NSCLC Board of Directors Welcomes Four New Members

(June 2011)

NSCLC’s Board of Directors welcomes four new members who bring unique expertise and background to our voluntary leadership.  Leslie Bram, Carroll Estes, Sen. Fred Harris and Neera Tanden have accepted and will serve three year terms.

Ms. Bram is Associate Vice president and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Florida Foundation where she formerly served as General Counsel and Assistant to the Vice President. While at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she was Associate University Counsel and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Development and University Relations. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Ms. Estes is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is the founding and first Director of the Institute for Health & Aging (1979-1998) and the former chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (1981-1992), School of Nursing, UCSF. She is currently chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and is past president of several other national aging organizations. A renowned author and prolific writer, she received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego.

Sen. Fred Harris, who represented Oklahoma in the U.S Senate from 1964 until 1972, is a professor of political science at the University of New Mexico and a resident of Corrales, New Mexico. He ran as a Democratic candidate for president in 1972 and Hubert Humphrey considered him as a running mate in 1968. Harris was chair of the Democratic National Committee from 1969-70. A champion for Native American rights and those of working Americans, Harris is the author of several books on politics. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1952 and its law school in 1954.

Ms. Tanden is Chief Operating Officer for the Center for American Progress (CAP). She most recently served as Senior Advisor for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, Tanden was the Director of Domestic Policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign and formerly served as policy director for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and earlier as Legislative Director for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). She is a frequent guest on national television news programs.  Tanden is a graduate of Yale Law School.

Their insight and contributions will be invaluable as NSCLC charts its course for 2012 and beyond.


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