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Biography: Allan Roth is the founder of Wealth Logic, an hourly-based financial planning firm in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has taught investing and finance at universities and written for Money Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and others. His contributions arenâ€™t meant to convey specific investment advice.
Biography: En sus mÃ¡s de 20 aÃ±os de experiencia, esta periodista guatemalteca ha entrevistado a las principales personalidades del mundo del entretenimiento para publicaciones como Vanidades, Harperâ€™s Bazaar y People en EspaÃ±ol. Ha trabajado tambiÃ©n como productora para Univision y NBC Telemundo. En el 2000, fundÃ³ la AsociaciÃ³n Latina de Periodistas de Entretenimiento de EE.UU. (ALPE). Actualmente escribe sobre entretenimiento, estilo de vida y viajes para Vogue, MSN.com, Avianca la Revista y El Nuevo Herald.
Biography: Soy artista plástico y gráfico. Mi gran escuela en esto de la cocina fue un pequeño restaurante italiano en el Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico. Allá comencé en mis años de estudiante universitario...
Me encantaría compartir mis anecdotas, ideas, recetas y que no hacer en la cocina…. ha, y a ser eficiente. ¡Sígueme!
Biography: Edna Kane-Williams has over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in nonprofit and for profit organizations. Her career has had a particular focus on the needs of older adults and multicultural communities. She serves as vice president, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, at AARP, focusing primarily on outreach to the African American/Black community.
Biography: Ernesto Lechner escribe sobre mÃºsica, cine y cultura latinoamericana. Su trabajo ha sido publicado en Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Chicago Tribune, Vibe, Interview, Billboard y muchas otras publicaciones. Es autor del libro "Rock En EspaÃ±ol: The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion" (Chicago Review Press, 2006) y contribuyÃ³ a "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide" (Fireside, 2004). Conduce el programa radial "The Latin Alternative," que se emite a travÃ©s de los Estados Unidos por la cadena NPR.
Biography: The nonprofit site, which launched in 2009, features the latest discoveries important to older Americans by scientists at top research universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Futurity is supported solely by its university partners.
Biography: Greg Phillips is Media Relations Manager - Health. Before joining AARP, he was the director of media relations & communications at The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has 20-plus years of health care and medical communications experience.
Biography: Bill Hogan has been covering Washington for longer than he can remember. He is the author of three books, most recently, "Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?â€”How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs" (with Dr. Armon B. Neel, Jr.).
Biography: All the news that matters to Illinoisans over 50. Gerardo Cardenas, Jennifer Baier and Heather Heppner write about health, financial security and well-being of Illinoisans.
Biography: Josie Castrodad es una periodista puertorriqueÃ±a, radicada en la RepÃºblica Dominicana. Fue la escritora principal en Nueva York de People en EspaÃ±ol y escribiÃ³ artÃculos sobre famosas estrellas del entretenimiento. Sus Ã¡reas de especialidad incluyen salud, belleza, cultura e interÃ©s humano.
Biography: Jane writes about volunteering and community engagement for AARP. She is a principal of the marketing and communications business Bushway Collins Strategies and a retired colonel, United States Air Force. She loves family, food, friends and fitness in any order.
Biography: Mary has traveled to hundreds of cities in the U.S. and abroad and is sharing her experiences as she drives coast to coast. Mary is also a marketing consultant with over 25 years of experience with a focus on developing integrated digital plans for brands, such as AARP, AOL and Carfax.
Biography: Monique Oâ€™Grady is on the AARP Media Relations team and has been a Washington correspondent for several TV stations. Monique calls Arlington, Va., home, but has lived and reported in New Orleans and Lafayette, Ind.
Biography: Sally Abrahms is a long-time contributor to AARP with both a personal and professional interest in caregiving. For the last 12 years, she cared for her father, then her mother and now her mother-in-law. She covers aging and boomers and has written for TIME, Newsweek, the New York Times, USA Today and the Huffington Post.
Biography: Globetrotter Samantha Brown has visited 49 countries and 30 of the United states so far, and she aims to share the joy of seeing the world. She's an expert on the "must do's" of a destination, but her true passion is to focus on the people, their culture and the privilege of spending time in their everyday lives.
Biography: Addison Barry Rand is chief executive officer of AARP, the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to social change and helping people 50-plus to improve the quality of their lives. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Avis Group Holdings, CEO of Equitant Ltd. and executive vice president of Worldwide Operations at Xerox Corporation.
