Our Team

Jasmine Dale, MAcc

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Jasmine Dale, MAcc is an accounting professional with nearly 10 years experience in accounting and financial consulting. She was formerly a Senior Corporate Accountant, then Finance Consultant, with Sentara Healthcare, the largest integrated health system in the United States. During her time at Sentara, she served as the lead resource of financial data and analysis for multiple ambulatory business lines. Prior to working for Sentara, Ms. Dale was an auditor at a regional accounting firm and at Deloitte, one of the largest professional accounting organizations in the world. Ms. Dale received her B.A in Accounting at Seattle University and her Master of Accountancy from the University of Denver.

Chan Kemper, Esq.

Senior Legislative Attorney

Chan Kemper, Esq. is a former legislative analyst for the Kentucky General Assembly where she worked with legislators, stakeholders, and  staff to draft legislation to address a wide variety of issues including substance use disorders and the opioid crisis. Prior to her work with the Kentucky legislature, Ms. Kemper clerked for the presiding judge of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. Ms. Kemper received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and her B.A. from Fisk University. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Sarah Kelsey, Esq.

CEO

Sarah Kelsey, Esq. is the former CEO of the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, a resource for governors, legislators, attorneys general, prosecutors, drug and alcohol professionals, health professionals, community leaders, the recovering community and others who strive for comprehensive and effective state drug and alcohol laws, policies, regulations, and programs. During her tenure with NAMSDL, first as a research and legislative attorney and then as CEO, Ms. Kelsey specialized in the retrieval, review, analysis, and comparison of each of the states’ drug and alcohol laws. As the CEO of LAPPA, much of her recent work has focused on controlled substances including prescribing practices, prescription monitoring programs, pain clinic laws/regulations, and other related topics. Prior to joining NAMSDL, Ms. Kelsey served as Government Relations Director of the TIPS program, an organization that provides training for the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol.Ms. Kelsey received her B.A. in Government Affairs from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Stephanie Noblit, Esq., MLS (ASCP)CM

Legislative Attorney

Stephanie Noblit, Esq., MLS (ASCP)CM received her J.D. from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in 2019.  She concentrated in health law and graduated cum laude.  While in law school, she worked pro bono for the Medical Legal Community Partnership where she assisted patients at Philadelphia’s public health centers with applying for medical assistance, SNAP, and other public benefits.  In addition to her Esq., Stephanie is also a certified medical laboratory scientist.  She received her B.S. in medical laboratory science from the University of the Sciences and worked in the clinical toxicology laboratory at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania prior to starting law school.  In this position, Stephanie performed drugs of abuse testing and therapeutic drug monitoring. She is a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Susan P. Weinstein, Esq.

President

Susan P. Weinstein, Esq. has almost 25 years of experience with drug and drug-related topics. Most recently she was a court consultant for the National Center of State Courts where she oversaw the civil and criminal justice work group of the National Judicial Opioid task Force. Previously, she owned her own consulting firm where she assisted various organizations on issues including legal and legislative affairs and other matters regarding criminal law and substance abuse. She was also the Director of State and Federal Affairs for the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, the Chief Counsel for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and worked in the criminal prosecution division of the National District Attorneys Association. In addition, she was employed in the criminal appeals division of the Office of the Attorney General in Baltimore, Maryland. She has authored numerous publications and presented at various conferences on the intersection of criminal law and substance abuse. Ms. Weinstein received her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University’s College of Law and her Bachelor of Business Administration from George Washington University. She is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.

Jonathan S. Woodruff, Esq.

Senior Legislative Attorney

Jonathan S. Woodruff, Esq. has numerous years of experience researching and analyzing state and federal criminal justice and health care issues involving, among other things, novel psychoactive substances/controlled substance analogues, naloxone access, the warm-hand off of overdose survivors to treatment, drugged driving, ethical substance use disorder treatment practices, and the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. He is a former Senior Legislative Attorney at the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, where he drafted model state legislation and created many subject matter analyses published to the NAMSDL website. Prior to joining NAMSDL, Mr. Woodruff was a private practice attorney in Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as an insurance company actuary in Illinois. Mr. Woodruff received a B.A. in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review. He is an associate member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bar Associations.