Samantha J. Morton is Executive Director of Medical Legal Partnership | Boston (MLP | Boston), the founding site of the national MLP network. She previously served as Deputy Director and Staff Attorney at Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, the precursor organization to MLP | Boston that housed both national and local programs and focused on pediatric populations. Ms. Morton is a national expert on how legal strategies can be deployed to address social determinants of health, and how the healthcare community and legal community can better align to leverage these strategies in service of patients' health and well-being. Her early years as an MLP public interest lawyer included a focus on immigration advocacy. Ms. Morton has published and presented extensively on MLP practice.
Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston is an interdisciplinary team of health care staff, attorneys, and researchers who support integration of legal assistance into the health care setting as a vital component of patient care.
You may contact our staff members by clicking the “email” option within each member’s profile. You also may direct inquiries to Samantha Morton, Executive Director, at (617) 414-6393.
Samantha Morton, JD
Meg joined MLP | Boston as the Operations Manager in October 2012. Meg has a long history working with nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. Prior to joining MLP | Boston, Meg worked at The Access Project (TAP), a nonprofit working to strengthen community action, promote social change, and improve health especially for those who are most vulnerable. At TAP, she was responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the office including financial management, administrative staff management and space and facilities management. She has also worked at the Asian American Civic Association (AACA) working with their job training programs, providing case management and job readiness assistance.
Deborah Durant is a Staff Attorney at MLP | Boston. Before joining the MLP family in December 2013, Deborah drafted and processed software licensing agreements at Oracle Corporation. As a law student at Suffolk University Law School, Deborah was a legal intern at the National Consumer Law Center; represented youth at the Boston Municipal Court as a student attorney in the juvenile defender's clinic; and taught Constitutional Law to Boston high school students as a Marshall Brennan Fellow. Deborah earned her Master's degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning & Child Development as well as her Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Community Health from Tufts University.
JoHanna Flacks, JD
JoHanna Flacks is the Legal Director at Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston (MLP | Boston), among other things serving as a liaison to all of MLP | Boston's private bar partners. Before joining MLP | Boston in 2006, JoHanna was in private practice, and provided pro bono services to the Cape Cod Anti-Discrimination Task Force in its campaign to establish the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission. Prior to that, she served as Assistant General Counsel for the Boston Public Health Commission, and Senior Investigator for the Boston Fair Housing Commission. She began her career as a labor-side employment discrimination litigation associate. JoHanna graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and Brandeis University
Elizabeth Brusie, JD
Elizabeth Brusie joined MLP | Boston as a Staff Attorney in July 2013. Before that, she directed the legal program at Boston-area domestic violence agency The Second Step, specializing in restraining order, housing, and family law cases. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of Transition House in Cambridge, MA, and co-chairs the Framingham Project for Incarcerated Women at the Women’s Bar Foundation in Boston. She is a graduate of Smith College and the City University of New York School of Law.
Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies, JD
Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies now practices with the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC where she is the Medical-Legal Partnership staff attorney at three southeast Massachusetts hospitals. Previously, with the same legal services organization, she worked as a housing and family law attorney with a specific interest in promoting diversity and breaking down barriers created by structural racism. As a law student at Roger Williams University School of Law, Attorney Nelson-Davies served as a legal immigration fellow with the U.S. Human Rights Network advocating for the recognition of the human rights of undocumented immigrants and as a environmental justice fellow with Rhode Island Legal Services addressing the disparate effects of environment degradation. She also served as a student attorney with the Roger Williams University Community Justice Clinic, representing low-income clients with family law and immigration matters.
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