Danna L. Kauffman, Esq. serves as the chief lobbyist and policy director for LifeSpan Network, a role that she has held for over a decade. Danna brings a wealth of experience and contacts in Maryland State government to LifeSpan. For nearly twenty years, Danna has worked in various levels of State government and in the private sector. Throughout Danna’s State government and private sector experience, she has established a reputation as a problem solver and consensus builder who can handle complicated issues in a trusted and professional manner.
Beginning in 1997, Danna served as Counsel to the then House Environmental Matters Committee, working on complex health care issues, and then spent three years as a senior legislative advisor to Governor Glendening, where she worked on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, environment, civil rights and homeland security. In 2013, she joined the law firm of Schwartz, Metz and Wise, P.A. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Danna worked in-house as the Senior Vice President of Public Policy for LifeSpan Network.
Raised in Howard County, Maryland, Danna holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Towson University, where she graduated cum laude. In 1996, she graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was an editor on the Maryland Law Review. Prior to entering State government service, Danna began her career as a litigation attorney at Smith, Somerville and Case, P.A.