Rich Seckel has worked at Kentucky Equal Justice Center since 1979. He often has served as an advocate on poverty law issues before state agencies and the Kentucky General Assembly. Today, he coordinates legal services task forces in consumer, family, housing and public benefits law. Mr. Seckel is co-chair of the Board of Kentucky Voices for Health and a board member of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He holds a BA from Oberlin College (1974) and an MSW from West Virginia University (1979). Before graduate school, he volunteered as a boycott organizer for the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.