Ronnie Pawelko

Ronnie Pawelko is Senior Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy program at Alliance for Justice and is based in AFJ’s Washington, DC office. Through trainings and technical assistance, she supports nonprofit organizations in pursuing legal and effective advocacy to create systems change.

Ronnie received her J.D. from Albany Law School and her B.A. from Russell Sage College. Before joining AFJ, Ronnie was General Counsel at Family Planning Advocates of New York State where she focused on reproductive health care policy and worked with New York’s Planned Parenthood affiliates to ensure their advocacy and political activities were conducted in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. She also served as Treasurer for the Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York PAC and the Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York Political Committee. Previously, Ronnie served as Health and Human Services Team Counsel for the New York State Senate and as staff attorney for the MergerWatch Project.