Scott Perkins is the Development Director at the Center for Medicare Advocacy and is responsible for strengthening, diversifying and managing the Center's fundraising and communications programs.  Mr. Perkins has an MA in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University.  While Naropa provided a rigorous course of academic study, Mr. Perkins was more deeply impacted by the experiences … 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

David A. Lipschutz, an attorney licensed in California and Connecticut, joined the Center for Medicare Advocacy in June 2010, working in the Connecticut office.  He moved to the Washington, DC office in July 2011.  Prior to joining the Center, from 2005 to 2010, Mr. Lipschutz worked as a staff attorney at California Health Advocates (CHA), … Read more

Toby S. Edelman has been representing older people in long-term care facilities since 1977.  As a Senior Policy Attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy since January 2000, Ms. Edelman provides training, research, policy analysis, consultation, and litigation support relating to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.  Under two grants from the Commonwealth Fund, she … Read more

Alfred J. Chiplin, Jr., Esq. is a Senior Policy Attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. in its Washington, DC office. His practice is devoted primarily to health care matters, with a concentration on Medicare and managed care coverage and appeal issues. He is also a specialist in legal assistance development and services under the … Read more