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National Academy of Social Insurance Elects New Members


For Immediate Release: 
August 6, 2003
Contact:  Jill C. Braunstein at (202) 452-8097 or jillbraun@nasi.org

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) announced 67 distinguished new members today, bringing the total membership to over 700 (see attached for a list of new members).

“We welcome these new members to the Academy. They are talented individuals who have made important contributions to the nation's understanding of social insurance programs,” said Academy President Jerry Mashaw.

Academy members are recognized experts in Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and related social assistance and private employee benefits. Those selected for membership have distinguished themselves by improving the quality of research, administration, or policymaking in these areas. They represent a variety of disciplines including actuarial science, economics, history, journalism, law, medicine, political science, public administration, social work, and sociology. Members of the Academy volunteer their time to work on study panels, committees, conferences and other Academy projects.

Prospective members are nominated by current members and screened by an eleven-person membership committee, which then makes recommendations to the Academy's Board of Directors. The committee also proactively seeks individuals from under-represented fields and recommends them for membership.

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding and informed policymaking on social insurance and related programs through research, public education, training, and the open exchange of ideas. For more information on the National Academy of Social Insurance visit www.nasi.org or call (202) 452-8097.


NEW NASI MEMBERS, August 2003

Gerard F. Anderson, Professor, The John Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Michael A. Anzick, Director, Office of Disability and Income Security Programs, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD

Thomas A. Ault, Principal, Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., Washington, DC

Marjorie L. Baldwin, Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD

Joan Bradshaug Bernstein, President, Older Women's League (OWL), Brewster, MA

Christine Bishop, Professor and Director, Ph.D. Program, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Cybele Bjorklund, Democratic Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Bethesda, MD

Charles Blahous, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council, Washington, DC

Jonathan Blum, Professional Staff, U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance, Washington, DC

Tom Bradley, Health Cost Estimates Unit Chief, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

Richard J. Bringewatt, President and CEO, National Chronic Care Consortium, Washington, DC

Alan Cohen, Senior Budget Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Washington, DC

Craig Copeland, Senior Research Associate, Employee Benefit Reserch Institute, Washington, DC

Mary C. Daly, Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Madeleine d'Ambrosio, Executive Director, TIAA-CREF Institute, New York, NY

Laura Dummit, Director, Health Care Team, U.S. General Accounting Office, Washington, DC

June Eichner, Senior Research Associate, National Academy of Social Insurance, Bethesda, MD

James Randolph Farris, M.D., Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Dallas, TX

Linda Fishman, Director, Health Policy, U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance, Washington, DC

Patrice Flynn, Economist, Flynn Research, Harpers Ferry, WV

Liz Fowler, Chief Health and Entitlements Counsel, U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance, Washington, DC

Leslie B. Fried, Associate Director, American Bar Association, Washington, DC

Don Galvin, President, The Galvin Group, LLC, Tucson, AZ

Vicki Gottlich, Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., Washington, DC

Shelby Hallmark, Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC

Thomas Edward Hoyer Jr., Independent Consultant, Columbia, MD

Jake Jones, Senior Manager, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Washington, DC

Marjorie E. Kanof, M.D., Director, Clinical and Military Health Issues, U.S. General Accounting Office, Baltimore, MD

George A. Kaplan, Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Barbara B. Kennelly, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Washington, DC

John Kimpel, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Council, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Kathleen M. King, Director, Health Security Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance, Washington, DC

Eric J. Klieber, Associate Principal and Consulting Actuary, Buck Consultants, Cleveland, OH

Jeanne Lambrew, Associate Professor, George Washington Univerity, Washington, DC

Lisa Layman, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Washington, DC

Katharine R. Levit, Director, Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

James B. Lockhart III, Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC

Deborah J. Lucas, Consultant, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

Bruce MacDonald, Retired, Halifax, NS, Canada

Barbara Markiewicz, Research Coordinator, Florida Department of Financial Services, Tallahassee, FL

Pamela Mazerski, Associate Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD

Catherine McLaughlin, Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Karlin McNeill, Professional Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Washington, DC

Diana Murray, Director, Sara Lee Corporation, Chicago, IL

David Nexon, Democratic Staff Director, Office of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, Washington, DC

Ken Nibali, Retired, Social Security Administration, West Friendship, MD

Kelly Olson, Retired from Social Security Administration, Washington, DC

Van Doorn Ooms, Senior Fellow, Committee for Economic Development, Washington, DC

Jennifer O'Sullivan, Specialist in Social Legislation, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

Lisa Potetz, Director, Public Policy Research, March of Dimes, Washington, DC

Neil R. Powe M.D., Professor, The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Robert T. Reville, Director, Institute for Civil Justice, Santa Monica, CA

Maya M. Rockeymoore, Vice President for Research and Programs, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Washington, DC

Robert A. Rosenblatt, Senior Fellow, Journalist, National Academy of Social Insurance, Washington, DC

Kathy Ruffing, Analyst, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

Kalman Rupp, Senior Economist, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC

Kim Benworth Staking, Principal Financial Economist, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC

Marie Parker Strahan, Executive Director, Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC

Sue Swenson, Executive Director, The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC

Craig Thornton, Vice President, Director of Health Research, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Washington, DC

Tim Westmoreland, Visiting Professor of Law and Research Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Joseph White, Professor and Director, Center for Policy Studies, Case Western Reserve University, Shaker Heights, OH

Madeleine Will, Chair, President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC

Sophia Wright, Professional Staff, Committee on Ways & Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Washington, DC

Tony Young, Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs and Workforce Development, NISH, Vienna, VA

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