Biography: Al Martinez, Pultizer Prize-winning journalist, author and recently
annointed "Bard of L.A.," brings humor, wisdom and a sometimes quirky perspective on life to the AARP blog. The former Los Angeles Times columnist riffs about aging, current events, who he is, who we are and everything else.
Biography: As an expert in aging and families, specializing in family caregiving and multigenerational issues, Amy Goyer is a consultant, speaker, writer and AARP Home & Family Expert. She is the primary caregiver for her father in Arizona. Follow her on Twitter @amygoyer and Pinterest! Connect on Facebook www.facebook.com/amygoyer1 or LinkedIn; she's agoyer here in the AARP Online Community.
Biography: Alison Shelton, a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute Economics Team, has written and spoken on Social Security and retirement security for over a decade. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers on the Social Security program and proposals for reform.
Biography: Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" because she wanted to be the best she could be after 50. She's an AARP blogger, columnist and host of "The Best of Everything" video series on the AARP YouTube channel. She's a frequent guest on the Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and other national television.
Biography: I'm Senior Vice President of AARP's Research Center, and am focused on fostering understanding of the interests and concerns of people age 50+ and their families. Before coming to AARP, I served as the Vice President of Global Market Research & Guest Satisfaction for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Biography: Betsy Agnvall is a features editor for health at AARP Media. She's fascinated by research that helps us understand how to live our lives to the fullest â€“ keeping mind and body strong and sharp. She previously worked as a freelance writer for The Washington Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Safety and Health magazine and other publications.
Biography: Barbranda Lumpkins Walls is a features editor for AARP Media who spotlights everyday people doing exceptional things. These folks might not make national news, but they deserve a shout-out. She loves pop culture — especially food, fashion, television and R&B music. Family, friends and spirituality play important roles in her life. And traffic.
Biography: Christopher Baker is a senior strategic policy adviser for the AARP Public Policy Institute. He works on issues that affect the availability, affordability and use of essential telecommunications and home energy services.
Biography: David Certner is the Legislative Counsel and Legislative Policy Director for Government Affairs at AARP, serving as counsel for the Associationâ€™s legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts at the federal and state level, as well as for litigation opportunities before the courts. Follow on Twitter @DavidCertner.
Biography: David C. John is a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute focusing on pension and retirement savings issues. John also serves as the deputy director of the Retirement Security Project at the Brookings Institution.
Biography: Donald L. Redfoot, Ph.D., has been a strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute for 18 years, conducting and supervising policy research on: financing options for long-term services and supports; trends in disability, institutional care, and family caregiving; and international comparisons of long-term care systems.
Biography: Debra Whitman is an authority on aging issues with extensive experience in policymaking, research and the political process. As AARPâ€™s executive vice president for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, she leads policy development in retirement security, health care, consumer protections and other issues.
Biography: Elizabeth Rowe Costle is director of the Consumer and State Affairs Team for the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her staff conducts research and policy analysis in financial services, energy, telecommunications and legal and personal rights. She is also a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureauâ€™s Consumer Advisory Board.
Biography: Enid Kassner directs the Livable Communities/Long-Term Services and Supports team at the AARP Public Policy Institute. The research and policy development focuses on expanding consumer access and choice to affordable long-term services and supports options, with an emphasis on improving home- and community-based services, supporting family caregivers and making communities more livable.
Biography: Elaine Ryan is the vice president of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration (SASI) in AARP's Government Affairs group. She leads a team of dedicated legislative staff who work with AARP state offices to advance advocacy with Governors and state legislators, helping people 50+ attain and maintain their long-term financial security and health.
Follow Elaine on Twitter: @RoamTheDomes.
Biography: Gary Koenig directs the economic security team of the AARP Public Policy Institute. His own work focuses on Social Security, private pension reform, retirement savings and income adequacy in retirement. Follow him on Twitter @gary_koenig
Biography: Gilberto Companioni is a multiple Emmy award winning journalist with twenty five years of experience in television, radio, print, and digital media covering major sports events as the World Cup in France '98; four World Series; the NBA Finals, World Title boxing; and has interviewed many top athletes in the span of a 25 year carrier.
Biography: What makes a community a great place for people of all ages? Find innovative ideas from the elected officials, planners, designers, advocates and local leaders who are making homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and states more livable and age-friendly. Visit our website at AARP.org/livable. Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter at AARP.org/livable-newsletter.
Biography: Jana Lynott is a senior strategic policy adviser with the AARP Public Policy Institute, where she manages the AARP transportation research agenda. As a land use and transportation planner, she brings practical expertise to the research field.
