Health Advocacy Careers Roundtable at Sarah Lawrence College

The Health Advocacy graduate program at Sarah Lawrence College is hosting a roundtable discussion for individuals interested in exploring careers in health advocacy on Friday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, 915 Kimball Avenue. Registration is required by May 25 as seating is limited. The registration fee of $25 ($10 for students with ID) includes breakfast and lunch. For further information please contact Crystal Greene at (914) 395-2602 or

The roundtable will include presentations, interactive discussion, and networking opportunities with alumni from the Sarah Lawrence College Health Advocacy program, the nation's first master's degree in health advocacy and the foremost academic program in this field, preparing graduates for leadership roles.

"Health Advocates are on the cutting edge of the rapidly changing health care field. They work for positive change as patient advocates, educators, ombudsmen, health information specialists, community and environmental health advocates, and policymakers. This roundtable presents an opportunity to look into the work of Health Advocates in a variety of different ways," said Vicki Breitbart, Director of the Health Advocacy Program.

Panelists include:

Ethlouise Banks, MA, Patient Representative at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Liz Givens, MA, Program Director of Family Support/Special Projects Coordinator for Families on the Move of NYC, Inc., a grass roots advocacy agency for families who have youth experiencing mental health, emotional, or behavioral challenges.  

Sheila Reynertson, MA, Advocacy Coordinator at the MergerWatch Project, advocating for health care policies, practices and delivery systems which ensure that medical care is guided by scientifically-accurate, unbiased medical information and each patient’s own religious or ethical beliefs.

Laura Weil, MA, Patients' Rights Advocate, Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Member of the faculty and  director emerita of Sarah Lawrence College’s Health Advocacy Program.