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A Panel Of Speakers, AARP Public Policy Institute, Long Term Services Experts


PPI experts cover a wide range of issues from Social Security and Medicare to health reform, livable communities, consumer protection, long-term care, caregiving, financial security and more.

Susan Reinhard, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, Sr. Vice President for Public Policy, AARP

Areas of Expertise: Family caregiving, adult foster care/day care, care coordination, chronic care, health care delivery system reform, nursing, nursing education, quality of care, health care workforce issues, acute and long-term care integration, LTC case management and consumer direction, Medicaid, Medicare home health, home and community-based services, nursing home and LTC workforce issues

Jean Accius, PhD, Vice President, LTSS/Livable Communities

Areas of Expertise: Health, long-term care policy, and translating research into policy and practice

Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Family caregiving, long-term care, dementia care, home care quality, consumer direction, workforce and care coordination

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Wendy Fox-Grage, MS, MPA, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Areas of Expertise: State long-term services and supports, home- and community-based services, and Medicaid managed long-term services and supports

Ari Houser, MA, Senior Methods Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Research methods and statistics, demographics, disability, family caregiving, and use of formal long-term services and supports

Kathleen Ujvari, MBA, MHSM, Policy Research Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Long-term services and supports

Rita B. Choula, MA, Senior Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Family caregiving

Brendan Flinn, MPH, Policy Research Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Medicaid long-term services and supports, home and community-based services, and family caregiving

Rodney Harrell, PhD, Director, Livable Communities

Areas of Expertise: Livable communities, housing, residential patterns and community development 

Shannon Guzman, MA, MCP, Policy Research Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Livable communities; smart growth policy; community planning; and land use, housing and transportation policy

Jana Lynott, AICP, MA, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor  

Areas of Expertise: Livable communities, transportation and land use

Brad Gudzinas, PMP, Senior Methods Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Livable communities, urban planning, transportation, policy research, data science and data-driven decision making

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Susan's Blog

Senior Vice President Susan Reinhard blogs about recent reports and topics such as caregiving and nursing.