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National Academy of Social Insurance Nominates 51 Experts to Membership

For Immediate Release: January 27, 2016

Contact: Jill Braunstein at (202) 452-8097

WASHINGTON, DC— The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) announced the nomination of 51 distinguished social insurance experts to Academy membership today. (See below for a complete list of nominated individuals and their affiliations.)


Prospective members are nominated by current Academy members in recognition of their significant and ongoing professional contributions to the field of social insurance. 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.  Members make significant contributions to the Academy’s research, education, and leadership development initiatives by volunteering their time on study panels, committees, at conferences, and in participation in other Academy projects.


For more information about membership in NASI and a full list of members, visit the “About NASI” section of this website.


Individuals nominated to membership and their affiliations at the time of nomination:


Gerard Anderson, Johns Hopkins University


Richard Baron, American Board of International Medicine


Kristen Beronio, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation


Harry Conaway, Employee Benefits Research Institute


Jon Dubin, Rutgers School of Law - Newark


Ian Duncan, University of California - Santa Barbara


Kathryn Edwards, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Edward Ferrigno, Plan Council Sponsor of America


Cristina Firvida, AARP


Abbe Gluck, Yale Law School


Ezra Golberstein, University of Minnesota


Sarah Gollust, University of Minnesota


Kate Goodrich, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality


Joshua Gotbaum, The Brookings Institution


Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute


Claire Green, Social Security Advisory Board


Michael Gusmano, The Hastings Center


Elizabeth Hall, Anthem, Inc.


Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Harvard Univeristy


Gavin Kennedy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation  


David Kingsley, Kansas University Medical Center


Michael Kreps, Groom Law Group


Kathryn Lang, Justice in Aging


Thomas Lee, Press Ganey


Debra Lipson, Mathematica Policy Research


Anne Lowrey, The New York Times


Janet Lyles, Davis, Murrell & Lyles PA


Daniel MacLauchlan, UnitedHealthcare


Tonya Manning, Buck Consultants


Judith Mares, U.S. Department of Labor


Teresa Mosqueda, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO


Rebecca Owen, Society of Actuaries


Amie Peters, Blue Water Legal PLLC


Elizabeth Poisson, Poisson, Poisson, and Bower, PLLC


Caroline Popplin, Guttman, Buschner and Brooks, PLLC


Bernard Rosof, Quality in Health Care Advisory Group


Matthew Rutledge, Boston College, Center for Retirement Research


Lew Sandy, UnitedHealth Group


Lisa  Schilling, Society of Actuaries


Casey Schwarz, Medicare Rights Center


Joseph Silvestri, U.S. Government Accountability Office


Joel Solomon, National Education Association


Paula Stannard, Alston & Bird LLP


Aviva Sufian, U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living


Jane Sung, AARP, Public Policy Institute


Marilyn Tavenner, America's Health Insurance Plans


Jim Toole, FTI Consulting


Keith Wailoo, Princeton University


Elisa Walker, Social Security Administration


Julian Zelizer, Princeton University


Sarah Zimmerman, Services Employees International Union

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.