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PRESS RELEASE: National Academy of Social Insurance Nominates 59 Experts to Membership

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2017

Contact: Jill Braunstein at (202) 452-8097

WASHINGTON, DC— The National Academy of Social Insurance announced the nomination of 59 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 the Academy and a full list of members, visit the “Membership in NASI” section of the Academy’s website (www.nasi.org).


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 advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

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


Laith Alattar, Social Security Administration


Diane Archer, Just Care USA


David E. Balducchi, U.S. Department of Labor (retired)


Elizabeth Ben-Ishai, Center for Law and Social Policy


Melissa Boteach, Center for American Progress


Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work


Jennifer Brown, National Institute on Retirement Security


Stacy B. Cloyd, National Association of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives


Calvin J. Colbert, Gray & Christmas


Stephanie Connolly, Social Security Works


Dan Crippen, National Governor's Association


Yanira Cruz, National Hispanic Council on Aging


Elizabeth Cullen, The Jewish Federations of North America


Giselle Datz, Virginia Tech


Derek B. Dorn, TIAA-CREF


Michael C. Duff, University of Wyoming College of Law


Kathryn Edin, Johns Hopkins University


Jason Fichtner, George Mason University


Merrill A. Friedman, Anthem, Inc.


Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Center for American Progress


Erin M. Godtland, U.S. Government Accountability Office


Rachel Goldberg, B'nai B'rith International


David M. Goldfarb, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys


Theodore Goldman, American Academy of Actuaries


Michele Grgich, U.S. Government Accountability Office


Erik Hansen, Social Security Administration


Bradley Hardy, American University


Catherine Harvey, AARP


Jae Kennedy, Washington State University


Marianna LaCanfora, Social Security Administration


Adam LaRose, Social Security Administration


Sherry Leiwant, A Better Balance


Helen Levy, University of Michigan


Natalie Lu, Social Security Administration


Lauren M. Luchi, American Federation of Teachers


Aparna Mathur, American Enterprise Institute


Timothy McBride, Washington University


Claire C. McKenna, National Employment Law Project


Royce Min, Social Security Administration


David Moskowitz, Morgan & Morgan


Meg Murray, Association of Community Affiliated Plans


Anya Olsen, Social Security Administration


Suzanne Payne, Social Security Administration


Mark Pearson, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development


Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Union


Ida Rademacher, Aspen Institute


Samara Richardson, Social Security Administration


Christopher Ruhm, University of Virginia


John W. Ruser, Workers Compensation Research Institute


James W. Russell, Portland State University


Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families


Sven Sinclair, Social Security Administration


Melissa Spencer, Social Security Administration


Paul Starr, Princeton University


Vernon Steiner, State Compensation Insurance Fund


Alexander Strand, Social Security Administration


Rachel West, Center for American Progress


Susan Wilschke, Social Security Administration


Wesley Yin, UCLA Public Policy & School of Management

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.