Agenda

Alice Aluoch

Alice Aluoch

CLASP's Community Partnership Group

CLASP

Session: Fight Poverty, Hunger, and Health Care Needs by Removing Barriers to Program Access

Since the start of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government programs have provided critical supports to help people pay rent, mortgages and other bills, feed themselves and their children, and access health care. These include both the new programs created in response to the pandemic and programs such as SNAP and Medicaid that have long helped people with low incomes meet their basic needs. However, even before the stimulus payments ran out and the boosted unemployment benefits expired, too many people were left out. Join this session with experts from CLASP, to address poverty, hunger, and health care by removing barriers, promoting cross-program enrollment. This will include a discussion on action priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration to achieve these goals

Audience

Technology and Global Non-Profit Health Leader

Speaker BIO

Alice Aluoch is a Technology and Global non-profit health leader with a passion for bringing leadership and strategic investments to the Global Arena. Work history includes technology, nonprofit sector, health advocacy, and social justice bringing an understanding of different markets and a worldly view on areas of growth. Trusted adviser to institutions, civic organizations, government officials, thought leaders, CEO's, students, and peers. Expertise in building relationships with Elected Officials and lobbied directly with congress to secure numerous co-sponsorships on critical domestic and foreign-assistance focused bills. Founder of Mfariji Africa; a nonprofit organization in Kenya focused on creating awareness about menstrual and reproductive rights for girls. Leader in grassroots activism, advocacy and relationship building with like-minded organizations interested in global anti-poverty campaigns with a focus on improving maternal and child health, malnutrition, and ending diseases of poverty like AIDS, TB, and malaria globally. She currently works at the Global Health Council as a Senior Manager, Membership and Development.





Parker Gilkesson

Parker Gilkesson

CLASP's Community Partnership Group

CLASP

Session: Fight Poverty, Hunger, and Health Care Needs by Removing Barriers to Program Access

Since the start of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government programs have provided critical supports to help people pay rent, mortgages and other bills, feed themselves and their children, and access health care. These include both the new programs created in response to the pandemic and programs such as SNAP and Medicaid that have long helped people with low incomes meet their basic needs. However, even before the stimulus payments ran out and the boosted unemployment benefits expired, too many people were left out. Join this session with experts from CLASP, to address poverty, hunger, and health care by removing barriers, promoting cross-program enrollment. This will include a discussion on action priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration to achieve these goals

Audience

Executive Directors, Mgmt, Case workers, FLS

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Parker Gilkesson is a policy analyst with CLASP's Income and Work Supports team. She specializes in work support programs for people with low incomes and focuses on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Parker is a subject matter expert in social policy, benefit eligibility, human services delivery, racial equity, community partnership, and state and local policy regarding SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Medicaid. She has been quoted in TIME Magazine, New York Times, National Public Radio, The Hill, and many more. Prior to joining CLASP, Parker began her career as a human services specialist in Mecklenburg County, NC. In this role, she worked directly with people to determine their eligibility for Medicaid, TANF, and SNAP. Parker earned a Master of Public Policy degree, with a concentration in public administration, from Liberty University and a bachelor’s degree in health education, maternal and child health from Howard University. Parker believes all policies should be grounded in the wisdom and experiences of those directly impacted by them. Therefore, she has worked to co-create a community of shared learning that highly regards lived experience as necessary expertise in the quest toward equitable policy solutions. Parker is passionate about systemic change that addresses root causes to eventually eradicate poverty and inequities in the health and social welfare of our nation’s residents.





Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Director, Income and Work Supports

CLASP

Session: Fight Poverty, Hunger, and Health Care Needs by Removing Barriers to Program Access

Since the start of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government programs have provided critical supports to help people pay rent, mortgages and other bills, feed themselves and their children, and access health care. These include both the new programs created in response to the pandemic and programs such as SNAP and Medicaid that have long helped people with low incomes meet their basic needs. However, even before the stimulus payments ran out and the boosted unemployment benefits expired, too many people were left out. Join this session with experts from CLASP, to address poverty, hunger, and health care by removing barriers, promoting cross-program enrollment. This will include a discussion on action priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration to achieve these goals

Audience

Executive Directors, Mgmt, Case workers, FLS

Speaker BIO

Elizabeth Lower-Basch is the Director of the income and work supports team at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national anti-poverty nonprofit. In this role, she leads a team of experts focused on federal and state cash assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and refundable tax credits, and how they impact the lives of people with low incomes. Before coming to CLASP, she worked for the federal government, primarily on cash assistance under TANF. She has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. She grew up in New York City and now lives in Virginia.





Tamika Moore

Tamika Moore

CLASP's Community Partnership Group

CLASP

Session: Fight Poverty, Hunger, and Health Care Needs by Removing Barriers to Program Access

Since the start of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government programs have provided critical supports to help people pay rent, mortgages and other bills, feed themselves and their children, and access health care. These include both the new programs created in response to the pandemic and programs such as SNAP and Medicaid that have long helped people with low incomes meet their basic needs. However, even before the stimulus payments ran out and the boosted unemployment benefits expired, too many people were left out. Join this session with experts from CLASP, to address poverty, hunger, and health care by removing barriers, promoting cross-program enrollment. This will include a discussion on action priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration to achieve these goals

Audience

Executive Directors, Mgmt, Case workers, FLS

Speaker BIO

Tamika Moore is a New Jersey native who has spread her passion for youth empowerment through her non-profit organization VisionWorkz. Her mission is to help guide LGBTQ youth to inspire and empower them to see their true potential and value. She pushes to provide healthy and safe avenues for teens and adolescents to release their emotions on a creative and functional basis. Tamika has travelled the east coast delivering her global vision of having the input of young people, brought to the forefront for legislative changes involving education, programs for teens and poverty. Tamika contributed to the LGBT curriculum in New Jersey and believes in helping to establish core values like financial literacy and professional development to help kids feel secure about themselves and their future.