PAR Hires New Policy Research Analysts
Two new research analysts have joined the staff of the Public Affairs Research Council. Ann W. Heath was hired as a research analyst and staff attorney. Her research will focus on education policy. Scott Ellzey’s research will focus on government ethics, transparency and administration.
Prior to joining PAR, Heath worked in private practice as an attorney and business development consultant. She has over ten years experience in association management, business affairs, governmental relations, and the implementation of public policy. Additionally Heath has worked as an instructor with the University of Phoenix, School of Business and Management, the Louisiana State University Paralegal Program, and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development Eradicating Poverty Program.
Heath obtained a Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of South Carolina in 1993, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in 2005.
Ellzey earned his Master of Arts degree in political science from Louisiana State University in 2000. His research primarily dealt with education policy specifically related to student achievement. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and history from LSU in 1987.
Prior to joining PAR, Ellzey worked for FEMA and the Louisiana Road Home housing assistance program. He previously served as an employment analyst for the Louisiana Department of Labor and an administrator with the Louisiana Department of Elections. He has also taught middle and high school at St. Isidore Middle School and Gables Academy. Ellzey is a native of the Baton Rouge area.