Orriel-RichardsonLevine is thrilled to welcome health care policy expert Orriel Richardson, Esq., MPH to our Board of Trustees!

Richardson currently serves as the Vice President of Health Equity and Policy at Morgan and is a licensed attorney in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Previously, she served as Professional Staff and Health Counsel for the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means, Majority. There, she was the architect of the Committee’s racial and health equity initiatives and lead staffer for Medicare Advantage, end-stage renal disease, Medicare program integrity, and health technology policy.

During her career, she has gained health care expertise across academia and local, state, and federal levels of government, formerly working at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center at the US Department of Health and Human Services; the Office of the General Counsel for the District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance; the George Washington University School of Public Health; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; the State of Louisiana Office of Public Health; and Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center. Since 2018 she has been a Professorial Lecturer of Health Policy and Management in the Milken School of Public Health at George Washington University. She was also previously a fellow with Columbia University’s Columbia World Projects.

Richardson was named a 2022 Trailblazer by TLAB (Technology Laboratory and Professional Development), an education not-for-profit organization based in Garden City, Michigan just outside Detroit. In 2021, the National Minority Quality forum awarded her with the Congressional Staff Leadership Award after recognizing her in 2020 as a “40 Under 40” Minority Leader in Health.

Richardson holds a Bachelor of Science in biology/pre-medicine from Howard University, a Master of Public Health in health systems management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a law degree from the George Washington Law School. She also earned a graduate certificate in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford’s New College.

“I am extremely excited to join an organization both committed to preserving musical arts and education and extending opportunity to those who possess talent but lack resources,” shared Richardson. “As music is the most universal language known to humankind, Levine Music’s work is more important than ever, and I’m anxious to get to work.”