Get in contact with Linda J. Sheppard, J.D.
Linda Sheppard, J.D., Senior Analyst and Strategy Team Leader, joined the Kansas Health Institute in 2014, overseeing KHI’s work related to health reform. She leads policy and research projects on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Kansas, as well as other state and federal health reform initiatives.
Linda joined KHI after serving most recently as special counsel and Director of Health Care Policy and Analysis at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID). Her other roles at KID included project manager for the department’s implementation of the insurance provisions of the ACA and assistant general counsel. Prior to rejoining the Kansas Insurance Department in 2008, Linda was Deputy Attorney General for the Consumer Protection/Antitrust Division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. She also worked in private practice, specializing in employment discrimination, labor and construction law. Her employment experience prior to attending law school includes corporate management, human resources, employee benefits and risk management.
Linda received her bachelor's degree in business administration and her juris doctorate from the University of Kansas. She is admitted to practice law in both Kansas and Missouri.