Introducing our newest DPAC employee! Leyla Mansour-Cole will be stepping into the role of Community and Policy Manager starting this week.

Leyla is a juris doctor waiting on her lawyer swearing-in ceremony living and working near Washington, D.C. She attended American University’s Washington College of Law, where she was a lead attorney in the Disability Rights Law Clinic, a managing editor of the Health Law and Policy Brief, and a co-symposium director of the Health Law and Justice Society. She also completed internships with the D.C. Board of Medicine and the Children’s Law Center’s Healthy Together program. Since graduating, she has worked for the government in a policy position. She was also a national organizer for the March for Health, a protest march in support of the Affordable Care Act, which occurred in Washington, D.C. and fourteen other cities across the country. Leyla has been living with type one diabetes since her diagnosis in 1995.

From Leyla: I feel so fortunate to be working with DPAC, an organization that is both advocating on behalf of the millions of Americans with diabetes, and is making advocacy tools accessible to everyone. I went to law school because I wanted to learn how to understand, interpret, and shape health policy in order to help the people it affects. I believe that working at DPAC will let me do just that. 

Please join DPAC in welcoming our newest team member!