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Liz is originally from the Boston, MA and has 25 years of experience from working on health, Defense, high-tech and economic development issues in Congress and as an attorney and lobbyist. She started G2G in 2007 and oversees government relationships and operations for the firm. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Innovation Equity Forum led by the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and on the Executive Council for the Women's Health Innovation Coalition. Previously, Liz served as the Legislative Director for Congressman Jim Langevin (RI) and Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA) in Washington, D.C., campaign staff for Congresswomen Diana DeGette (CO) and Leslie Byrne (VA) and presidential campaigns, Public Affairs Manager and lobbyist for a national association focused on substance abuse called NAADAC, the President of a women’s networking organization called WIN, and the Policy Analyst for the UK Parliament on the Health Committee. As Legislative Director on Capitol Hill, Liz managed all funding requests in the annual appropriations process and National Defense Authorization Act legislative drafting process for the Members. She also staffed the House Armed Services Committee and Small Business Committee work, ran the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and launched the Congressional Disabilities Caucus. She has crafted legislation and campaigns to pass and enact bills; built coalitions; ran a political action committee; and organized media events. Liz co-founded the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s D.C. Alumni Chapter, serves on its Alumni Giving Committee, and is in the Colgate President’s Club. Liz loves government affairs and brings enthusiasm, connections and significant legal, policy and grassroots know-how to all clients.

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Masters of Public Health
Harvard University
Juris Doctorate
George Washington University
Bachelor of Arts
Colgate University

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Washington D.C., 2015
Inside Business - One to Watch
Cleveland, OH, 2008
Young Woman of Achievement Award
Washington D.C., 1998

Published law review author on the FDA regulatory process, Gaming the Hatch-Waxman System
Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, 2002