Executive Director, Christ Medicus Foundation
Louis Brown serves as the Executive Director of the Christ Medicus Foundation, a Catholic health care nonprofit whose mission is to share the healing love of Jesus Christ in health care. Louis received a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. After law school, he worked as a private practice attorney for a firm where he practiced labor law and commercial litigation. He later served as associate director of social concerns for a state Catholic conference where his work included advocating for life-affirming health care policy, co-leading a coalition in favor of housing non-discrimination legislation, and advocating for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. Brown went on to become a congressional staffer on Capitol Hill where he served as a U.S. Congressman’s legislative counsel and his liaison to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. Brown joined the Christ Medicus Foundation (CMF) in 2014. In 2017, Brown began serving at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) where he helped defend the civil rights of patients and human service recipients across the country. Brown returned to CMF in 2019. CMF achieves its mission through promoting medical conscience and religious freedom in health care, offering the Catholic health care ministry of CMF CURO for individuals and families, and providing strategic guidance to Catholic health care entities, with a special emphasis on care for the materially impoverished and vulnerable. He is blessed to serve on the board of directors of two Catholic health care entities, on the board of directors of the University of Dallas, and on the advisory board of the Religious Liberty Initiative at Notre Dame Law School. In 2021, he began serving as a lecturer at Catholic University Columbus School of Law.