La Follette School alumnus Mitchell Running (MPA ’17, MPH ’18) returned to his alma mater in July as the School’s legislative liaison. Running will lead the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and the School’s other legislative outreach efforts.
Before returning to his alma mater, Running worked for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in the FoodShare and Medicaid Managed Care sections, where he was the lead policy analyst and/or project manager on various state priorities related to Medicaid.
In 2018, the Wisconsin Hospital Association selected Running as the La Follette School’s Stephen F. Brenton Health Policy Scholar. Faculty at UW–Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) also nominated him for the Delta Omega Honorary Society of Public Health in 2019.
Running earned a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from UW–La Crosse in 2008 and worked as a professional archaeologist on government compliance projects before beginning his graduate studies at the La Follette School and SMPH.
Heidi Normandin (MA ’98), who led the Family Impact Seminars and other legislative efforts from January 2015 through June 2021, relocated to Colorado earlier this year.