Thank You to Our Supporters!

On behalf of the Board, staff, and volunteers at the Medicare Rights Center, I would like to thank all the supporters who made our 2017 Annual Awards Dinner a success!

It is through your support that we will be able to advance our mission of working to ensure access to affordable  health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, education programs, and public policy initiatives.  We will also be able to expand the reach of our educational initiatives , including our online learning tool Medicare Interactive, which reaches millions of people with Medicare and their families.

We were truly privileged to honor the Healthcare Education Project and its visionary leader – Kirk  Adams, Executive Director, and George Gresham and Kenneth E. Raske, Co-Chairs – for their effective advocacy and unswerving leadership in health care over many years, especially this past year.  And we are grateful to give special recognition to one of our volunteers, Nancy Richardson, for her years of dedicated service to thousands of our clients.

We could not accomplish any of our work without you!  Thank you, friends of Medicare Rights, for your generosity that helps make our work possible.


Joe Baker


Oliver T. Fein, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
David Muller, MD, FACP | Jeremy Boal, MD
Laurent Adler, MD | Linda V. DeCherrie, MD

The Actors Fund

Special Recognition:

Beth Abbott
Medicare Rights Center Volunteer

Mandarin-Oriental80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street

Monday, October 22, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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Independent Care System Staff - ICS

Rick Surpin
Independence Care System
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Dr. Robert J. Master
President & CEO Emeritus
Commonwealth Care Alliance
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Special Recognition:

Edith Cresmer

Honorary Chairs:

Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand


Bruce C. Vladeck
Kenneth E. Raske
Lee H. Perlman
Jeffrey Krauss
Rob Restuccia
Orla Beggs
Kathy H. Chin
Susan D. DeVore
Edith Everett
Gerry Goodrich
Janella T. Hinds
Alan B. Lubin
Lawrence Madison
Carol Raphael

Board of Directors:

Bruce C. Vladeck, Chair
Kathy H. Chin, Vice Chair
Alan B. Lubin, Treasurer
Marilyn Moon, Secretary
Orla Beggs, Assistant Secretary

Jonathan D. Blum
Curtis L. Cole, MD
Susan D. DeVore
Edith Everett
Gerry Goodrich
Janella T. Hinds
Peter Hutchings
Jeffrey R. Krinsk
Lawrence Madison
Susan E. Phillips
Carol Raphael
Donna Regenstreif
Herman Rosen, MD

Joe Baker, President