Event

Meet Pew Experts at the NCSL Legislative Summit

Boston

About

Our experts will be available to meet with you during the NCSL Legislative Summit. Pew has researched a breadth of policy areas, including evidence-based policymaking, fiscal and economic policy, and health policy. Below is a list of experts attending the summit.

Visit our booth (545) or email advocacyresponses@pewtrusts.org to arrange a personal chat on any of the issues below. 

NCSL legislative summit

Consumer Finance Policy

Gabe Kravitz
Areas of expertise: Small-dollar lending, such as payday and auto title loans; market practices; borrower preferences and state policy responses.

Data as a Strategic Asset

Jennifer Thornton
Areas of expertise: State use of data to inform budget, policy, and operational management decisions.

Evidence-Based Policymaking

Sara Dube
Areas of expertise: Incorporating data and research into budget and policymaking efforts, trends in data-driven policymaking.

Ashleigh Holand
Areas of expertise: States’ use of evidence and cost-benefit analysis to achieve better outcomes.

Environmental Policy

Velma Smith
Areas of expertise: Environmental programs and initiatives including protection of public lands, regulation and reform of hard rock mining, pollution and economic issues associated with industrial animal agriculture, and reforming federal flood insurance policies and promoting flood resilience.

Fiscal and Economic Policy

Barb Rosewicz
Areas of expertise: Long-term trends in state tax revenue collections, reserves, employment, personal income, and other indicators of fiscal health.

Steve Fehr
Areas of expertise: State intervention in local fiscal distress, municipal bankruptcy, state credit ratings.

Anne Stauffer
Areas of expertise: Trends in state and federal spending on natural disasters, the impact on state budgets of federal tax and spending policies.

Bob Zahradnik
Areas of expertise: Budget stabilization strategies, state-specific technical assistance.

Mary Murphy
Areas of expertise: Fiscal conditions of cities, the affordability of state and local debt, state policies and practices to detect and respond to local financial distress.

Steve Bailey
Areas of expertise: Rainy day funds, long-term budgeting strategies, tax revenue volatility.

Frances McGaffey
Areas of expertise: State debt affordability.

Health Policy

Cindy Reilly
Areas of expertise: Evidence-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders, including cost-effective and innovative strategies for expanding access to treatment.

Alex Duncan
Areas of expertise: Evidence-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders, including cost-effective and innovative strategies for expanding access to treatment.

Alaina McBournie
Areas of expertise: Evidence-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders, including cost-effective and innovative strategies for expanding access to treatment.

John Grant
Areas of expertise: Evidence-based strategies to increase access to dental care, including dental therapy.

Jeremy Crandall
Areas of expertise: Evidence-based strategies to increase access to dental care, including dental therapy.

Public Pensions

Greg Mennis
Areas of expertise: Data-driven research and technical assistance on state and municipal public sector retirement systems.

Susan Banta
Areas of expertise: Data-driven research and technical assistance on state and municipal public sector retirement systems.

Tim Dawson
Areas of expertise: Data-driven research and technical assistance on state and municipal public sector retirement systems.

Public Safety

Adam Gelb
Areas of expertise: National trends and state innovations in criminal and juvenile justice; implementation of practical, cost-effective public safety policies.

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