Major Contributors

AARP Board of Directors

Eric J. Schneidewind, President

Joan R. Ruff, Chair

Libby Sartain, Vice Chair

Jewell D. Hoover, Secretary/Treasurer

Alicia Georges*, President-elect

Robert Blancato*

Annette Franqui

Neal Lane

Joseph F. Coughlin

Martha M. Hayes*

Janet E. Porter

Gretchen M.Dahlen

Lloyd Johnson

David M. Walker*

Beth Ellard

Timothy M. Kelly

Edward A. Watson


* Members of the National Policy Council


National Policy Council (NPC) Members

Alicia Georges, Chair


NPC Consumer and Livable Communities Committee

Lynn Ellen Young, Chair

Leo Asen

Robert Blancato

James Coutts

Tedson J. Meyers

Janine Migden-Ostrander

Rita Saenz

Rafael I. Torres


NPC Economic, Employment and Low-Income Issues Committee

John C. Ruoff, Chair

Diane Bell-McKoy

Michael Eduardo Cortés

Mary F. Dillard

William Kosturko

Thomas Joel Miller

Alice J. Palmer

David M. Walker


NPC Health and Long-term Services and Supports Committee

Sally Hart, Chair

Carlos Brandenburg

Mark Mustian

Rosemary Chapin

Barbara J. Sabol

Martha M. Hayes

Lucy Savitz


AARP Management and Staff

Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer


Policy, Research, and International Affairs

Debra B. Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer

Sherita Alexander, Senior Executive Secretary

Britta Berge, Director, Strategy & Integrated Operations

Julia Elrod, Project Analyst

Meredith Hunter, Senior Advisor, Engagement & Integration

David Green, Business Operations Manager


Office of Policy Development & Integration

Dorothy Siemon, Senior Vice President

Christina Smith FitzPatrick, Director, Economic, Employment and Low-Income Issues

Susanna Montezemolo, Director, Consumer and Livable Communities Issues

Rachel Goldberg, Director, Health and Long-term Services and Supports Issues

Ian Hartman-O’connell, Sr. Policy Liaison

Logan Ruppel, Policy Research Analyst

Yvonne P. Tobias, Sr. Policy Integration Manager


Public Policy Institute (PPI)

Susan C. Reinhard, Senior Vice President


PPI LTSS and Livable Communities Team

Jean Accius, Vice President

Rodney Harrell, Director, Livability Thought Leadership

Rita Choula, Senior Advisor

Lynn Friss-Feinberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Brendan Flinn, Policy Research Senior Analyst

Wendy Fox-Grage, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Bradley Gudzinas, Senior Methods Advisor

Shannon Guzman, Policy Research Senior Analyst

Ari Houser, Senior Methods Advisor

Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Kathleen Ujvari, Policy Research Analyst


PPI Financial Security Team

Gary Koenig, Vice President, Economics

Lori Trawinski, Director, Banking and Finance

Jilenne Gunther, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Catherine Harvey, Policy Research Senior Analyst

David John,  Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

William Shiflett, Policy Research Senior Analyst

Maxim Shvedov, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Cherri Thompson, Administrative Associate

Neal G. Walters, Policy Research Senior Analyst


PPI Health Security Team

Lina Walker, Vice President

Leigh C. Purvis, Director, Health Services Research

Beth Carter, Health Services Research Sr. Advisor

Olivia Dean, Policy Analyst

Lynda Flowers, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Kate Gillespie, Health Services Research Advisor

Harriet Komisar, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Keith D. Lind, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Robert Neill, Administrative Specialist

Claire Noel-Miller, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Jane Sung, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor


PPI Strategic Initiatives Team

Julia Alexis, Vice President

Carlos Figueiredo, Senior Methods Advisor

Jordan Green, Project Manager

Carl Levesque, Senior Writer/Editor

Vivian Nguyen, Project Coordinator

Kim Sedmak, Policy Outreach Director


The AARP Office of Policy Development & Integration recognizes the significant input from AARP’s Government Affairs and States & Community Engagement groups, and other AARP staff, volunteers and members for their support of the production of the 2017–2018 AARP Policy Book.