Press Kit

As U.S. public policy continues to undermine the dignity of the human person and religious freedom within health care, the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance (CHCLA) is launching a new Public Policy and Advocacy Institute aimed at protecting the rights of all those involved in the delivery of health care.  The main driver in the fight to protect religious liberty within the medical field, the Public Policy & Advocacy Institute will accomplish its mission through (1) building coalitions in support of life-affirming health care policy founded in the truth and beauty of the human person, (2) advocating for life-affirming health care policy and medical conscience protections, and (3) educating and promoting the revitalization of Catholic health care centered in the healing love of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Meet The Spokespersons

Dr. Steven White, M.D

Dr. Steven White is the president of Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance (CHCLA) and the Catholic Medical Association’s (CMA) representative to the Subcommittee on Health Care Issues at the USCCB.  

A specialist in pulmonary medicine, Dr. White received his medical degree from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Afterwards he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University and a Pulmonary Fellowship at Georgetown University. Currently, he is the Director of Respiratory Care at Halifax Medical Center in Florida.

A long-time interest in healthcare reform from a Catholic perspective inspired Dr. White to join the CMA in 1995. At a local level, Dr. White has served as the founding President of the Physicians Guild of the Diocese of Orlando. At the national level, Dr. White is past President of the CMA and past Chair of the CMA Health Care Policy Committee.  He and his wife call NE Florida home and are the proud parents of two children and four grandchildren.

Louis Brown, J.D., K.M.

Louis Brown is the vice president of Public Policy for the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance and director of the newly-formed Public Policy and Advocacy Institute. He is also the executive director of the Christ Medicus Foundation.
Louis received an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He worked as a private practice attorney for a private law firm, where he practiced labor law and commercial litigation.
Louis Brown has been working to defend and protect the sanctity of life, human dignity, and civil rights in health care and to expand Christ-centered health care access for all people for most of his professional career.

Louis Brown, J.D., K.M.

Louis Brown is the vice president of Public Policy for the Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance and director of the newly-formed Public Policy and Advocacy Institute. He is also the executive director of the Christ Medicus Foundation.
Louis received an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He worked as a private practice attorney for a private law firm, where he practiced labor law and commercial litigation.
Louis Brown has been working to defend and protect the sanctity of life, human dignity, and civil rights in health care and to expand Christ-centered health care access for all people for most of his professional career. He resides in the Washington D.C. area with his xxxxxx

Joshua McCaig, J.D., M.S.

Joshua is a director and co-founder of Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance (CHCLA) and the founder and inaugural president of the Catholic Bar Association.  He is a practicing attorney who specializes in health care law and regularly works with religious and non-profit organizations.  He made news headlines in October 2017 speaking at the U.S. Senate against the anti-Catholic questioning of law professor Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing to the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Joshua is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville (B.A.), Ithaca College (M.S.), and is a member of the inaugural class of Ave Maria School of Law (J.D.).  He was the inaugural recipient of the Ave Maria School of Law Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award and received the Alumni Citizenship Award from Franciscan University of Steubenville. 

He speaks internationally on health care, conscience rights, freedom of religion, and evangelization and mission work directed to professionals.  He resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and their four children.

Suggested Interview Questions

  1. Before we talk about the new institute that you are launching, share with our audience some background on the umbrella organization Catholic Health Care Leadership Alliance (CHCLA).
  2. What is unique about the Public Policy & Advocacy Institute, and what purpose does it serve?
  3. Can you offer an overview of some of the legal briefs already filed by the Public Policy & Advocacy Institute?
  4. CHCLA is commemorating the launch of the Public Policy & Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C. in early November ahead of its annual Symposium for the Advancement of Catholic Health Care.  Are these events open to the public, and what can attendees expect?
  5. Where can people go to learn more about CHCLA and its ongoing initiatives?

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