2019 Honoree Jamey Bell
Jamey has more than 35 years of experience as an attorney and policy advocate in the areas of health care access, education, child welfare, and family economic security. She provides day-to-day oversight of the organization agency, including administrative, financial, advocacy, personnel, strategic planning, communications, and legislative issues. She serves on the CBA Pro Bono Committee, the Judicial Branch Access to Justice Libraries Work Group, and the Advisory Board of the Connecticut Community Law Center. She is also a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Previously, she was appointed by Governor Daniel Malloy to be the Child Advocate for the State of Connecticut in November, 2012. From 2008 to 2012, she was the Executive Director of Connecticut Voices for Children, where she worked on health, education, child welfare, and tax and budget issues, and led the organization’s legislative advocacy. She was an attorney at GHLA for 26 years. During that time she was lead counsel in successful class action litigation to require the Connecticut Department of Social Services to provide adequate dental care to children in the Medicaid program. Jamey Bell has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.