WASHINGTON – Gwen Orlowski is now a senior staff attorney with the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) in Washington, DC.
Orlowski has been a leading New Jersey advocate on long-term care issues affecting older individuals and adults with disabilities. In her new role, she will be part of NSCLC’s Health Care Team which is focused on ensuring that low-income older adults have access to affordable health care and long-term services and supports at home and in the community.
“We are pleased to welcome Gwen to our team,” said Executive Director Kevin Prindiville. “Her extensive background in advocating for poor seniors will be an invaluable asset to NSCLC.”
Prior to joining NSCLC, she was Chief Section Counsel and Supervisor of the Senior Legal Rights Project at Legal Services of New Jersey, where she worked from 2002 until 2007, and again from 2010 until she came to NSCLC. She also served in several roles at the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate, including the Statewide Long-Term Care Ombudsman, the Director of Elder Advocacy and the Director of Advocacy for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.
Orlowski is admitted to the New Jersey bar and is a 1990 graduate of Rutgers University, Newark School of Law. She graduated from Georgetown University in 1985.
The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, we seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and access to the courts for all. For more information, visit our Web site at www.NSCLC.org.