Lisel Loy directs the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, which seeks to reduce obesity and chronic disease, and their associated health care costs, through constructive engagement with public and private stakeholders across multiple sectors.
Loy, an attorney with over 20 years of experience in policy and politics, helped establish BPC's first project, the National Commission on Energy Policy, and served as the commission’s deputy director from 2002-2006. Prior to that, she served in the Clinton administration, where she was assistant to the president and staff secretary, responsible for overseeing the flow of information to and from the Oval Office. From 1997-1999, she was special counsel to the deputy secretary at the Department of the Interior, where she worked on Indian treaty rights, water and endangered species issues.
Prior to her government service, Loy was a staff attorney in the clinical program at the Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, she represented individuals, nonprofit groups and the Mattaponi Indian tribe in a range of environmental and civil rights claims. She began her career working on nutrition education, community gardens, and land use issues in New York City. She currently serves on the board of American Rivers, a national, nonprofit river conservation group. She is admitted to the bar in Washington, D.C. and New York. She received her BA from Yale University and her JD from Stanford Law School.