Isabel Dunst, a prominent attorney and distinguished leader of the Reform Movement, was inducted into the HUC-JIR Board of Governors meeting at its Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles on February 9, 2015.
Dunst is a long-time leader of the Union for Reform Judaism, where she is currently a member of the Executive Committee. She has held many positions within the URJ and is currently the Vice Chair of its Investment Committee and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Commission on Social Action of the Reform Judaism. She has been a leader of her temple, including as a Past President of Temple Sinai of Washington, DC. Her commitment to HUC-JIR has been demonstrated through her long-term financial support for the Washington Associates Scholarship for students at the New York campus of HUC-JIR.
Isabel Dunst’s practice at the global law firm Hogan Lovells focused on a broad array of health care issues, with an emphasis on coverage, reimbursement, and payment issues often involving new technologies. She counseled extensively on issues relating to state and federal regulation of health care providers, including both regulatory counseling and representation in investigations resulting from the highly regulated nature of the health care industry, such as federal and state fraud and abuse rules.
Before joining Hogan Lovells in 1990, Isabel completed her career at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) where she had held a number of positions and upon leaving public service was the Deputy General Counsel of the Department, the senior career legal position and coordinated legal advice to all components of HHS.
In addition to her position on the Board of Governors, she currently serves as a Director of numerous BNY Mellon Fund Boards. She is the Founder of Shards of Light which supports innovative, sustainable and replicable programs that activate communities and individuals in the work of tikkun olam, repairing the world.