About Patricia Nece, JD
Patricia Nece, JD, is the counsel for regulations and legislation in the US Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Black Lung and Longshore Legal Services.
Ms. Nece advocates for the eradication of weight-based bias, as well as for sound obesity treatments and insurance coverage for those treatments. She encourages change by sharing her personal experiences with life-long severe obesity, and is a Novo Nordisk obesity patient ambassador.
Ms. Nece has participated in several projects sponsored by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance based at the Milliken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. She is also a National Board member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and Chair of the OAC Weight Bias Task Force, member of the Lancet Commission on Obesity and the recipient of the Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy.
The Your Weight Matters convention (August 10-13), the largest national meeting dedicated to providing evidence-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity, saw more than 600 patients and advocates for obesity care come together in New Orleans.