Robert Greenwald, Faculty Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; Clinical Professor of Law
Emily Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic; Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Kevin Costello, Senior Associate Director and Litigation Director
Sarah Downer, Clinical Instructor on Law in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Kat Eutsler, Senior Grant Writer and Administrator
Katie Garfield, Staff Attorney in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Ebony Griffin, Faculty Assistant
Najeema Holas-Huggins, Communications Manager
Laura Johnston, Administrative Director
Caitlin McCormick-Brault, Associate Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; and Clinical Instructor in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Lee Miller, Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Nicole Negowetti, Clinical Instructor in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Annika Nielsen, Program Coordinator, Food Law and Policy Clinic
Amy Rosenberg, Senior Clinical Instructor in the Health Law and Policy Clinic; Lecturer on Law
Katie Sandson, Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Maryanne Tomazic, Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Phil Waters, Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Faculty Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; Clinical Professor of Law
Robert is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the faculty director of the Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI). In addition to teaching seminars in health, public health and food law and policy, for over 20 years Robert has been engaged in state and national research, policy development and advocacy to improve the health of underserved populations, with a focus on the needs of low-income people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. Robert and the CHLPI team work with consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials, and others to expand access to high-quality healthcare, reduce health disparities, and promote more equitable and effective healthcare systems.
Robert is currently serving as co-chair of the federal Chronic Illness & Disability Partnership; co-chair of the HIV Health Care Access Working Group; and as a board member of the Technical Assistance Collaborative for Housing. Robert has served as an advisor to the President’s National Commission on AIDS and to the Health Resources Services Administration & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Community Advisory Board. Robert received his B.A. from Vassar College in 1980 and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1986.
Emily Broad Leib
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic; Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Emily M. Broad Leib is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. As founder of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Emily launched the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to providing clients with legal and policy solutions to address the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system. Emily focuses her scholarship, teaching, and practice on finding solutions to today’s biggest food system issues.She has published scholarly articles in the Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, the Food & Drug Law Journal, and the Journal of Food Law & Policy, among others. She was named to 2016’s list of Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. The list, released by Fortune and Food & Wine, highlights women who had the most transformative impact in the last year on what the public eats and drinks. Her groundbreaking work on food waste has been covered in such media outlets as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Politico, and the Washington Post. Emily has appeared on CBS This Morning, CNN, The Today Show, and MSNBC to discuss the clinic’s efforts to reduce food waste.
Emily currently serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Food Law and Policy. She is also the faculty supervisor for the Harvard Mississippi Delta Project and Harvard Food Law Society. Prior to joining the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Emily spent two years in Clarksdale, Mississippi as the Joint Harvard Law School/Mississippi State University Delta Fellow, serving as Director of the Delta Directions Consortium. In that role, she worked with community members and outside partners to design and implement programmatic and policy interventions on a range of health and economic issues in the region, with a focus on the food system. Emily received her B.A. in American History from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. She is a licensed member of the bar of the State of New York.
Senior Associate Director and Litigation Director
Kevin Costello is the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and directs the Center’s litigation efforts. Prior to coming to CHLPI, Kevin was in private practice for eight years, most recently as a principal at Klein Kavanagh Costello, LLP. Kevin’s practice involved complex litigation in the fields of housing, health care, civil rights, antitrust and consumer law. He has been appointed by federal courts across the country to represent classes in Multi-District Litigation, as well as in nationwide class action litigation. Kevin has brought lawsuits against major banks for broken promises arising from the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program, challenged the broadcast blackout restrictions of Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League and fought against the practices of law firms and banks in Massachusetts that improperly foreclosed on financially vulnerable homeowners. Kevin was also part of the team that litigated a series of cases uncovering systemic racial discrimination in the mortgage lending field. Prior to entering private practice, Kevin was a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, helping seniors navigate the health care system. In this role, he fought to ensure that his low-income clients were treated fairly in the roll-out of the Medicare prescription drug benefit and litigated to enforce their rights in various public benefit and health care systems.
Mr. Costello is an honors graduate of both Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as law clerk to both the Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Hon. Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Clinical Instructor, Health Law and Policy Clinic
Sarah Downer is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and directs the Center’s Whole Person Care Initiative, which seeks to improve care for underserved individuals at every point of interaction with the healthcare system. She works with clients and partners to nurture innovations in healthcare delivery and financing, scale successful interventions, convene powerful coalitions, translate emerging research into comprehensive and compelling resources for policy-makers, and to explore the short and long-term implications of healthcare trends. Ms. Downer also leads the Center’s Social Determinants of Health Law Lab, a special project dedicated to analyzing novel legal issues that arise when the healthcare system interacts with patients in new ways. Ms. Downer has a BA from Harvard College and JD from Harvard Law School.
