Board of Directors

Dan Jackson

HLA Board President

Executive Director
NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law
Boston, MA

Dan Jackson directs the NuLawLab, a legal innovation lab at Northeastern University School of Law, and is currently the chair of the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services for the American Bar Association. He has also worked on labor and employment litigation, attorney development, and HR Management training.

Brian P. Carey

HLA Treasurer

Foley Hoag LLP
Boston, MA

Brian is a partner at Foley Hoag and Co-Chair of their Life Sciences Coverage & Payment Group. He works with life sciences companies and health care providers understanding the impact of federal regulations and policies on new technologies.

Dennis Heaphy

HLA Clerk

Healthcare Advocate
Disability Policy Consortium
Boston, MA

Dennis is a researcher and health justice advocate at the Massachusetts Disability Policy Consortium. He co-founded Disability Advocates Advancing Our Healthcare Rights and is active with the Massachusetts Department of Public health, in addition to many other non-governmental organizations, working to advance health equity. Dennis is also the chair of the One Care Implementation Council and a member of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

Ugonma N. Chukwueke


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Dr. Chukwueke is a neuro-oncologist in the Center for Neuro-Oncology and Associate Director of the Center for Central Nervous System Lymphoma at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research is in development of novel therapies for the treatment of brain tumors.

Michael Dukakis

Former Governor of Massachusetts, Professor of Political Science

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Paula Gold

Vice President and Chief Regulatory Counsel

Plymouth Rock Assurance
Boston, MA

Paula is the Chief Regulatory Counsel for Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation. She has served the state government in many roles, including as the Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and as an assistant Attorney General, Chief of the Public Protection Bureau. Prior, she worked with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute and the Boston Legal Assistance Project. 

Joshua Greenberg

Vice President, Government Relations

Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Josh Greenberg is Vice President of Government Relations at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he oversees policy issues at all levels of government, including Medicaid/CHIP, quality of care, and child and public health issues. Earlier in his career he directed the Covering Kids Program at Health Care For All and founded the Medical-Legal Partnership at the Boston City Hospital Department of Pediatrics. He also serves on policy leadership committees at the Children’s Hospitals Association and the Massachusetts Hospital Association.

Mala M. Rafik

Managing Partner

Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C.
Boston, MA

Mala is the Managing Partner at Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C., where she represents clients denied access to health care and individuals seeking disability and long-term care benefits. She is an active with organizations and serves on several committees focused on equity in health care, insurance, disability law, employee benefits, and mental health. 

Stephen Rosenfeld

Retired Partner

Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C.
Boston, MA 

Stephen is a retired partner at Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C. and the founder of Health Law Advocates. He served as General Counsel and Chief of Staff for Governor Mike Dukakis, and in the Department of the Attorney General. He has represented both individuals and brought class actions for people denied insurance coverage for health care, and has consulted on a wide variety of cases involving access to health care.

Amy Rosenthal

Executive Director

Health Care For All
Boston, MA

Melissa Wong


Holland & Knight LLP

Boston, MA

Melissa is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP and a member of their Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group, where she works on managed care and federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as with pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.  She currently serves as the President of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) and as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Asian + Pacific Islanders (MAP) for Health.  Melissa is also active with the American Health Law Association (AHLA).