NJHA Names Sarah Lechner General Counsel

Aug 09, 2011, 15:11 ET from New Jersey Hospital Association

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Hospital Association has welcomed Sarah Lechner, Esq., as its general counsel, NJHA President and CEO Betsy Ryan announced.

As general counsel, Lechner will provide direction on all legal matters to NJHA and its affiliates, including matters of corporate law, health law and litigation.

Lechner, of Robbinsville, comes to NJHA from the New Jersey Senate Democratic Office where she served as deputy general counsel, working on policy and legislation related to insurance, health reform, regulated professions and reducing regulatory red tape. Previously, Lechner was with the law firm of Lum, Drasco & Positan as an associate in the litigation department.

She earned her law degree from Rutgers School of Law, Newark, and an undergraduate degree in political science from George Washington University.

"We are fortunate to have Sarah's valuable legal and legislative experience," said Ryan. "She has worked with insurers and our state Legislature and she truly understands the fiscal, regulatory and policy challenges facing healthcare today."

SOURCE New Jersey Hospital Association