Brooke Howard-Foley, Gonzaga Law class of 2010, is a staff attorney for the Empire Health Foundation in Spokane. Her primary duties include improving the quality of and access to healthcare in Spokane and six surrounding counties.
As staff attorney at EHF, her day to day includes, but is not limited to, working on open Medicare/Medicaid Cost Reports, and ensuring ongoing compliance with the Attorney General’s opinions. After graduating from the University of Montana, Brooke spent time working with disadvantaged populations. It was here that she realized obtaining a law degree would be a great way to help people.
“I left that experience feeling frustrated and that I hadn’t been able to really offer any true support or assistance. Becoming an attorney seemed like a way to offer those in need some concrete support and assistance.”
The Gonzaga Loan Repayment Assistance Program, which was created in 2007, awards five outstanding alumni each year with loan repayment assistance. The 2012 recipients are all pursuing careers in public service and reflect Gonzaga’s humanistic, Jesuit, and Catholic mission.