Meet the Team
Previously, he was the deputy secretary for health and human services in New York State under Governor David A. Paterson, where he was instrumental in developing Medicaid reforms and a proposal to extend health coverage to younger New Yorkers. Mr. Baker served as assistant deputy secretary for health and human services under Governor Eliot Spitzer, after having directed the Health Care Bureau under Spitzer when he was attorney general of New York. Mr. Baker was executive vice president of Medicare Rights from 1994 to 2001, and prior to that was associate director of legal services for Gay Men’s Health Crisis. 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.
Lindsey brings extensive federal health and aging policy experience to her role. Prior to joining the Medicare Rights Center, she led national advocacy campaigns, advanced policy goals, and provided strategic guidance as the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for Lutheran Services in America—one of the nation’s largest networks of health and human services providers—and as the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for NASUAD, the Washington, DC voice for the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities.
Lindsey holds a B.A. in English and Political Science from Hollins University and a J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. She is admitted to the Virginia bar.
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.