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Alumna Discusses ‘Enacting Health Care Reform’

Alumna Discusses ‘Enacting Health Care Reform’


Lisa Codispoti ’86, a senior counsel and advisor at the National Women’s Law Center, will present “Enacting Healthcare Reform” at SUNY Cortland on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Codispoti, who has spent the last three years working specifically on health care reform, which became law in Spring 2010, will speak at 7 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge.

The Virginia resident serves on the Health and Reproductive Rights Team at the Washington, D.C.-based firm where she advocates on behalf of low-income women and families in the fight to achieve comprehensive, affordable health care. She provides policy assistance to state and national advocates and delivers presentations and workshops on health reform for varied audiences.

Before joining the Law Center she directed state and local policy and legislation with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). She held various positions at the SEIU for nearly 10 years. She also worked in private practice in Albany, N.Y., and for the New York State Assembly.

A former Cortland College Student Association president, Codispoti earned her bachelor's degree in political science from SUNY Cortland, a Master of Public Administration from SUNY Albany and her law degree from Albany Law School.

For more information, contact Robert Spitzer, distinguished service professor of political science, at (607) 753-4106.