Laurie Rubiner is vice president for public policy for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the nationís leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider. Ms. Rubiner leads the organizationís implementation of national and state strategies for improved public policies through government relations, grassroots organizing, litigation, and political affairs.
Ms. Rubiner has more than 20 years of experience in the national public policy arena, serving in senior positions for both Republicans and Democrats in the U. S. Senate. From 2005Ė2008 she served as legislative director for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and was responsible for the development and management of the senatorís legislative and policy agenda. She was one of the lead members of the team that helped craft the senatorís health care reform agenda that became a key plank of her 2008 presidential campaign. For nine years she was a legislative assistant to the late Senator John Chafee and handled issues related to health care, women, poverty, and children. Previously she was director of the Health Care Program at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC; vice president for public policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families; and executive director of Malaria No More.
Ms. Rubiner received a B.A. from Barnard College and J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.