Alison Yager, J.D., is an attorney with over 25 years of experience advocating on behalf of women, children and marginalized individuals. She currently serves the executive director at Florida Health Justice Project, where she engages in a range of advocacy strategies to expand health care access and promote health equity for vulnerable Floridians. She came to Miami in 2018 from New York City.
Alison began her career as a community organizer for the Children’s Defense Fund-NY. After graduating from UCLA School of Law’s program in public interest law and policy in 2001, she provided legal services to young people as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at The Door's Legal Services Center in Manhattan, and subsequently worked as a staff attorney serving young people experiencing intimate partner violence at Break the Cycle-New York. She then spent nine years at the HIV Law Project in New York City, first as a staff attorney and then as supervising attorney for HIV policy. Alison then moved to the government sector and served as the director of policy initiatives for Maternal, Infant, and Reproductive Health at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene before moving to Florida.