Madison Allen is a senior policy analyst/attorney at CLASP, where she focuses on issues affecting access to health care and public benefits for immigrants and mixed-status families. Ms. Allen co-leads the Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future Campaign in collaboration with the National Immigration Law Center.
Prior to joining CLASP, Ms. Allen spent five years as an attorney with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, where she provided direct legal representation to low-income clients across public benefit programs and saw first-hand how programs like Medicaid, SNAP and SSI reduce economic hardship, improve health, and increase stability. She successfully challenged state agency decisions and identified several areas for systemic advocacy. Working together with partner organizations, Ms. Allen negotiated significant changes to Medicaid and ACA eligibility policies, providing access to health care for tens of thousands of low-income immigrants. In addition to her advocacy work, Ms. Allen served as the director of Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy’s Health Insurance Navigator Project and Medical Legal Partnership, growing and increasing the impact of both programs.
Ms. Allen holds a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School and a bachelor’s degree in public health from George Washington University. In 2016, she was presented with the New Leader in Advocacy Award by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.