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Kristin Brown Lilley
Vice President for Policy and Government Relations
Empire Justice Center
p: (518) 462-6831 f: (518) 935-2852
Kristin is Empire Justice Center's Vice President for Policy and Government Relations. She works out of the Albany office and is a member of the Management Team, co-leads the Marketing and Communications Team and is co-chair of Empire Justice Center's Diversity Committee.
Kristin is responsible for overseeing and directing the policy and governement relations work at Empire Justice. In this capacity, she works closely with staff attorneys, paralegals and advocates to develop and implement an annual comprehensive, proactive anti-poverty agenda that focuses on state level advocacy, as well as internal local and federal agendas. She works closely with staff to identify policy opportunities and to develop strategic communications and campaigns to achieve policy change in areas critical to low income and vulnerable New Yorkers.
After graduating cum laude from Hartwick College with honors in Anthropology and History in 1994, Kristin worked in non profit direct service and small business management before returning to school in 1999 to attain a Master's Degree in Social Policy from Empire State College. A 2000 Center for Women in Government Fellow, part of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Kristin has also worked at the Hunger Action Network of New York State as Upstate Public Policy Coordinator and American Farmland Trust as Senior Policy Manager.