Schreier will start her new position Nov. 9. She replaces Jennifer Corrigan, who left CDHS on Oct. 13 to join the Colorado Children’s Campaign.
Schreier since Nov. 2013 has served as a fiscal analyst for the Colorado Legislative Council, a non-partisan group that works on behalf of the Colorado General Assembly.
Schreier produced original analysis and fiscal notes on more than 150 bills during the 2014-15 legislative sessions. She regularly served as a subject-matter expert on health and human services issues to state legislators, and provided testimony in public committee hearings on an as-needed basis.
“Lauren brings a broad range and depth of legislative knowledge to this important position,” Bicha said. “We are thrilled to welcome her on board.”
The legislative liaison for CDHS is responsible for managing the department’s legislative unit and coordinating with executive leadership on the development of its legislative agenda. The position develops and recommends strategies by assuring alignment with the initiatives of the Governor’s Office and approval from the executive team.
Analysis of proposed legislation by other state departments, agencies and stakeholder groups and the identification of the potential impact to CDHS programs is another key responsibility.
Schreier previously worked as a senior associate with The Government Performance Group, lobbying and providing technical assistance to state legislators and departments on behalf of The Pew Charitable Trusts on public pension reform. She conceptualized, designed and
managed all aspects of an original, nationally representative survey of 2,000 public-sector workers.
Her educational background includes a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, where she majored in Psychology. She also holds a Health Policy certification from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.