February 2021 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome attorney Naina Kamath to its board as an observer for the next year.
Naina is an employee benefits and executive compensation associate at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia. She comes to Healthy NewsWorks through the Board Observer Program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
The program offers young lawyers the opportunity to serve on the board of a local nonprofit organization for a year, fostering connections with the community and benefiting both the observer and the participating organization. Cary Rice, who served as an observer through the program during 2020, has now joined the Healthy NewsWorks Community Advisory Board.
Naina is looking forward to taking on an expansive role with Healthy NewsWorks in her capacity as a Board Observer, as she has a strong interest in healthcare. “When applying, I hoped to be paired with an organization focusing specifically on health literacy and advocacy, both because of my practice’s relation to health law and the prevalence of the coronavirus pandemic.”
In Naina’s work, she said, she has often needed to explain complex health law provision in simple, straightforward ways both to adults and kids. “Heath can be confusing for children, making it easy for them to lose interest,” she said. “If anything, the complexity just makes health literacy that much more important.”
Naina earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and joined Duane Morris in 2019. She has participated in volunteer efforts ranging from organizing food drives to providing low-income taxpayer assistance. She has also performed pro bono work related to estates and guardianship matters and has advised small nonprofits and businesses on employee benefits and corporate matters.
Naina hopes to assist Healthy NewsWorks in any way possible and is excited to be part of the team. “I can’t imagine a better organization to have been paired with,” she said. “I love Healthy NewsWorks’ focus on empowering and educating children to help them achieve health literacy and advocate for themselves,” she said.
To learn more about the Healthy NewsWorks Board visit our Who we are page.