Director of Public Benefits and Senior Managing Attorney, Whitman-Walker Health, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Drew; J.D., American University
B.A., Drew University; J.D., American University Washington College of Law. Professor Loubier is Director of Public Benefits and Senior Managing Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health, a...Continue Reading
B.A., Drew University; J.D., American University Washington College of Law. Professor Loubier is Director of Public Benefits and Senior Managing Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health, a community health center serving greater Washington’s diverse urban community, including individuals who face barriers to accessing care, and with a special expertise in LGBT and HIV care. Professor Loubier specializes in cases of public benefits, including Social Security disability law, Medicare and Medicaid, and legal issues related to access to health care. She represents clients in complex public benefits matters at all levels of appeal. In her 14 year career at Whitman-Walker, Professor Loubier has played a number of roles in addition to her leadership in the Legal Services Program, including overseeing Client Services, assisting to implement an electronic health record system, creating a new public benefits and client eligibility unit focused on screening all patients for insurance (assisting uninsured or underinsured patients enroll and maintain health insurance), updating the transgender protocols for medical care, and creating and leading customer service, de-escalation and other skills training program for staff. Professor Loubier is active on advocacy and systemic reform efforts affecting Whitman-Walker’s patients. She is a member of the DC Healthcare Ombudsman Program’s Advisory Committee and DC Medicaid Community Advisory Committee, chairs the DC Bar's Public Benefits Training series, and speaks frequently on public benefit issues throughout the metropolitan area. She has designed and overseen training and legal clinics to assist clients seeking legal help on a range of legal issues. She is the recipient of the DC Bar Foundation’s 2011 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, presented each year to an outstanding legal services attorney. Professor Loubier worked for three years at Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL) as a law student organizer and programs coordinator, organizing the annual EJW Conference and Career Fair. Professor Loubier has a graduate-level certification in mediation from Syracuse University.