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Barbara Manard, LeadingAge's vice president of long-term care health strategies, was recently elected to The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).
She is one of 72 distinguished new members, bringing the total active membership to over 1,000. Election to membership in the National Academy of Social Insurance is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a social insurance professional.
Academy membership recognizes those who have made distinguished and continuing achievements in the field.
Academy members are recognized experts in Social Security and retirement security, Medicare and health coverage, workers’ compensation, private employee benefits, unemployment insurance, and related social assistance programs. Individuals selected for membership have distinguished themselves by improving the quality of research, administration, or policymaking in one or more of these areas.
“Members are at the heart of NASI,” said NASI President Larry Atkins. “We expect our new members will be engaged – many of them prominently and from a variety of perspectives – on fundamental issues of the role of social insurance programs and their demographic and financial challenges in the next decade. We look forward to recognizing, using, and sustaining their expertise and enthusiasm. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them.”
New members are nominated by current Academy members in recognition of their significant and ongoing professional contributions to the field of social insurance.
NASI members volunteer their time in study panels, advisory committees, and conferences. Members make significant contributions to NASI’s research, education, communication, and leadership development initiatives.