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Welcome to the Young Professionals Network Page! 

The purpose of the Young Professionals Network is to provide opportunities for all young professionals to network, enhance professional development skills, and develop leadership abilities. There are many ways to become more involved in AHLA and to "be found" by AHLA leaders looking for assistance with projects. 

If you want to become more engaged in the Association, there is a place for you:
  • AHLA's Young Professionals Council​. Members of the Young Professionals Council (see below) plan and organize networking events and brown bag webinars, develop career and professional resources, facilitate involvement opportunities for young professional members in Practice Groups, pro bono, Public Interest, and the Mentoring program.​
  • Join a Practice Group (PG). AHLA's 16 PGs provide many opportunities for young professionals to contribute – through research, writing, planning, social media, and speaking. Each group has a Vice Chair of Membership who will be glad to talk with you about opportunities. Visit the specific PG webpages for more information.
  • Participate in the AHLA Mentoring Program. Create your profile. Become a mentor for a law student or health lawyer just starting out. Find your own mentor and connect with an AHLA member who can share what it's like to be in the health law field.
  • Young Professionals Toolkit. Need advice or direction on various topics relevant to Young Professionals? Access the Young Professionals Toolkit to view professional development webinars, access a justification toolkit, or read curated content from AHLA Connections magazine. 
  • Ask-a-YP Leader. The Ask-a-YP Leader service is handled by AHLA leaders who serve on the Young Professionals Council (YPC)​. If you are a student or young professional and want to ask a question, complete this form ​and a member of the YPC will be in touch within the

Council Members

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Avery Schumacher Social Media Coordinator Bricker & Eckler LLP 614-227-2309 Email
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Lindsay P. Holmes Co-Chair BakerHostetler LLP (202) 861-1746 Email
Image of Rachel Ludwig
Rachel D. Ludwig Co-Chair Jackson Kelly PLLC (304) 340-1185 Email
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Alexander Foster Vice Chair Arnall Golden Gregory LLP (404) 873-8598 Email
Image of Patrick Garcia
Patrick Garcia Vice Chair Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC (443) 951-7043 Email
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Jennifer Wooten Ierardi Young Professional Delegate to the Board Northwestern Memorial Health Care (312) 926-8320 Email
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Jorge L. Rivera-Agosto Student Representative EmblemHealth, Inc. Email
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Zachary J. Buxton Member Baird Holm LLP (402) 344-0500 Email
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Margia K. Corner Member University of California Office of the President (510) 987-0828 Email
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Clint C. Cromwell Member Envision Healthcare Corporation (615) 263-4071 Email
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Kathryn Anne Culver Member PYA 865-684-2764 Email
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Jennifer Lea Huer Member Northeastern University School of Law (617) 373-5762 Email
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Caleb Paul Knight Member Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC (304) 347-4242 Email
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Erica C. Mallon Member Greenway Health Email
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Mara I. Smith Member Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP Email
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Chelsea Ukoha Member Howard University School of Law (469) 834-1993 Email

Staff Liaisons

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Aliza Epstein Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0779 Email
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Kerry Beth Hoggard Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0760 Email


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