Bethany Hamilton

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Service location Geneva, New York
  • Law school University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Issue area Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

At Legal Assistance of Western NY, Bethany built a re-entry law clinic and co-managed Law Students in Action Project, a law student summer associate program. Specifically, Bethany worked on civil cases related to poverty law and employment law issues. The Law Students in Action Project recruited law students from throughout the country to intern in partner public interest offices throughout Western NY.

Next Steps

Bethany is the co-Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Bethany has spent her career working at the intersection of health equity and social justice. She most recently served as Deputy Director, State Affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), where she led projects focused on expanding Medicaid, defending the Affordable Care Act, and strengthening the ability of community health centers to carry out their mission. As a former member of NCMLP’s Advisory Council from 2014-2019, she served as a bridge between the two sectors and was part of the team that oversaw NCMLP’s transition to become a federally-funded technical assistance hub for health centers.

Bethany Hamilton named new Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

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