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Lynn Friss Feinberg

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Meeting of February 15, 2012 - Unlawful Discrimination Against Pregnant Workers and Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

Lynn Feinberg is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute, providing research, policy analysis and technical assistance to support AARP's public policy agenda. She is responsible for issues related to family caregiving and long-term care.

Ms. Feinberg came to AARP from the National Partnership for Women & Families, serving as the first Director of the Campaign for Better Care, an initiative to improve care in the U.S. for vulnerable older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their families. Previously, Ms. Feinberg served as Deputy Director of the National Center on Caregiving at the San Francisco-based Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), where she was a leader in family-centered care for older adults, with special expertise in developing and replicating family caregiver support programs, and translating research to promote policy change.

During her more than two-decade tenure at FCA, she directed the National Consensus Project for Caregiver Assessment, and led the first 50-state study on publicly-funded caregiving programs in the U.S. In 2007-2008, Ms. Feinberg was selected as the John Heinz Senate Fellow in Aging, serving in the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. In 2006, she received the American Society on Aging's Leadership Award. She has published and lectured widely on family care issues, and has served on numerous advisory boards and committees to address aging, caregiving and long-term care issues.

Ms. Feinberg holds a master's degree in social welfare and gerontology from the University of California at Berkeley.