Meet the Staff

 

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Elizabeth Ganz, Chief of Staff and General Counsel - Liz has spent her legal career advocating to improve health care for Massachusetts residents. Most recently, she worked as a staff attorney at Health Law Advocates providing free legal representation to low-income clients experiencing challenges accessing health care services. Liz served as a Research Analyst for the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care immediately after graduating from law school; returned to the State House in 2019 to join Senator Cyr’s office as Legislative Director; and became the Senator's Chief of Staff in 2021. She has also worked at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and as a certified SHINE counselor helping clients understand their health insurance options under Medicare and Medicaid. Liz holds a J.D. with a Health Law Concentration from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in International Studies from Dickinson College.

Liz (pronouns she/her/hers) can be reached at 617-722-1570 or [email protected] 

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Jeffrey Soares, District Director - Jeff is an Osterville native and current resident. He graduated from Sturgis Charter School and then went on to attend the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, where he completed both his undergraduate and his Masters’ Degree in Economics. After graduating, he relocated to Melbourne, Australia, where he worked with various governmental and non-profit organizations as an economic researcher and policy analyst in renewable energy and the environmental sector.

Jeff (pronouns he/him/his) can be reached at 508-237-7001 or [email protected] 

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Ashley Benson, Legislative Aide and Scheduler Ashley is a Harwich native and alumnus of Monomoy Regional High School. After completing her undergraduate degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh in the spring of 2020, she joined Senator Ed Markey’s re-election campaign as a field organizer for the Cape & Islands. For the general election, Ashley became an organizer with Massachusetts Democratic Party and worked closely with various candidates running for State Representative and County Commissioner in the region. She was also an organizer with President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign and serves as Youth Outreach Chair for the Cape & Islands Democratic Council.  

Ashley (pronouns she/her/hers) can be reached at [email protected]  

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