Lynn Feinberg is senior strategic policy adviser at the AARP Public Policy Institute, providing research, policy analysis and technical assistance to support AARP's public policy agenda.
She is responsible for issues related to family caregiving and long-term care. Feinberg came to AARP from the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she served as the first director of the Campaign for Better Care, an initiative to improve care in the United States for vulnerable older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their families.
Previously, Feinberg had been the deputy director of the National Center on Caregiving at the San Francisco-based Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), where she was a leader in family-centered care for older adults, with special expertise in developing and replicating family caregiver support programs, and translating research to promote policy change. During more than 20 years at FCA, she directed the National Consensus Project for Caregiver Assessment, and led the first 50-state study on publicly funded caregiving programs in the nation, which was funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging from 2002-2004.
In 2007-2008, Feinberg was selected as the John Heinz Senate Fellow in Aging, serving in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D). In 2006, she received the American Society on Aging's Leadership Award. She has published and lectured widely on family care issues, and has served on numerous advisory boards and committees to address aging, caregiving and long-term care issues.
Currently, Feinberg is chair-elect of the American Society on Aging, a commissioner of the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging, a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and an elected member of the National Academy for Social Insurance. Feinberg holds a master's degree in social welfare and gerontology from the University of California-Berkeley.
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