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New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Addresses Members

New Brunswick – New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard will be on hand at a New Jersey State Bar Association meeting this week.

Howard is the keynote speaker at 6 p.m. tomorrow at a meeting of the state bar’s Health and Hospital Law Section. The meeting will be at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick.

Howard became New Jersey’s 14th Commissioner on Health and Senior Services when Gov. Jon Corzine appointed her to the position two years ago. She has made access to quality health care, prenatal care and the expansion of home and community-based care for seniors top priorities.

Howard previously worked in the White House as associate director to President Bill Clinton’s Domestic Policy Council. She was also a senior policy adviser to First Lady Hillary Clinton. Before becoming commissioner, she served as Corzine’s policy counsel for two years. Howard began working with Corzine in Washington, serving as chief of staff, when he was a U.S. Senator.

She earned her B.A. cum laude in history and Spanish from Duke University. She is also a cum laude graduate of New York University School of Law. She also clerked in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.