The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center hosted a Social Justice Lunch with Alice Riener on November 4, 2014. Ms. Riener serves as the Chief Legal Officer at NO/AIDS Task Force d.b.a. CrescentCare. Ms. Riener discussed her career after law school and the mission of CrescentCare, a federally qualified health center in New Orleans.
Biography of Alice Riener:
Alice Riener attended American University Washington College of Law and moved to New Orleans shortly after graduation in 2007. She worked as a staff attorney in the housing unit at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services prior to joining the NO/AIDS Task Force in 2011 as the Director of Housing. She currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer for the NO/AIDS Task Force d.b.a. CrescentCare. CrescentCare received designation as a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and has opened up two new clinics in the New Orleans area to serve some of the unmet health needs in our community. The organization's mission is to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals, and to provide for an enlightened public. Alice currently focuses on issues of compliance, risk, human resources, legal services, housing, and advocacy efforts, in addition to being part of the team to transform the agency from an HIV/AIDS service organization to a FQHC.
A video of Ms. Riener’s presentation can be found here.