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For over four decades, Paul Nathanson has been a groundbreaking leader in the field of aging advocacy. A past president of the American Society on Aging and a founder of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, he has observed numerous changes in the needs of seniors, particularly low-income seniors, and has focused his recent work on the unique impact federal policies have on low-income seniors, particularly women of color. Paul was the founding Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) from 1972-1980, and returned to lead NSCLC in 2008. In between, he was the director of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Institute of Public Law, and a member of the UNM law school faculty; he is now an emeritus professor. Paul has also served as National Secretary of the Gray Panthers and is a past Chair of the Board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM); he is currently on the NCPSSM Board. Paul has been chair of the New Mexico Association of Geriatric Education (NMAGE) and on the Board of the New Mexico Legal Aid Society and KNME, New Mexico’s public television station. Since 1972, Paul has received and administered several million dollars in grants and awards primarily in the field of legal services for the elderly. Paul has also been involved in the field of social marketing and has won numerous awards for his work on video production as a means of organizing, including regional Emmys. Paul is a graduate of Duke University (JD) and the University of Chicago (MCompLaw).
Kevin Prindiville started as a Staff Attorney at NSCLC’s Oakland office in 2006. He works primarily on Medicare Part D and other issues impacting dual eligibles and is currently leading NSCLC’s project to employ strategic litigation and administrative advocacy to preserve low income older adults’ access to health care. He was part of the co-counsel team on the Part D class action lawsuit Situ v. Leavitt as well as the recent Social Security/SSI benefits case Martinez v. Astrue. Prior to joining NSCLC, Kevin worked as a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project in Philadelphia where he represented low-income individuals having trouble obtaining health care. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of California, San Diego. He is admitted to the California Bar.
Scott L. Parkin is based in the Washington, DC office and provides communications counsel, oversight of the Web site and electronic communications as well as media and public relations support to the entire organization. Prior to joining NSCLC, he was Vice President of Communications for the National Council on Aging for seven years where his team garnered multiple awards in policy-related campaigns as well as in both electronic and print communications. For 12 years before that, he served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. A former journalist, he has also written extensively for long-term care publications and authored the very first “Consumers Guide to Long Term Care Insurance.” A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he did graduate work in public relations at American University.
Tom Smith, Finance and Administration Director
Nancy Arevalo, Program & Communications Associate
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Georgia Burke co-directs NSCLC’s Oakland Office where she focuses her advocacy on issues affecting people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. With Kevin Prindiville, she recently co-authored a series of four issue briefs setting out a consumer agenda for changes in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for dual eligibles. She is part of NSCLC’s leadership team spearheading stakeholder engagement at the national and state level around the Medicare Medicaid Coordination Office’s launch of demonstration projects in over 30 states. Her administrative and legislative advocacy have also brought significant changes in Medicare Part D protections for low income consumers as well as in access to health care programs for people with limited proficiency in English. Georgia is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Association of California. She joined NSCLC in 2005 after almost 20 years in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Oakland, California, devoted to administrative and legislative advocacy. Georgia is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and received her undergraduate degree from Manhattanville College.
Eric Carlson has broad experience in many forms of long-term services and supports (LTSS), including home and community-based services, nursing facility care, and assisted living facilities. He led NSCLC’s extensive research (funded through The Commonwealth Fund) on Medicaid-funded assisted living and currently is leading a project to assist consumer advocacy on Medicaid managed LTSS in Florida and New Jersey. He counsels attorneys from across the country and co-counsels litigation on consumers’ behalf. Mr. Carlson serves as President of the national Assisted Living Consumer Alliance and is author of the legal treatise Long-Term Care Advocacy (Matthew Bender and Co.).
Amber Cutler joined NSCLC’s Health Care team in February 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, CA. Amber formerly worked for Legal Aid of Western Missouri as Director of the Medical Legal Partnership at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to taking that position, she worked as a staff attorney for Legal Aid focusing primarily on representing clients with Social Security appeals. She also previously worked as a legal intern for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri assisting with Medicaid appeals and as a social worker in a long-term care facility. Amber is admitted to the California, Missouri, and Illinois bars and is a 2006 graduate of Washington University School of Law. She received her BA from Earlham College.
Gordon joined NSCLC’s Health Care team in May 2012 and is based in Washington, DC. She was formerly senior public policy associate at Limited to Lindberg, LLC where she worked on aging issues on behalf of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and acted as co-chair of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations’s Community Services Committee. Ms. Gordon was previously a law clerk with Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC in Lutherville, MD. While there, she edited and revised Elder Law in Maryland and Maryland Medicaid. She also served as a health law intern for the U.S. Senate Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and a judicial intern for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Gordon is a member of the Maryland bar and is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. Ms. Gordon received her BA from the University of California Los Angeles.
Ms. Lang joined NSCLC’s Income Team in December 2012 as a staff attorney in the Washington, DC office and will be working on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income-related issues. She was formerly staff attorney at the Legal Aid Bureau in Riverdale, MD where she was an advocate for low-income older adults and persons with disabilities. In her previous positions, Ms. Lang worked as an attorney at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and Bread for the City Legal Clinic in Washington, DC as well as at Doherty, Cella, Keane and Associates, LLP. She has also served as a staff attorney for Legal Services of Northern California. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and also has a master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gerald McIntyre has more than 30 years of experience in legal services advocacy. He has worked as a staff attorney at Bronx Legal Services; as Executive Director of Southern Tier Legal Services in Bath, NY; and as a lecturer and staff attorney at Cornell Law School. He joined the staff of NSCLC in 1993, and has since provided support and co-counseling to countless legal services and other elder law attorneys on Social Security and SSI issues. Prior to his law career, Jerry was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. Jerry graduated from Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton, and received his law degree from Yale Law School.
Anna Rich works in NSCLC’s Oakland office. As the director of NSCLC’s Medicaid defense activities, Anna represents low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities in federal court to preserve access to social safety net benefits. She also provides training and technical assistance to advocates for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and recently co-authored “Improving Language Access to Keep California’s Older Adults at Home: An Examination of the IHSS Program,” a study of the experiences of limited English proficient Californians who use In-Home Supportive Services, the state’s personal care services program. Prior to joining NSCLC, she clerked for the United States District Court for Northern California and worked as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Anna graduated from Swarthmore College in 1997 and from Yale Law School in 2003. She is admitted to the California Bar.