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Waverly Gordon, JD, MHA

Waverly Gordon

Health Counsel

House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee

Waverly Gordon serves as Health Counsel for the Energy and Commerce Committee. She focuses on public health issues, including those related to the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. During the 114th Congress, she helped lead efforts that resulted in the 21st Century Cures Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act becoming law. Ms. Gordon also planned the Energy and Commerce Democratic Member Forum, Achieving Health Equity: The Path Forward.

Previously she served as Senior Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Ms. Gordon covered Congresswoman Schakowsky’s Energy and Commerce Committee health portfolio as well as assisted with her work as Co-Chair of the Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force.

Ms. Gordon joined Congresswoman Schakowsky’s staff after serving as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellow. During her fellowship, she served in the Office of Congresswoman Donna Christensen and with the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Ms. Gordon received a Bachelor of Science from Claflin University, a Masters of Health Administration from The Ohio State University, and a Juris Doctor from Duke University.