Biography: Jeff Yeager is an AARP savings expert. He spent 24 years managing nonprofit groups before becoming a freelance writer, public speaker and media personality. He wrote "Don't Throw That Away!" "The Cheapskate Next Door" and "The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches." His website is www.UltimateCheapskate.com; connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.
Biography: Josh Rosenblum works in Media Relations for AARP. He has served on Capitol Hill as press secretary to U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) and as communications director to two former members of Congress from Texas and Ohio. He also worked on political campaigns throughout the country and for a nonprofit focused on Social Security policy.
Biography: Desde niÃ±a me ha fascinado el poder de la palabra escrita. Me ha entretenido, hecho llorar, cantar y bailar al oÃr el sonido encantador de palabras suaves y fuertes jugar al formar oraciones. La vida me ha bendecido con una familia unida y con el apoyo de muchos que siguen haciendo posible que yo sea periodista. Ahora, como editora ejecutiva de AARP en espaÃ±ol, espero que disfruten de este blog y que no solo encuentren perspectivas interesantes sobre una variedad de temas, sino que tambiÃ©n compartan las suyas.
Biography: Kim Keister leads the News & Politics team of AARP Media and is the editor / manager of the AARP Blog. He's been a journalist for decades, including eight years at AARP Bulletin and AARP.org. Follow him on Twitter @kimkeister
Biography: Keith Lind is a senior policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute, where he covers issues related to Medicare and chronic care. He has a JD and BSN from the University of Michigan and an MS in health policy and management from Harvard.
Biography: Laura Hahn writes about intergenerational friendship on her blog, Arthur & Bernie. Arthur is her friend. Bernie was her grandfather, Pop Pop. Lauraâ€™s work has appeared in People, Good Housekeeping and more. Follow her on Twitter @arthurandbernie
Biography: Leigh Purvis is a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her work focuses on a variety of prescription drug and mental health-related issues, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug pricing, biologic drugs and Medicare Part D. She also co-authors the Public Policy Institute's Rx Price Watch reports.
Biography: Lisa T. McElroy is a law professor at the Drexel University School of Law. She regularly comments on legal issues on CBS Radio and several NPR affiliates, as well as in newspapers, journals, and blogs like the New York Times, the National Law Journal and the Huffington Post.
Biography: Lois Joy Johnson is an award-winning beauty and style editor known for her down to earth accessible reporting and advice for women 50 +. She was a founding editor of MORE magazine and its beauty and fashion director from 1997 to 2008. She wrote "The Makeup Wakeup" and "The Wardrobe Wakeup."
Biography: Lori Trawinski is a senior strategic policy advisor on the Consumer and State Affairs Team in the AARP Public Policy Institute. She is responsible for research and analyses of policy issues relating to mortgage lending, reverse mortgages, housing finance reform, foreclosures, financial services, consumer debt and banking.
Biography: Lorrie Lynch is Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor for AARP Media. She is a veteran celeb writer who has been covering entertainers for longer than she cares to admit. Among her favorite interviews were those she conducted (separately) with George Clooney, John Travolta, Harrison Ford and Oprah Winfrey. Follow her on Twitter @lorrlelynch.
Biography: Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW, is a senior strategic policy advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute. She has conducted policy analysis and applied research on family caregiving and long-term services and supports for more than 30 years.
Biography: Myrna Blyth is the editorial director of AARP Media. She is the former editor-in-chief and publishing director of Ladies' Home Journal, founding editor and publishing director of More magazine, and director of Magazine Development for the Meredith Corporation.
Biography: AAARP The Magazineâ€™s West Coast editor, Meg Grant has worked in magazine journalism for 25+ years for TIME, PEOPLE, Readerâ€™s Digest and AARP The Magazine. Celebrities and notable figures she has interviewed include Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, Natalie Cole, Sharon Stone, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Carter and Betty Ford.
Biography: Steve Mencher writes about culture, politics, the news and other subjects for AARP. He's also a jazz musician with the Willis Gidney Quintet. He has worked for Carnegie Hall, NPR and the Library of Congress as an audio, video and multimedia producer.
Biography: Mikki D. Waid, Ph.D. is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor on the Economic Security Team in the AARP Public Policy Institute. She is responsible for research and analyses of policy issues relating to Social Security and retirement security. Dr. Waid is also an expert on the differences in wealth and economic security by race.
Biography: Suzie Mitchell is a mom and boomer who writes about technology for her generation. She loves discovering apps and websites that make life easier. She hopes young app and website developers hear boomers and produce apps they can actually use. Follow her at @SUZIEMITCHELL on Twitter or www.clearwritingsolutions.com.
