Staff Spotlight
Coverage to Care Legal Initiative Team

September 15, 2016 - Vicki Tucci Krusel and Ebonie Taylor make up the two-person Coverage to Care Legal Initiative team.  Vicki is the Supervising Attorney.  She has been practicing law for ten years, concentrating mainly in the areas of administrative, constitutional, disability, employment, ethics, family, healthcare and juvenile laws.  Her main practice area for the past several years has been healthcare, specifically focusing on the Affordable Care Act, health policy, systemic issues across the healthcare spectrum and the elimination of barriers to care.

We have been lucky to have her at Legal Aid for over a 20 year period.  In 1996, she started as a paralegal in the Ryan White Project, leaving to attend law school at Nova Southeastern University and later returning as an attorney to run the Disaster Project.  She has also worked in Family Law, was the lead attorney for the Navigator Project, worked in Medical Legal and Foreclosure before taking the lead in Coverage to Care. 

Some of Vicki’s greatest accomplishments include raising her 22 year old son, Joshua and founding Speak Up for Kids, Inc. a non-profit organization created to provide support to the Guardian ad Litem Program and children in foster care.  Vicki enjoys her work at Legal Aid.  Vicki states, “I’m thankful to Bob for being so open to hearing the needs of the community and letting us take risks to meet those needs. “

Ebonie Taylor is one of Legal Aid’s newest employees. She is the paralegal for Coverage to Care with a strong background in health insurance and elder care.  A graduate of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ebonie worked as a Social Services Coordinator the previous six years.  She has also worked at DCF in Adult Protective Services, as a Medicaid Eligibility Caseworker for Social Services and at one time in the appeals department for a major health insurance company.  We are excited to have her as part of our Coverage to Care Legal Initiative team.

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