Candace Gibson is a Staff Attorney in National Health Law Program’s Washington, D.C. office, where she focuses on reproductive health issues in Medicaid and in private insurance.
Before joining the National Health Law Program, Candace worked at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and served as its Policy Counsel/Analyst, managing and implementing its reproductive and sexual health equity policy portfolio and served as its If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow. During her time at NLIRH, she led its advocacy and cross-mobilization efforts on religious refusals and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Before heading to law school, Candace worked at Comunidades Unidas in Utah, collaborating with refugee and immigrant communities on health reform and pursuing policy solutions to eliminate health disparities. She has a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Bachelors of Arts in Government and Spanish from Smith College. Candace is a member of the Utah State Bar. In her free time, she is involved in the Smith College Club of Washington and in corporate social responsibility efforts. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.
Candace also represented Utah in the 1999 National Spelling Bee and enjoys the outdoors.