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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. 

Council Members

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Jennifer C. Hutchens Chair Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA (704) 377-8122 Email
Image of Benjamin Daniels
Benjamin Martin Daniels Vice Chair Fresenius Medical Care North America (781) 699-4177 Email
Image of Susan Edwards
Susan Alexis Edwards Vice Chair Reed Smith LLP (202) 414-9261 Email
Image of Thomas Ferrante
Thomas Ferrante Member Foley & Lardner LLP (813) 225-4148 Email
Image of Melesa Freerks
Melesa A. Freerks Member Foley & Lardner LLP (312) 832-5158 Email
Image of Lisa Gora
Lisa Marie Gora Member Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA (732) 855-6124 Email
Image of Jennifer Ierardi
Jennifer Wooten Ierardi Member Northwestern Memorial Health Care (312) 926-8320 Email
Image of David Kopans
David E. Kopans Member Jones Day (614) 281-3895 Email
Image of Alex Krouse
Alex T. Krouse Member Parkview Health Email
Image of Rachel Ludwig
Rachel D. Ludwig Member Jackson Kelly PLLC (304) 340-1185 Email
Image of Lisa Luetkemeyer
Lisa M. Luetkemeyer Member Mercy Health Plans of Missouri Inc (314) 628-3607 Email
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Devin Jennifer Marcovici Member Northwestern Memorial Health Care (312) 926-6024 Email
Image of Sean Nabi
Sean Shahin Nabi Member (617) 565-2371 Email
Image of James Saling
James A. Saling Member Florida Healthcare Law Firm (561) 455-7700 Email
Image of Ryan Sprinkle
Ryan C. Sprinkle Member Stroudwater Associates (770) 913-9046 Email
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Dennis P. Williams Member DLA Piper LLP (US) (305) 702-8844 Email
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Stephanie D. Willis Board Delegate Crowell & Moring LLP (202) 624-2721 Email
Image of Timothy Adelman
Timothy B. Adelman Liaison from Membership Committee LeClairRyan (410) 224-3000 Email
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Scott R. Grubman Community Engagement Coordinator Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP (404) 233-4171 Email
Image of Lindsay Holmes
Lindsay P. Holmes Social Media Coordinator BakerHostetler (202) 861-1746 Email
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Daniela J. O'Mara Community Moderator Dentons US LLP (202) 408-6947 Email

Staff Liaisons

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Kerry B. Hoggard Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0760 Email
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Allison E. Beard Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0779 Email
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Robert Taflinger Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0773 Email

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