Senior Grant Writer and Administrator
Kat joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School in May 2014 as the Development Consultant and is now the Senior Grant Writer and Administrator. Kat graduated in May 2014 with a Masters of Science degree from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, focusing on Food Policy and Applied Nutrition and specializing in Economics and Politics of Food and Agriculture. During graduate school, Kat interned at CHLPI working on food law and policy issues. She was a contributing author for two of CHLPI’s pinnacle food policy toolkits.
Before graduate school, Kat was Director of Sales for her family business in Philadelphia, PA, a food brokerage company, where she managed 1 of the 5 wholesale manufacturers that the company represents and fostered new connections, resulting in significant growth of the business. She is experienced in successfully managing hundreds of buyer accounts, along with cultivating new relationships.
In both Philadelphia and Boston, Kat actively volunteered at several community-based nonprofit organizations that focus on issues surrounding nutrition, food, farming, justice, and health. It was through her years of volunteer work that she became interested in development work and funding strategies for nonprofit organizations. Using her background in sales and her passion and expertise in food and health policy issues, Kat collaborates with the Center’s directors, clinical instructors, and fellows to secure financial support for the Center and to foster positive, long-term relationships with foundations, corporations, individual donors, and government agencies.
Staff Attorney in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Katie is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. Katie joined the Center in 2014 and currently focuses her work on the Center’s whole-person care initiatives, including the Center’s Food is Medicine project. In her work on these initiatives, she has had the opportunity to work with community-based organizations, state agencies, health care providers, and coalitions to develop strategies to increase access to innovative services such as Food is Medicine interventions. Prior to joining the Center, Katie was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP. She is a licensed member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Ebony Griffin joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Legal Services Center in January 2015 to provide support to the Centers’ Directors, Professor Robert Greenwald and Professor Dan Nagin. Ebony previously worked for College Bound Dorchester, a dynamic organization that it is working to better Dorchester and ensure its residents are college bound. Ebony provided direct executive support to the CEO, Mark Culliton. Earlier in her career, Ebony provided executive level assistance to the team at Atlantic Retail Properties, the leading retail real estate firm on the East Coast. Prior to that, Ebony served as Center and Programmatic Development Management at the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) at Boston University, provided direct support for APARC’s Director Ambassador Charles R. Stith.
Najeema Holas-Huggins joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in January 2015 to support efforts in communications, marketing, and outreach. She comes to CHLPI with nearly ten years experience in these and related areas of focus in the non-profit world. Previously, Najeema worked at the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children as the marketing manager, where she managed website content and upkeep, blogging, email marketing, social media, and general communications. Additionally, she supported fundraising through grantwriting, event planning, and prospect research. She is a contributing author on two of the organization’s major research reports. Prior to that, she worked as the development and marketing associate for Whittier Street Health Center.
Najeema received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts in 2006. She graduated from The Partnership, Inc.’s Associate Program in 2013.
Laura Johnston joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in August 2012 and supports the Center’s clinics, policy research, communications, and community outreach projects. Laura previously worked at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, a Harvard university-wide center for research and practice, where she contributed to the Center’s international research and managed the Center’s communications and student engagement programs. She was also an ombudsman for the Harvard Kennedy School and trained by the International Ombudsman Association. Earlier in her career she built potable water systems and latrines in the rural highlands of Bolivia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and supported social entrepreneurs around the world in both the Andean Region office and international headquarters of the organization Ashoka. Laura received B.A. degrees in Spanish and Psychology from Tufts University and an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Associate Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; and Clinical Instructor in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Caitlin McCormick-Brault is an Associate Director and Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI). Prior to joining CHLPI, Caitlin was in private practice for nine years in Washington D.C. with the nation’s top public policy practices at the law firms of Patton Boggs and subsequently Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld. While in private practice, Caitlin advised clients on legislative and regulatory matters pertaining to health care. She has extensive experience navigating the legislative and regulatory process, drafting legislative language, preparing regulatory comment letters, and developing and implementing strategies for individual clients and coalitions. She has worked directly on matters related to all the major health care legislation in recent years, including the Affordable Care Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act, and many others.
Caitlin is a 2007 cum laude graduate of Boston University, where she completed a health law concentration with honors. She received her B.A. in international affairs magna cum laude from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs in 2004, concentrating in global public health and conflict and security.
Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Lee joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in August 2016 as a Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Lee comes to FLPC as the inaugural Jane Matilda Bolin fellow and a recipient of the Yale Law Journal Public Interest Fellowship. At FLPC he coordinates a farm bill research consortium comprising six leading law schools with food and agricultural law and policy expertise.
Lee received his JD from Yale Law School, where he co-founded the Yale Food Law Society. During law school Lee pursued experiential opportunities in the field of food and agriculture law across all scales of government. He led an extended project to improve national regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations, helped launch a legal services hub for farmers in Connecticut, and pushed forward pro-agriculture zoning reforms in New Haven.
Prior to law school, Lee earned his Master of Environmental Management from Duke’s Nicholas School, where he helped build and launch the Duke Campus Farm. He graduated from Duke University with a BS in Economics.
Clinical Instructor in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Nicole Negowetti is a Clinical Instructor at the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Prior to joining the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, she was Policy Director of the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a sustainable, healthy, and humane food system by supporting transformative plant-based and cultured food technology companies. Nicole also served as an Associate Professor of Law at the Valparaiso University School of Law from 2011-2016. As a law professor, her teaching and research focused on food law and policy, agricultural law, and sustainability. Nicole serves on the Food & Drug Law Journal Editorial Advisory Board and is a founding member of the Academy of Food Law & Policy. She is also a co-founder of the Northwest Indiana Food Council, whose mission is to build a just, sustainable, and thriving locally-oriented food system.
Nicole graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire Law School and earned a master’s degree in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland. Following graduation from law school, Nicole clerked for the Honorable Carol Ann Conboy of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Program Coordinator, Food Law and Policy Clinic
Annika Nielsen joined the Food Law and Policy Clinic as Program Coordinator in December 2017. Annika has a long history working with FLPC, beginning in Summer 2013 as an undergraduate intern, during which time she helped with researching and finalizing our initial report on date labels, The Dating Game. More recently, Annika assisted FLPC as a research assistant, focusing mainly on food waste initiatives. Her other work includes a yearlong fellowship with Daily Table, where she coordinated the community outreach and volunteer programs. She is involved in community food access and development initiatives in her neighborhood of Dorchester, and serves on the board of the Codman Square Neighborhood Council.
Annika graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2015 with a degree in Social Studies and minor in Global Health and Health Policy.
Senior Clinical Instructorin the Health Law and Policy Clinic; Associate Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Amy Rosenberg is currently Associate Director of the Health Law and Policy Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, a neighborhood legal aid office that is also a teaching clinic for law students. She has worked on HIV-related issues since 1991, directly representing clients in disability, insurance, estate planning and guardianship matters, as well advocating on systems-level law and policy issues that affect people living with HIV/AIDS. From 1995-2001, Amy was the senior policy and legal analyst at AIDS Action Committee in Boston, New England’s largest AIDS service organization. She then worked as an independent consultant for a number of clients, including state and federal agencies, universities, and non-profits. Amy graduated from Harvard College in 1986 and from Harvard Law School in 1993.
Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Katie joined the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic in August 2017 as a Clinical Fellow.
Katie first became involved with the Food Law and Policy Clinic as a student in the Food Law and Policy Seminar in the fall of 2015. During law school, she spent three semesters with FLPC as a clinical student, focusing primarily on state and federal food waste and food recovery initiatives, as well as the clinic’s work in Navajo Nation. As a law student, Katie also participated in the Employment Law Clinic and the Tenant Advocacy Project, worked as a research assistant on the Access to Justice Lab’s Intimate Partner Violence Triage Study, and was a member of the Senior Board of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.
Katie received her B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2017.
Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Maryanne Tomazic is a Clinical Fellow in the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. Maryanne graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2017, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Law & Medicine. She completed a health law concentration with honors.
Prior to law school, Maryanne was the Field Coordinator for Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need. She provided strategic guidance to state advocates regarding how implementation of the Affordable Care Act could address the health needs of women, women of color, and the LGBT community. Maryanne also served as an elected Board of Education official for the Freehold Regional High School District in Englishtown, NJ.
Maryanne received a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University in 2011, where she studied the history and ethics of public health. In 2009, she graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Biology.
Phil Waters, J.D.
Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Phil joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in October 2016 as a Clinical Fellow.
Phil received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar. During law school, Phil pursued various experiential opportunities in health law and public interest, including working as a summer associate with the National Health Law Program and serving as an extern for Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Medical-Legal Partnership. While at UNC, Phil worked for three years as a volunteer Healthcare Navigator and oversaw training and coordination of volunteer navigators from UNC with Legal Aid of North Carolina.
Prior to law school, Phil received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC.