PHLP Names Laval Miller-Wilson New Executive Director

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Laval Miller-Wilson, a Senior Attorney at Juvenile Law Center (JLC) in Philadelphia, will join the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) as Executive Director. He replaces Michael Campbell, who recently accepted a teaching position at Villanova University Law School and who co-founded PHLP with Ann Torregrossa. Ms. Torregrossa served as the program’s first Executive Director.

PHLP, a statewide public interest law firm founded in 1988, advocates to increase and improve health care for working and unemployed low-income people, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. In addition to policy work, PHLP provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble gaining access to publicly funded health care coverage or services. PHLP has offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg. It is a strong voice for those in greatest need of quality health care in Pennsylvania.

'The Board and staff are excited to begin this new chapter in PHLP’s story," said Dana Breslin, PHLP’s Board President. "This is a perfect fit and we are quite pleased to have Laval join our fight for health justice. He is an outstanding advocate, an innovative leader, and a greatly respected member of the public interest community. At JLC he led the same advocacy strategies as PHLP: statewide direct services, education and information, litigation, and policy improvement. His work in obtaining needed health services for his clients has instilled a deep understanding and commitment to overcoming the many barriers to health care."

Miller-Wilson, who will assume his role at the beginning of February, said "I look forward to leading this extraordinary health advocacy group at a time of great opportunity on the horizon to finally solve the larger health care crisis that has caused so many to suffer due to a lack of income and health insurance as well as cutbacks in public insurance programs." Mr. Miller-Wilson can be reached by email at lmillerwilson@phlp.org.

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