January 18, 2022

National Academy of Social Insurance chooses forty-eight new

Washington, Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance has approved the election of 48 leading experts to the Academy, bringing the total active membership to more than 1,200. (A full list of newly elected individuals to the Academy is below.)

“We are pleased to welcome our newest members and support their contributions to social insurance and related policies,” said William Arnone, the Academy’s Chief Executive Officer. “New and existing members, who span a wide range of perspectives and expertise, play a critical role in the Academy’s work to address critical issues in today’s challenging environment – from the impact of COVID-19 to racism in its many dimensions.”

The Academy provides solutions to the challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. This mission encompasses established social insurance programs — Social Security, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and unemployment insurance — as well as related policy areas, including Medicaid, long-term services and support, paid time off, other social assistance programs, and private employee benefits.

“We are delighted to welcome this new cohort of social insurance experts to the Academy’s membership. Together, they bring a comprehensive knowledge base on topics critical to social insurance and will help strengthen the Academy’s mission to strengthen social insurance and improve economic security in this country,” said Robert Espinoza, president of the Membership Committee and Vice Chair of Policy at PHI, a national organization focused on strengthening direct health personnel.

New Academy members are nominated by current members in recognition of their professional contributions, such as improving the quality of research, administration or policy making in the field of social insurance. Members make significant contributions to the Academy’s research, education, and leadership development initiatives by volunteering time on study panels, task forces, committees, and by speaking at conferences and other Academy programs. For more information about Academy membership and a full list of active members, please visit the Academy website: www.nasi.org.

Newly elected Academy members and their preferences at the time of nomination:

Staci Alexander, AARP

Algernon Austin, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Colleen Barry, Cornell University

Michelle Beebe, US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Karen Biddle Andres, The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program

Alexander Billioux, UnitedHealthcare

Chad Bolt, Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Bobbie Brinegar, Independent Advisor

Melanie Campbell, National Coalition for Black Citizen Participation

Marci Chodroff, Magellan Health

Joyanne Cobb, Social Security Administration

Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Karen Fein, Bridgewater State University

Sara Sternberg Greene, Duke Law School

Jeremie Greer, Liberation in a Generation

Angela Hanks, United States Department of Labor

Karen Helsing, National Academy of Sciences, Health and Medicine Division

Todd HoneycuttMathematica

Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mia Ives-Rublee, Center for American Progress

Renée Johnson, Public Private Strategies

Jennifer Kowalski, Anthem, Inc.

Andrew MacPherson, Heathsperien, LLC

Amy Matsui, National Center for Women’s Rights

John Mendeloff, University of Pittsburgh

Sarita Mohanty, SCAN . Foundation

Hannah Neprash, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Eloise Pasachoff, Georgetown Law Center

Siavash Radpour, the new school

Julia Raifman, Boston University School of Public Health

Conway Reinders, Social Security Advisory Council

Jesse Rothstein, Institute for Labor and Employment Research

Jennifer Ryan, Aurrera Health Group

Jessica Schieder, Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy

Julia Simon-Mishel, Legal Aid in Philadelphia

Eric Skidmore, Social Security Administration

Ken Sokol, Financial Spreadsheets LLC

Ruth Stein, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy

Michael Strain, American Enterprise Institute

Nichole Swafford, Social Security Administration

Emma Tatem, Social Security Advisory Council

Christopher Towner, Committee on a Responsible Federal Budget

Diego Valero Carreras, London School of Economics

Courtney Van Houtven, Duke University and Durham VA Health Care System

Dorian Warren, Community Change

Elaine Weiss, National Academy of Social Insurance

Fred Zimmerman, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

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