Maureen Barden will develop and implement model policies and practices to help realize the Affordable Care Act’s potential for vastly improving the physical and behavior health of the thousands of Pennsylvanians coming home from prison and jail each year.
Most recently, Barden was the Prisoner Reentry Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she handled district-wide reentry efforts, including one of the first federal reentry courts for people leaving prison with serious violent criminal histories. Previous to that work, Barden was a federal prosecutor for almost two decades and served as chief of government and health care fraud and senior trial counsel. During the Clinton Administration she coordinated her office’s strategies for addressing violent crime. She attended St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD), and is a graduate of Columbia University and New York University School of Law.