Ms. Manne joined the Center in 2008 and has worked extensively on healthcare advocacy, leading the Center’s successful campaigns to improve Medicaid coverage in New Mexico, prevent cuts to healthcare funding and services, and increase healthcare access for uninsured children and families. She enjoys working with community groups and has served as the board chair for Young Women United, a community organizing project for women of color in Albuquerque, as well as board vice-chair for the Highlander Center, the 80-year old institute for movement building in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Previously, she provided litigation support for civil rights law firms and clerked with the American Civil Liberties Union in North Carolina. During law school, she was twice awarded the Daniel H. Pollitt Fellowship for Civil Liberties and was the president of the Community Legal Project, a student run project that offered free legal information to women in the community.
J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill in 2007; B.U.S. magna cum laude, in Economics, Biology, and Asian Studies, from the University of New Mexico in 2000.