ChangeLab Solutions is in an exciting phase of expansion. To support our growing projects across the United States, we are adding to our dynamic team of lawyers, policy analysts, planners, and other professionals who make our health equity work possible. As we celebrate our new hires, we also offer a special farewell and thank-you to Derek Carr, a valued member of our legal team who is moving on to new endeavors.
Are you interested in joining our team in working to advance health equity through meaningful law and policy change? See our hiring announcement at the end of this message.
Welcome, New Staff Members
Courie Foster is ChangeLab Solutions’ senior grants administrator. He facilitates full compliance with the requirements of our funders, focusing especially on federal awards. Prior to joining our team, Courie worked in grants management for the largest hospital system in Delaware and in large research institutions of higher education.
Edgar Camero is a planner who focuses on innovative housing policies that create equitable opportunities for all. He is passionate about the power of data to influence policies as well as tell a story. Before joining ChangeLab Solutions, he worked for California’s Department of Housing and Community Development as a housing policy analyst.
Kathryn Robinson is an attorney who works on laws and policies to address structural and social determinants of health and economic justice. She came to us from California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., where she represented low-income residents on tenants’ rights, prevention of homelessness, employment rights, and public benefits appeals.
Liz Olson, a policy analyst, works to address the structural drivers of health inequities across several program areas, including healthy neighborhoods, access to health care, and income support. Previously, Liz spent three years at the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, where she worked to advance more economically just state budget and tax policy.
Tyra Satchell is a policy analyst who examines connections between public health, policy, law, and the role of health departments in advancing health equity. Previously, she worked as a policy research fellow at the American Heart Association on topics related to tobacco, access to health care, physical activity, and smoke-free air policies.
Vince Young, an attorney, works across several program areas related to health equity, including healthy housing and good governance. Before he joined ChangeLab Solutions, Vince was a legal fellow at Public Rights Project, where he worked on community-based enforcement and state preemption matters.
Thank You to Derek Carr
Please join us in expressing our gratitude to senior attorney Derek Carr for his many contributions over the past six years both to ChangeLab Solutions and to the field of public health. During his tenure at our organization, Derek has provided expertise in many areas, including commercial tobacco control, good governance, public health law authority, and the legal assessment project that produced the COVID-19 Policy Playbook. The topics addressed in his publications and invited presentations range from preemption to the legal, policy, and equity considerations associated with overdose prevention. Derek has been a valued member of our legal team, receiving national recognition from the Law Section of the American Public Health Association as winner of their Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law in 2020.
We wish Derek well in his upcoming work on overdose prevention, and we hope that our paths will continue to cross in the future.
Work with Us
Are you an attorney who is passionate about health equity and interested in creating meaningful policy change? We’re seeking to fill multiple attorney and senior attorney positions. While our office is located in the heart of Uptown Oakland, our hybrid workspace supports remote work for employees based anywhere in the United States. Apply today to join our team.