FRANK ROGERS, JD Frank Rogers brings over 36 years experience in regulatory and business healthcare issues in both the legal and legislative arenas. Mr. Rogers worked as Director of Government Affairs for the second largest pharmaceutical company in the US from1985 to 2010. He was formerly a practicing attorney, counsel and Director of Research to the South Carolina senate with responsibility for healthcare, insurance and education issues. He was General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs to the South Carolina Medical Association for eight years.
JIM McNATT, MD, MBA Jim McNatt, MD, an ophthalmologist, joined the firm’s team as a medical consultant in 2010. Dr. McNatt has a wealth of knowledge about state agencies from his work in the Secretary of State’s office and his eleven years of service as Medical Director of the Georgia Board of Medicine. Combined with his experience in private medical practice, Dr. McNatt offers a unique perspective as medical advisor to the firm’s healthcare clients.special, or a unique service that you offer.
CATHALENE TEAHAN, MSN, CNS, RN Cathalene Teahan consults with the firm as a state and federal budget analyst. Ms. Teahan has many years of experience tracking state budget issues and is regarded as an expert on state and federal funding and revenue streams. She guides client’s projects through the state procurement process and has expertise in working with state funding agencies to secure matching federal funds and grants.
Lasa Joiner has been professionally involved in legislative issues for twenty-four years and is a veteran of education and medical issues. Lasa started her own company representing non-profit advocacy organizations and professional trade associations in 1985. JLH Consulting, LLC has grown from a firm devoted to legislative monitoring and lobbying, to now include crisis intervention, public issue campaigns, and association management.
First appointed to the Board of the Department of Human Resources, the largest department in state government, by Governor Joe Frank Harris in 1990, Lasa was appointed to a second term by Governor Zell Miller in 1995. She served as Chair of the Board 1997-1999 – the first woman elected to serve in that position.
Lasa is known as one of the most effective medical specialty lobbyists, and recognized as one of the most knowledgeable about education funding formulas, curriculum issues, and state and local education policy.
She presented Win One for Your Team: Using Political Capital Wisely for the American Psychiatric Association Governmental Relations and Public Affairs Joint Institute. In 2009 she lectured on association strategic planning at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Joint Meeting.
Lasa is the recipient of the 2008 Dancing Elephant Award from the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association for excellence in administrative leadership. In November 2008, she was recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology as the Outstanding Executive Director for Political Action. Lasa was presented with the 2009 Morton B. Dugan Distinguished Service Award by the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care.
A graduate of Mercer University, Lasa was named an Outstanding Young Leader of Atlanta and is an alumna of Leadership DeKalb. She is a member of the Junior League, serves on the Advisory Board of the George West Mental Health Foundation, and serves on the Fulton Life Enrichment Foundation board.