Board of Directors
Shawn Boehringer, Board President
Shawn Boehringer, Executive Director of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, is committed to advancing human rights and health care justice for all. Shawn was inspired to begin his legal career as a Skadden fellow with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (“Appalred” ) after spending time in the coal mining hollows of Eastern Kentucky. While working at Appalred, he represented clients in Kentucky’s most rural and impoverished counties on a number of health justice issues, including claims for federal black lung benefits for disabled coal miners.
After leaving Kentucky and prior to undertaking a leadership role in Maryland’s legal aid program, Shawn worked for 12 years in 3 of Florida’s largest legal services programs, including Legal Services of Greater Miami, Coast to Coast Legal Services and Broward Legal Aid. His work and expertise span a range of civil legal aid substantive areas that impact the social determinants of health—including housing, health, consumer and elder law.
As Project Director for the HIV/AIDS Law Project and Director of Advocacy at Broward legal Aid, Shawn also co-counseled major statewide Medicaid class actions. As someone with deep ties to Florida and commitment to health care justice for all, Shawn is currently serving as President of the Board of the Florida Health Justice Project.