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Leslie Fried
Director, Center for Benefits Access

Lura Barber
Senior Program Manager
Contact regarding: SNAP, pension rights, online benefits application systems

Brandy Bauer
Communications Manager
Contact regarding: publications, website, promising practices, media

Maggie Flowers
Senior Program Manager
Contact regarding: BECs, Savvy Saving Seniors, Economic Security Initiative

Jamescha Johnson
Senior Program Manager
Contact regarding: BECs, HECM counseling

Erin Kee
Program Specialist
Contact regarding: Senior SNAP Initiative

Conor McGovern
Senior Program Associate - Research
Contact regarding: MIPPA, data reporting and analysis

Barbara Shaheed
Senior Coordinator
Contact regarding: logistical and administrative support, including webinar registration

Melissa Simpson
Benefits Specialist
Contact regarding: MIPPA technical assistance, Medicare and policy questions 



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