Major Contributors

AARP Board of Directors

Joan R. Ruff, Chair

Libby Sartain, Vice Chair

Jewell D. Hoover, Second Vice Chair

Catherine Alicia Georges, National Volunteer President

Robert Blancato

Joseph F. Coughlin

Beth Ellard

Annette Franqui

Martha M. Hayes

Jo Ann Jenkins

Lloyd Johnson

Neal Lane


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, Vice President, PRI Integration

Julia Elrod, Project Analyst

Meredith Hunter, Senior Advisor, Engagement & Integration

David Green, Business Operations Manager

Holly Schulz, Senior Advisor, Content

Kimberly Sedmak, Policy Outreach Director


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, Senior Policy Liaison

Rohini Khillan, Senior Policy Advisor

Yvonne P. Tobias, Senior 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, Director, Caregiving Products

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

James L. Palmieri, Senior Policy Advisor

Maxim Shvedov, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Cherri Thompson, Administrative Associate


PPI Health Security Team

Lina Walker, Vice President

Leigh C. Purvis, Director, Health Services Research

Beth Carter, Senior Health Services Research Advisor

Olivia Dean, Senior Analyst

Lynda Flowers, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Kate Gillespie, Senior Health Services Research Advisor

Harriet Komisar, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Keith D. Lind, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Claire Noel-Miller, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Trevor Snelling, Administrative Specialist

Jane Sung, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor


Center to Champion Nursing in America

Winifred Quinn, Director, Advocacy & Consumer Affairs

Andrea Brassard, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Claudio Gualtieri, Project Advisor


PPI Strategic Initiatives Team

Julia Alexis, Vice President

Carlos Figueiredo, Senior Methods Advisor

Barbara Goodwin, Business Operations Analyst

Carl Levesque, Senior Writer/Editor

Allison D. Richardson, Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives


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 2019-2020 AARP Policy Book.