The Children’s Inn at NIH Appoints Neal Katyal, Jill Olmstead and Kristine Ribas to its Board of Directors



The Children’s Inn at NIH announces that Neal Katyal, Jill Olmstead and Kristine Ribas have joined its Board of Directors.

BETHESDA, Maryland (December 22, 2016)-

Neal Katyal is a partner and co-director of appellate practice at Hogan Lovells, LLP. He is also the Paul Saunders Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and has been a visiting professor of law at both Harvard and Yale Law Schools. Neal served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States from 2010-2011. He has orally argued 30 Supreme Court cases, more than any other racial minority in US history with the exception of Thurgood Marshall.

Neal received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College and his Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School. He lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife, Dr. Joanna Rosen, and their three sons.

Jill Olmstead is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she oversees the delivery of healthcare, management and technology consulting services to Public Sector Health & Benefits agencies, including the US Department of Health and Human Services. She began her career on Capitol Hill and has extensive research and regulation experience.

Jill received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Jon, and their son, Julian.

Kristine Ribas is a device security sales manager at GE Healthcare, where she assists hospitals in applying cyber security strategies to medical device environments. She excels in partnering with third party companies, such as HP, EMC, Dell, and Hitachi to create enterprise-wide solutions for clients.

Kristine received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University. She lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband, Anthony, and their two daughters.

“I am delighted that we have added experts with robust backgrounds in the law, healthcare management and technology to The Children’s Inn Board,” says Jennie Lucca, CEO of The Children’s Inn. “I look forward to working with Neal, Jill and Kristine as they further strengthen our exemplary Board of Directors.”

The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit “Place Like Home” for children and their families participating in pediatric research at the Clinical Center of the world-renowned National Institutes of Health. The Inn reduces the burden of illness through therapeutic, educational and recreational programming – all at no cost to the families. Since opening in 1990, more than 12,000 families from across the world have considered The Inn their home. As a partner in discovery and care with the NIH, The Inn strives for the day when no family endures the heartbreak of a seriously ill child.

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Media Contact:
Julie H. Herman, Assistant Director of Communications
The Children’s Inn at NIH
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