WASHINGTON, DC. – Justice in Aging welcomes Jennifer Goldberg as Directing Attorney of the organization’s Health Team. She will be working out of the Washington, DC office. Justice in Aging, which also has offices in Los Angeles, and Oakland, CA, is a national legal advocacy organization that protects the rights of low-income older adults to quality health care and economic security.
Jennifer comes most recently from Maryland Legal Aid, where she served as Director of Advocacy for Elder Law and Health Care. In that position, she focused on health care reform, access to long-term services and supports (LTSS), and legal service delivery for clients age 60 and over. Jennifer was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and served from 2011-2015, providing a consumer voice as the Affordable Care Act was implemented in Maryland. She brings a strong background in Medicaid, home and community-based services, nursing homes, assisted living, Social Security, and SSI to Justice in Aging, and has been closely connected with Justice in Aging’s work through her position at Maryland Legal Aid.
“For over 12 years providing legal services for seniors, I relied on Justice in Aging as a trusted source of timely information, analysis, and advocacy on the most pressing issues affecting low-income older adults,” said Jennifer. “I am thrilled to be joining the organization to help fight senior poverty and provide the legal help that allows low-income seniors to get the health care and LTSS they need, so they can live their lives with dignity.”
As Justice in Aging’s Directing Attorney of the Health Team, Jennifer will develop and implement new projects and initiatives that improve access to health care and long term services and supports for low-income older adults across the country.
“We are pleased and excited to have Jennifer on board,” said Executive Director Kevin Prindiville. “She’ll be a powerful voice in Washington for low-income older adults as she works with staff and stakeholders to advance Justice in Aging’s health advocacy agenda.”
Jennifer received a JD from Harvard Law School and a LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. She is also a past Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law and Disability Rights Section. She has been a teaching fellow and Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center in its Domestic Violence Clinic, and she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark L. Wolf of the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.
Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, since 1972 we’ve worked for access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. Through targeted advocacy, litigation, and the trainings and resources we provide to local advocates, we ensure access to the social safety net programs that poor seniors depend on, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For more information, visit our website at www.justiceinaging.org.
Contact: Vanessa Barrington
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