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Lourdes Rivera is a leader in the fields of health law and policy, women’s rights, and sexual reproductive health and rights. Lourdes currently serves as the Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights. She provides vision and guidance to the Center’s legal and policy programs in the U.S., including for strategy development and execution, as well as for building and sustaining national and state partnerships and alliances. During her tenure, she has overseen implementation of multi-pronged strategies for three Supreme Court cases and efforts to adopt federal and state legislation to ensure abortion and assisted reproduction access and to address maternal health disparities.
Prior to joining the Center in January 2017, Lourdes was a Senior Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, where she designed and implemented their U.S. and global grant-making strategy in sexual and reproductive health and rights using an intersectional social justice and human rights approach. Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2006, Lourdes was the Managing Attorney of the Los Angeles office of the National Health Law Program and specialized in issues relating to Medicaid, managed care, and women’s and children’s health. Previously, she worked in Washington D.C. as a Senior Associate with the Children’s Defense Fund, Health Division, and as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow with the National Women’s Law Center.
Lourdes has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. in Latin American studies from Yale University.
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