ATLANTA - The Center for Law, Health & Society is pleased to announce that Stacie P. Kershner has joined as its new Associate Director.
"We are delighted to have Stacie on board at the Center," said Charity Scott, Director of the Center and Catherine Henson Professor of Law. "She’s a graduate of the College of Law, and has a tremendous background in law and policy settings that fits so well the Center’s future directions."
Kershner has most recently been working in the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Her responsibilities at CDC included project and conference management, public health law and policy research, grant writing, and technical assistance to state and local legal counsel.
While she was in law school, Kershner worked in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, serving as project manager on a implementing a consent decree involving the Fulton and DeKalb County Divisions of Family and Children’s Services. "Her broad familiarity with people and units across campus and in our Atlanta community will be an invaluable asset in her position," observed Scott.
Before law school, Kershner worked for a variety of child-welfare organizations and programs. She has long been interested in issues affecting children, and currently Co-Chairs the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyer’s Division (YLD) Advocates for Students with Disabilities Committee. She received the 2010 Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public from the YLD of the State Bar.
Kershner earned her JD from the College of Law in 2008 (with honors), and graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2000 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).