As an organization with thousands of active volunteers nationwide, the Institute for Patients’ Rights relies on a team of dedicated leaders that brings years of expertise in public policy legislation and advocacy.

Matt Vallière

President / Executive Director

Matt is a respected leader in the fight for dignity and compassion amongst IPR’s many allies across the political and worldview spectra. He has spent years building bridges and developing relationships that have helped to forge a movement. Matt engages in public discourse as a thought leader in opposition to this dangerous and discriminatory public policy. He has been published in media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Hill, Real Clear Politics, and Newsweek, among others.

Barbara Lyons

Special Projects Coordinator

Following an impressive 40-year career working in public policy and advocacy for human dignity and healthcare equality, Barbara served as Coalitions Director for PRAF for 7 years. Barbara now works as Special Projects Coordinator focusing on research and legal issues and physician co-ordination.