Meet the Team
Joe Baker has served as President of the Medicare Rights Center since June 2009. Mr. Baker is a member of The National Quality Forum’s Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Workgroup and recently completed two terms as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Health Care Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education. He is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law, where he taught a class on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Baker graduated from the University of Virginia’s School of Law.
Ms. Beebe first served as the Communications Director at the Medicare Rights Center from 1999 to 2008, when the Medicare drug benefit was being developed and implemented. She has held communications positions at several nonprofit organizations and government agencies dedicated to aging, disability, health, and/or health access issues, including the Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s Center for Home Care Policy & Research; International Longevity Center; American Federation of Aging Research; and the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Public Welfare.
Prior to working in communications, Ms. Beebe was a geriatric social worker in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in mass communications from Emerson College and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from SUNY Buffalo.
Stacy Sanders was formerly Director of National Neighbors Silver at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Prior to joining NCRC, she was Director of the Elder Economic Security Initiative (Elder Initiative) at Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), where she worked with state- and community-based organizations across the country to promote the use of an economic security framework and tools in senior programs and policies. She has also served as a National Advisory Panel member on the Social Work Leadership Institute’s Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education.
Sanders has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan and is the recipient of a McGregor Geriatric Fellowship award. She is also a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and serves on the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Consumer Advisory Board and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Center for Benefits Access Advisory Board. Additionally, she is a past Executive Fellow of the Center for Progressive Leadership, and a co-chair of the Health Committee of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
Casey earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was elected to Order of the Coif. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Ethics from Brown University. She is admitted to the bars of New York and Maine.