Major Contributors

AARP Board of Directors

Annette Franqui, Board Chair

Beth Ellard, First Vice Chair

Lloyd Johnson, Second Vice Chair

Robert Blancato

Margot James Copeland

Joseph F. Coughlin

Jeffrey D. Dunn

Jo Ann Jenkins

Alan Murray

Rosanna A. Marquez

Julio A. Portalatin

Marie Quintero-Johnson

Libby Sartain

David Windley


AARP Management and Staff

Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer


Policy, Research, and International Affairs

Debra B. Whitman, Chief Public Policy Officer

Sherita Alexander, Executive Assistant

Britta Berge, Vice President, Integration

Meredith Hunter, Director, Communications Integration

David Green, Business Operations Manager

William Lewis, Jr., Senior Project Analyst

Holly Schulz, Senior Advisor, Content

Kimberly Sedmak, Policy Outreach Director

Scott Tanaka, Program Manager


Office of Policy Development & Integration

Dorothy Siemon, Senior Vice President

Claudia Bonilla, Policy and Research Manager

Amanda Fredriksen, Policy Integration Director, Health and Long Term Services and Supports Issues

Wondell Harris, Executive Secretary

Ian Hartman-O’Connell, Director, Policy Integration

Susanna Montezemolo, Policy Integration Director, Consumer and Livable Communities Issues

Rohini Khillan, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Yvonne P. Tobias, Policy Integration Manager


Public Policy Institute (PPI)

Susan C. Reinhard, Senior Vice President

Sarah Burrell, Executive Secretary


PPI Family, Home and Community Team

Rodney Harrell, VP, Family, Home and Community

Rita Choula, Senior Director, Caregiving

Carrie Amero, Director, Long Term Services and Supports

Suleyman Bahceci, Senior Methods Advisor

Selena Caldera, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Brendan Flinn, Senior Policy Advisor

Shannon Guzman, Director, Housing and Livable Communities

Edem Hado, Senior Policy Advisor

Ari Houser, Senior Methods Advisor

Paul Lingamfelter, Senior Policy Analyst

Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor


PPI Financial Security Team

Gary Koenig, Vice President, Financial Security

Joel Eskovitz, Director, Social Security and Savings

Jilenne Gunther, Director, Bank Safe

Lori Trawinski, Director, Finance and Employment

David John, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Karen Shakira Kali, Policy Advisor

James L. Palmieri, Senior Policy Advisor

Rachel Pettus, Advisor

Manita Rao, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Jennifer M. Schramm, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Maxim Shvedov, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Cherri Thompson, Administrative Associate


PPI Health Security Team

Lina Walker, Vice President, Health Security

Leigh C. Purvis, Senior Director, Health Services Research

Sari Siegel, Director, Health Programs

Beth Carter, Senior Policy Advisor

Olivia Dean, Senior Analyst

Lynda Flowers, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Harriet Komisar, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Keith D. Lind, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

James McSpadden, Senior Policy Advisor

Claire Noel-Miller, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Tobey Oliver, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Trevor Snelling, Administrative Specialist

Jane Sung, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor


Center to Champion Nursing in America

Mary Boyle, Director, Communications

Jennifer Peed, Director, Office of Center Integration

Winifred Quinn, Director, Advocacy & Consumer Affairs

Jazmine Cooper,  Project Advisor

Ana Hervada, Project Manager

Patrice Little, Senior Policy Advisor

Aidan McCallion, Senior Digital Communications Analyst

Nicole Rozko, Advisor

Anne Singer, Writer and Editor


PPI Strategic Initiatives Team

Julia Alexis, Vice President

Carlos Figueiredo, Senior Methods Advisor

Barbara Goodwin, Business Operations Analyst

Carl Levesque, Editorial Services Senior Advisor


The AARP Office of Policy Development & Integration recognizes the significant input from AARP’s Government Affairs and States & Community Engagement groups, AARP's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and numerous other AARP staff, volunteers and members for their support of the production of the 2023-2024 AARP Policy Book.