Allyson Schwartz Honored by JSPAN


Rabbi George Stern, JSPAN executive director; Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom, JSPAN president; JoAnne Fischer, executive director of Maternity Care Coalition; Allyson Schwartz; and event co-chairs and JSPAN vice presidents, Ruth Damsker and Jill Zipin.

Former Congresswoman and State Senator Allyson Schwartz was awarded the Jewish Social Policy Action Network’s (JSPAN) Social Justice Award at an event held at the Independence Visitor Center on May 12.

Schwartz had a leadership role in the passage of the Affordable Care Act in Congress, and her role as architect and steward of the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Pennsylvania. Prior to holding elected office, she was commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, founder and director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women, and a founder of Women’s Way. [Read more…]