Emily Spitzer is the former executive director of the National Health Law Program. Based in NHeLP's Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Spitzer helped the organization grow and build on its 40-year record of securing health rights for those in need. Ms. Spitzer came to the National Health Law Program with a wealth of experience in law, health care, and fundraising. She served as the director of the District of Columbia Bar Foundation from 2002-2005, where she brought together the D.C. Bar, the legal services community, private law firms, and the courts to create the D.C Access to Justice Commission. Ms. Spitzer has held numerous staff and board positions with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, from 1989 to the present. She has also been staff attorney and acting legal director for the NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund. Emily Spitzer holds degrees from Harvard University and Georgetown University Law Center.