CHN welcomes new board members


December 23, 2019

CHN recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors as well as one new Board officer. The new members will begin their service on Jan. 1, 2020. They represent disability advocates, the anti-poverty community, labor rights, and immigration and economic justice advocacy. All CHN Board members work for organizations that are CHN members.  (Click here for the full list of CHN Board members and officers.)

The position of Treasurer will be assumed by current CHN Board Member Ed Jayne. Ed is the Associate Director of Federal Government Affairs at American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Ed has more than 30 years of governmental affairs, coalition building, and public policy experience. He is the chief lobbyist for AFSCME on budget, tax and appropriations issues, economic stimulus, aid to cities and states, pension policy, and other key issues. He also serves as the liaison with Mayors, Legislators, Governors and inter-governmental partners on federal issues, and other interest groups in coalition building on issues of mutual interest. Ed is the co-chair of Americans for Tax Fairness and serves on the board of Citizens for Tax Justice.

Ed is replacing Barbara Gault, Vice President and Executive Director of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. CHN has greatly benefited from Barbara’s expertise.

Joining the CHN Board of Directors for the first time are:

Annie Acosta, Director of Fiscal and Family Support Policy at The Arc. She covers budget and appropriations, education, Developmental Disabilities Act programs, autism, technology, prevention, and family support issues in Congress. She serves as a Co-Chair of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) Task forces on Fiscal Policy, Education, and Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support.

Jane Adams, Senior Domestic Policy Analyst and Lobbyist at Bread for the World. She works on immigration, taxes, criminal justice reform, health care, and domestic safety-net issues. Previously, Jane worked on child nutrition policy at No Kid Hungry, faith-based outreach with the Department of Health and Human Services, USDA summer feeding programs with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and as a staff assistant on Capitol Hill.

Rebecca Dixon, incoming Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), where she will lead NELP’s work to build and contribute to a strong workers’ rights movement that dismantles structural racism, eliminates economic inequality, and builds worker power. Since joining NELP in 2010, Rebecca has served as NELP’s chief of programs, deputy program director, senior staff attorney, and policy analyst. Before joining NELP, Rebecca served as senior policy analyst at the Mississippi Economic Policy Center.

AnneRose Menachery, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor at Community Change. Prior to joining Community Change, AnneRose worked to advance federal immigration policy as a policy attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s Washington, DC office. Before that, she served as Legislative Director and Counsel for US Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez, managing the legislative team and leading the Congressman’s work in the House Judiciary Committee and in immigration policy.



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