Magda Schaler-Haynes, Columbia University

Magda Schaler-Haynes is an attorney specializing in health and social policy, reproductive rights, and health care reform. As an independent consultant, she provides research-driven strategic guidance to diverse public, non-profit and private sector clients. Magda’s recent work includes serving as Amicus Manager for the Center for Reproductive Rights in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the successful U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Texas’ abortion clinic shut down law. Until June of 2015, she served as Special Advisor for health care and women’s issues to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Previously Magda served on the New York health reform team as Senior Health Policy Advisor at the New York State Insurance Department. She began her career as an associate in the Health Care Department at the Proskauer firm in New York. Schaler-Haynes is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University where her current courses include Public Health Law; and Money, Politics and Law: Abortion and Public Health. She is a graduate of Brandeis University, Columbia Law School and Columbia School of Public Health. Magda is a 2016-17 Jewish Council for Public Affairs Frank Fellow and chairs Government Affairs for the Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ Federation. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and three daughters.