We are very fortunate to have Barbara Colombo join us as our new Sr. Fellow. Barb is an attorney and a critical care nurse. While practicing law, she specialized in product liability and medical malpractice. Additionally, Barb served as Assistant Commissioner of Health during the Carlson administration and most recently has served as an independent legal and policy consultant, providing advice to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients. Barb has been a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas, William Mitchell College of Law, and Hamline University School of Law. Barb will be directing our Compliance Certificate Program, teaching Compliance Laws and Regulations, and Health Law Quality and Liability, advising certificate program students, overseeing planning, placement, and expansion of the externship program in 2009. Barb will also help to develop, plan and implement a program for governance training for non-profit board members.