Marion Platt has served on the board of The Center for Medicare Advocacy since its inception in 1986. Ms. Platt has been an advocate for special education services for over thirty-five years serving preschoolers through adults in Connecticut and Illinois as a teacher, administrator, professional development coordinator and consultant.  Areas of expertise include special education … Read more

Elizabeth Duckrow began her professional career as a first grade teacher in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and ended it 38 years later as a school counselor in New Haven, Connecticut. During these years, Mrs. Duckrow worked with a variety of different and diverse school populations: In Falls Church, Virginia as a Crisis Intervention Counselor, in … Read more

Ben F. Belton is the Global Partner Engagement Director at AARP. Mr. Belton previously served as the Chiplin Senior Fellow at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Prior to joining the Center, he served in the administration of President Barack Obama as a Senior Advisor to the Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). In … Read more

Rebecca C. Morgan is the Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law, the Director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law and the Director of Stetson’s on-line LL.M. in Elder Law.  She is a successor co-author of Matthew Bender’s Tax, Estate, and Financial Planning for the Elderly and … Read more

Judith Feder is a professor of public policy and, from 1999 to 2008, served as dean of what is now the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. A nationally-recognized leader in health policy, Ms. Feder has made her mark on the nation’s health insurance system, through both scholarship and public service. A widely published … Read more

Sue Greeno joined the Center for Medicare Advocacy in 2015 with over 20 years of social justice and advocacy work under her belt. As a Medicare Advocate, Ms. Greeno works to improve health care access for all people who rely on Medicare, through personal advocacy and the delivery of CMA’s educational and outreach programs. Prior to joining The … Read more

CLIFFORD ROTH joined the Center for Medicare Advocacy as a staff attorney in June 2019. Mr. Roth came to the Center with prior experience as a Medicare regulatory advisor for two county organized health systems (COHS) in California, each offering Medicare Advantage plans for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. More recently, Mr. Roth was Director … Read more

Kata M. Kertesz, joined the Center for Medicare Advocacy in 2014 as a Policy Attorney. Her legal work focuses on the rights of those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Savings Programs, and other matters regarding access to health care for lower-income people. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. … Read more

Paul Grabowski is an Attorney in the Center’s Connecticut office.  He co-manages the cases of the Center’s largest client, and represents beneficiaries throughout the Medicare appeals system to obtain coverage for services that have been unfairly denied. He has extensive experience training Connecticut SHIP counselors in all aspects of Medicare law. Mr. Grabowski produces educational … Read more

Kathleen Holt joined The Center for Medicare Advocacy in 2014 as Associate Director.  Ms. Holt began her career with CIGNA Insurance Company, developing insurance claim process improvement strategies. After obtaining her M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from the University of Connecticut, Ms. Holt helped protect patient rights and expand patient services as a hospital administrator – … Read more