NOKELive from Washington, DC: Health Care Night

NOKELive from Washington, DC: Health Care Night

Contact: Roanoke College Office of Alumni & Family Relations,

The Roanoke College Alumni Association
Invites You To 
Join Us For:

NOKELive from Washington, DC: Health Care Night
Hosted by Dr. Rodney Whitlock ’87, featuring Lauren Jee and Leslie Zelenko. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
7:00 P.M. EDT
This event will be live on YouTube.

Join Dr. Rodney Whitlock ’87 as he hosts Lauren Jee and Leslie Zelenko for our next Health Care Night.
This is part of a series of talks hosted by Public Affairs and Sociology & Public Health
that take a deeper look into health care policy.  

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Rodney Whitlock 87 has over 25 years of experience on the Hill during which he served as former US Representative Charlie Norwood’s (R-GA) health policy director where he managed the Patients’ Bill of Rights (S.1890), among other notable health policy matters.  Rodney then went on to serve Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Senate. He first joined the Senate Finance Committee Staff as a health policy advisor to Chairman Grassley, and ultimately joined the Senator’s personal office as health policy director.  During his time in the Senate, Rodney served as the lead Republican staffer for Medicaid legislation from 2005 to 2010, and continued to serve Senator Grassley on all health-related issues through 2015. During his time in the Senate, Rodney helped staff Republicans in the Senate on such prominent and important legislation as the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2007 and 2009 and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  For the last 20 years, Rodney has been an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, and the Graduate School of Political Management’s Department of Legislative Affairs. Hundreds of students have taken Rodney’s courses and have gone on to pursue careers in Washington, DC.

Lauren Jee is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation (Mandatory Health Programs) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  She has previously worked for the U.S. Senate at the Senior Health Policy Counsel for Senator Benjamin Cardin and the Legislative Assistant and Counsel for Senator Richard Blumenthal. 

Leslie Zelenko is the Senior Advisor and Congressional Liaison at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  She has previously worked with the U.S. House of Representatives as a Legislative Correspondent, a Legislative Assistant, a Senior Legislative Assistant and as Legislative Director.