mentors to current AHLA members.
Fellows include past AHLA presidents, former members of the Board of
Directors, former members of practice group and program planning committees, and
others who have been very active within the Association. While representing a
wide range of professional backgrounds, experience, and expertise, AHLA Fellows
share certain key characteristics that defines them as leaders: their continued
participation in AHLA initiatives and their respected leadership in the larger
health law legal community.
In March 2005, AHLA honored forty leaders into its inaugural class of AHLA
Fellows. A coordinating committee was also established to oversee the program’s
activities and involvement of Fellows in various Association initiatives.