The Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline is now under the interim leadership of Jon Lee, who had been the organization’s director of operations. As interim executive director, Lee will provide a stable bridge to the center’s new leadership while a national search is being conducted. The center hopes to announce its new leader by the end of 2022.
Lee steps in after the retirement of Doug Blanke after 22 years at the helm of the Public Health Law Center. Blanke stepped down this summer after announcing his retirement earlier this spring. His achievements in public health policy, legislative advocacy, and consumer protection span four decades on the local, state, national, and international stages. To read more about Doug’s career, click here.
During Lee’s time as interim executive director, the Public Health Law Center’s deputy director of operations, Nasimah Mayat, is interim director of operations and will work with Lee and the center’s leadership team to see that budgeting, contracting, grant reporting, invoicing, recordkeeping, and other operations continue to run smoothly. Program Directors Joelle Lester and Julie Ralston Aoki are also taking on added responsibility for all policy and program issues.