Professor Emily Parento tapped for governor-elect's transition team

Emily Whelan ParentoUniversity of Louisville Law Professor Emily Whelan Parento has been named to Kentucky Governor-elect Andy Beshear's transition team.

Parento is co-chair of the team focusing on the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Before entering academia, Parento served as executive director of the Office of Health Policy for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, advising the administration of Gov. Steven Beshear during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Transition team members will meet with cabinet employees ahead of Beshear's transition into office to gather information on goals, success and challenges, reports the Courier Journal.

Parento teaches health law, torts and administrative law at Louisville Law.