Biography: Megan Multack is a policy research senior analyst with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her work focuses on a variety of health disparities, insurance market reform, delivery system reform, public health, prevention and Medicare issues.
Biography: Malena es nutricionista, dietista y educadora certificada de la diabetes. Le encanta cocinar comidas latinas y enseÃ±ar que comer saludable no tiene que ser complicado. Es una de las autoras del libro de cocina "Maya's Secrets" cookbook publicado por la Sociedad Americana contra el CÃ¡ncer y es profesora de nutriciÃ³n en Metropolitan State University of Denver. Vive en Denver, Colorado con su familia. En su tiempo libre escribe para AARP en EspaÃ±ol.
Biography: Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president of AARP's State and National Group, leads government relations, advocacy and public education for AARP's social change agenda. LeaMond also has responsibility for AARP's state operation, which includes offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Biography: Neal Walters conducts policy research and analysis on issues that affect the financial security of older persons. He has written a variety of reports on matters relating to financial information privacy, identity theft, affordable home utilities, prepaid cards, credit reporting and the subprime mortgage market.
Biography: As AARP's sex and relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz aims to improve the lives of the age-50-plus audience by enhancing their relationships and offering counsel on everything from sex and health issues to communication and dating.
Biography: Rita Choula is a Project Administrator with the AARP Public Policy Institute's Office of Strategic Initiatives. Ms. Choula manages a caregiver initiative, funded by major foundations, that seeks to provide nurses and social workers with tools to better support family caregivers across settings. She focuses on the areas of assessing the needs of diverse family caregivers and the development and implementation of caregiver assessment, support and services at federal, state and local levels.
Biography: Rodney Harrell, PhD, is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute and is responsible for AARPâ€™s housing research agenda. His expertise includes housing affordability and accessibility, transit-oriented development, community redevelopment and sustainable community initiatives.
Biography: Robert Hodder works with Experience Corps in Washington, D.C., to help K-3rd graders with their reading skills. Previous volunteer experiences include assisting the homeless and the hungry. He oversees Executive Communications for AARP.
Biography: Sara E. Rix, Ph.D., is a senior strategic policy adviser with the economics team of the AARP Public Policy Institute. She has written and spoken extensively about older workers, an aging society and aging issues for more than 30 years.
Biography: Sondra Forsyth, co-editor-in-chief of ThirdAge.com, is a National Magazine Award winner and the author or co-author of 11 books. She was executive editor at Ladiesâ€™ Home Journal, features editor at Cosmopolitan and articles editor at Brideâ€™s. She is the founder and artistic director of Ballet Ambassadors, an arts-in-education company in New York City.
Biography: Susan Reinhard, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, is a senior vice president at AARP, directing its Public Policy Institute, the focal point for AARPâ€™s public policy research and analysis. She also serves as the chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a resource center to ensure the nation has the nurses it needs.
Biography: Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor and recognized authority on women, families, media and changing gender roles. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine and the first woman editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. Her most recent published work is an e-book "You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-fifty Posse is Good for Your Health." Follow her on SuzanneBraunLevine.com.
Biography: Tammy Lytle has covered the White House, Congress, politics and breaking news in the nationâ€™s capital for 23 years. She is the former Washington bureau chief of the Orlando Sentinel and her work has appeared in newspapers magazines and websites.
Biography: Trish Vradenburg is a playwright, author, television writer and Alzheimerâ€™s disease advocate. She and her husband, George, founded UsAgainstAlzheimerâ€™s, with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimerâ€™s by the year 2020.
Biography: Soy escritora, periodista, editora, traductora y ahora, Â¡bloguera! TambiÃ©n lidero el equipo editorial de AARP en espaÃ±ol. No soy nada ni nadie sin mi familia, mis amigos, mis colegas, mis libros, mi mÃºsica cubana â€”Â¡mi comida cubana! En este blog comparto mi perspectiva de la vida como la llevamos aquÃ â€”en Estados Unidosâ€” tantos inmigrantes latinos. Y quiero saber cÃ³mo les va a ustedes. CuÃ©ntenme. Los espero.
Biography: David Whitehead is the senior vice president and chief development officer for AARP and AARP Foundation. He leads all fundraising efforts, including efforts to support charitable, advocacy and social impact programs. Follow him on Twitter @Whitehead_Dave.
Biography: Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, is co-director of the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She oversees the translation of CCNA nursing policy research into public policy recommendations and works with the AARP Government Affairs division for progressive policy changes.