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Allyson Schwartz's Biography
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Allyson Y. Schwartz
Husband: David; 2 Children: Daniel, Jordan
MSS, Bryn Mawr College, 1972
BA, Sociology, Simmons College, 1970
Member, Pennsylvania State Board of Education
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2004-2014
Senator, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1990-2004
Candidate, United States Senate, 2000
Member, Assembly on Federal Issues, 1995-1996
Member, Bipartisan Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Caucus
Member, Budget Discipline Working Group, New Democrat Coalition
Member, Committee for Protection of Human Subjects
Member, Community College Caucus
Member, Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
Co-Chair, Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
Founder, Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
Member, Congressional Bike Caucus
Member, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
Co-Chair, Congressional Georgia Caucus
Member, Congressional High-Performance Building Caucus
Member, Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus
Member, Congressional Humanities Caucus
Member, Congressional International Conservation Caucus
Member, Congressional Nursing Caucus
Member, Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus
Member, Congressional Social Work Caucus
Member, Congressional Steel Caucus
Member, Congressional Urban Caucus
Member, Congressional Wellness Caucus
Member, Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
Member, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
Member, Democratic Israel Working Group
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Green Schools Caucus
Co-Chair, Healthcare Innovation Task Force
Founder, Healthcare Innovation Task Force
Co-Chair, Healthcare Task Force, New Democrat Coalition
Member, House Democracy Assistance Commission
Member, House Democratic Caucus, Livable Communities Task Force
Member, House Democratic Caucus, Task Force on Job Creation
Member, House National Service Caucus
Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Member, House Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus
Member, Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform Task Force, New Democrat Coalition
Member, Library of Congress Caucus
Member, Mayor's Committee on Health Care, 1982-1983
Member, Montgomery County Commission for Women and Families
Member, National Heritage Area Caucus
Member, Pediatric Cancer Caucus
Member, Pennsylvania Citizens Crime Committee Task Force on Juvenile Justice, 1988-1990
Member, Pennsylvania Committee on Women
Member, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Member, Public Broadcasting Caucus
Member, Trade Task Force, New Democrat Coalition
Member, United States-Israel Security Caucus
Member, Governor's Committee on Health Care Cost Containment, 1981-1983
First Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, 1988-1990
Director, Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women, 1975-1988
Founder, Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center for Women, 1975-1988
Former Deputy Managing Director, Health and Human Services, Philadelphia, 1988
Founder, Women's Ways, 1979
Assistant Director, Health Services Department, Philadelphia Health Plan, 1972-1975
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Department of Health Cervical and Breast Cancer
Member, Allens Lane Art Center
Board Member, Arcadia University
Member, Center for Policy Alternatives
Member, Center for Responsible Funding
Member, Chestnut Hill Health Care
Member, Council of State Legislators
Former Board Member, Delaware Valley Child Care Council
Member, House of Representatives Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Member, National Jewish Democratic Council
Former Vice Chair, New Democratic Coalition
Board Member, Pennsylvania Children's Trust Fund
Member, Pennsylvania Council on Higher Education
Board Member, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation
Member, Women's Network Board, National Conference of State Legislatures
Member, Women's Way
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