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

Sarah Lock, Senior Vice President

Dorothy Siemon, Vice President

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

Susanna Montezemolo, Director, Consumer and Livable Communities Issues

Brenda Sulick, Director, Health and Long-term Services and Supports Issues

Rachel Goldberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

  • Shawna Banks, Executive Secretary
  • Sharene Johnson, Policy Integration Manager
  • Lindsay Chura, Sr. Policy Advisor
  • Ian Hartman-O’connell, Sr. Policy Liaison
  • Nick Barracca, Policy Analyst
  • 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 Analys
  • 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.