Theresa Morgan is the firm's Legislative Director. As such, she is an integral part of the legislative practice group, conducting research and analysis on legislative and regulatory issues for healthcare and education clients and interacting with principals in the practice and clients to keep them abreast of developments. She has primary responsibility for the Washington Wire, the firm’s weekly newsletter on healthcare policy issues. Ms. Morgan has expertise in legislative, regulatory and advocacy activity regarding Medicare, Medicaid, healthcare reform, the Workforce Investment Act/Rehabilitation Act, the AbilityOne program, the Ticket-to-Work Program, and relevant appropriations bills. Ms. Morgan also helps manage the ITEM Coalition, a group of 75 disability-related organizations with the mission of improving access to assistive devices for people with disabilities. She also staffs the Habilitation Benefits (HAB) Coalition, which coordinates national advocacy to advance coverage for habilitation benefits, and the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR), a coalition of 25 organizations interested in maintaining and improving coverage and access to rehabilitation services. Ms. Morgan organizes national advocacy days on Capitol Hill for grassroots constituencies, as well as congressional and press briefings.
Ms. Morgan was recently elected to sit on the board of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and appointed as the Maryland volunteer for the National Patient Advocate Foundation’s Elite President’s Council.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Morgan was Associate Editor for Inside Health Policy and worked for her local elections board during the Maryland 2006 gubernatorial election. Ms Morgan continues to volunteer as a Chief Election Judge in Annapolis. Ms. Morgan received a BA, cum laude, in History and Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. At UMD, Ms. Morgan was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and an Economics Senior Scholar. Also at UMD, Ms. Morgan worked for the Center for Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.