Delora R. Sanchez
Delora R. Sanchez joined Cornerstone in October 2015. Delora most recently held the position of Director of Policy and Advocacy for State Affairs at Johns Hopkins. In this role she represented Johns Hopkins before the Maryland General Assembly, Governor’s office, and state administrative agencies. Her policy areas of expertise are healthcare, tort reform, biomedical research, pharmaceuticals, education, and workplace regulation. She has extensive background in state legislative and regulatory issues. Prior to her work at Johns Hopkins, Sanchez worked within the Baltimore City Circuit Court, the Department of Justice health care frauds division, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Sanchez holds a Juris Doctor degree with a certificate in Health Law from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Healthcare Management from Towson University. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Sanchez is a member of several service organizations and serves on various boards and commissions. Sanchez is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, serves as the Vice Chair of the board for Hope Forward, which provides support transitioning and former foster youth, and is on the board of directors for Thread which engages underperforming high school students facing significant barriers outside of the classroom. Sanchez has been recognized by the Daily Record as a Leading Woman in 2013 and was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow for 2014, the flagship leadership development program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Previously, she was a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice, the Charles Village Community Benefits District, and was appointed by the President of Johns Hopkins University to serve on the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council. She was also appointed by Governor O’Malley to the Maryland Commission for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities.