Longstanding Medicaid champion, Denise Soffel, has been appointed by New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane (D, WFP-Manhattan), chair of the Senate Health Committee, as Health Committee Executive Director. The Senator also appointed Roger Bearden as Health Committee Counsel.
Denise is the leader of Medicaid Matters, a state-wide Medicaid consumer coalition. Denise comes from the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) where she developed and implememented advocacy strategy to improve and strengthen public health insurance programs. Previously she spent twelve years as a Senior Health Policy Analyst for the Community Service Society of New York.