Kate Mitchell joined the Health Justice Project in August 2017 after more than 16 years practicing and teaching in the areas of poverty law, children’s rights and health law. Professor Mitchell has extensive experience representing children and families in poverty in access to health care and public benefits matters, special education matters, housing and family law, juvenile delinquency and prison condition cases, and other general civil law matters. She has also been involved in local, state, and national policy work in the areas of access to healthcare, education, and juvenile justice.
Marc Raifman serves the Health Justice Project as a Supervising Attorney. In his legal practice, Marc protects the civil legal rights of clients, counsels clients on a range of health-harming legal needs across areas of civil law, and supports the training of Health Justice Project law students in the twin practices of direct legal service provision and systemic advocacy. Marc’s clients are most frequently Loyola Medicine patients, who come to the Health Justice Project through our Medical-Legal Partnership between the School of Law, Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola Medicine.
Alice Setrini is a clinical fellow in the Health Justice Project teaching civil litigation skills in an experiential learning environment. She was previously the executive director of the Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, where she consistently centered racial and health equity in the institute programming, curriculum, and scholarship. She came to DePaul from a career in legal services, starting as a staff attorney on Chicago’s Westside, and then as the manager of Legal Aid Chicago’s Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) Project beginning in 2015. Setrini is a first-generation Latinx American who chose a career in the law in order to give back to her community, and live up to the sacrifices made on her behalf. Setrini’s experience collaborating in multidisciplinary settings to maximize both health system efficiency and improvement in health outcomes for individuals through legal interventions informs her work advocating for health equity as a mechanism for alleviating poverty and dismantling the systems that create health disparities.
Meghan P. Carter co-teaches the Health Justice Policy Practicum. Meghan is a Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Council for Health Justice, were she works to advance health rights through advocacy and litigation. Meghan joined Legal Council in 2018 after practicing at Legal Aid Chicago and the Illinois Attorney General’s Disability Rights Bureau.
Meghan was the first in her family to graduate college, earning a B.A. from Brandeis University cum laude in English and American literature and philosophy. Meghan graduated cum laude from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship upon graduation. Meghan received the Loitman Barron Scholarship in Legal Studies at Brandeis, and was recognized in 2015 by Northwestern Law for her commitment to public interest law.
As the Senior Director of Litigation and Advocacy, Carrie oversees litigation, legislation, and administrative advocacy at Legal Council for Health Justice. Carrie has extensive experience serving low-income people through litigation. She has litigated complex cases on the Medicaid program, education access for children with disabilities, immigrant access to benefits, and hospital charity care.
Mona Elgindy is a returning Loyola Law alum joining the Health Justice Project Clinic as an Adjunct Clinical Professor. She currently supervises three unique medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) at Legal Aid Chicago. Since 2013, she has been committed to the protection of vulnerable adults in the context of health equity and poverty law. Her legal experience covers public benefits, domestic violence, consumer law, housing, nursing home discharges, with emphasis on protecting older adults from elder abuse and financial exploitation. Prior to law school, she was a high school teacher, and she brings her passion to mentor students to this new role.