The National Health Law Program 50th Anniversary Celebration

Los Angeles Reception

Monday, January 27, 2020 / 5:00-7:00 p.m. PST

The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California


The National Health Law Program’s 50th Anniversary Celebration culminated in Los Angeles, the city where the organization was founded 50 years ago. We were joined by many who have fought for greater access to health care for low-income individuals and families alongside us at the beautiful venue at the California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities to wrap up NHeLP’s golden anniversary festivities and to look forward to the next fifty. Renowned activist, Dolores Huerta, offered remarks, and the President and CEO of The California Endowment, Dr. Robert K. Ross, presented the inaugural Henry Waxman Award for Health Care Advocacy to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on behalf of NHeLP.

The Recipient of the Inaugural Henry Waxman Award
for Health Care Advocacy

Hon. Xavier Becerra
California Attorney General

About the Henry Waxman Award for Health Care Advocacy
The Award was established to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Health Law Program
to celebrate the organization’s mission of securing health rights for all people and is named
in honor of Henry Waxman, a fearless legislator who has spent his career fighting to protect and improve
access to quality health care for low-income people, first in the California legislature and then for many years in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Los Angeles, California Host Committee

John R. Hellow, Chair
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC (Ret.)

Lloyd A. Bookman
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

Hailyn J. Chen
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Sylvia Drew Ivie
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Scot H. Fishman
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Marc L. Fleischaker
Arent Fox LLP

Susan D. Fleischman
Kaiser Permanente (Ret.)

Byron J. Gross
Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC (Ret.)
National Health Law Program (Ret.)

David A. Lash
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Laurence Lavin
National Health Law Program (Ret.)

Kimberly Lewis
National Health Law Program

Peter Long
Blue Shield of California

Burt Margolin
The Margolin Group, Inc.

Steven A. Nissen

Ninez A. Ponce
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Yolanda Vera
Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center


*Affiliation listed for identification purposes only.

Our special thanks to the following organizations for hosting our anniversary events at their venues:

For additional information about our 50th anniversary celebration, please contact Mizue Suito, Director of Development, at 202-808-2301 or

San Francisco, CA  *  Chapel Hill, NC  *  Washington, DC