How Our Professional Contributors Help the Community

RetireGuide’s experts are trusted authorities who break down complex financial and health care policy topics for consumers. They contribute to RetireGuide by authoring content, providing industry insight and reviewing our pages to ensure all information is factual, clear and reliable.

Experts who contribute to RetireGuide include financial analysts, certified public accountants, Social Security advisors and insurance professionals. RetireGuide contributors are respected experts in their field who enrich our site with objective, verifiable and evidence-based information.

We vet and research each contributor to ensure they meet our high standards for education, formal training, credentials, membership in professional societies and reputation among consumers and peers. By sharing their knowledge and insight, our contributors offer readers like you a credible source of financial information you can trust.

Awards, Honors and Professional Affiliations

Our financial and health care policy experts are members of esteemed professional organizations, including the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE), the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors and the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

Many have won awards for exceptional performance and service in the industry.

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Top Publications

Our experts’ background and understanding of finance and health care have been featured in industry trade publications and national news outlets, including Kiplinger, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes and Bloomberg.

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Additional Experts Featured on RetireGuide

Not all experts on RetireGuide write or review content. Some researchers, professors and certified professionals choose to provide valuable quotes and information during interviews conducted by RetireGuide staff writers.

Financial experts quoted in RetireGuide’s content are held to the same high standards as contributors and reviewers. They must have verified credentials relevant to the topic — including memberships to professional societies and certifications from established educational institutions.

  • Justin Chidester
    Justin Chidester, CFP®, AFC® Financial Planner and Founder of Wealth Mode Financial Planning
  • Erin Kidd
    Erin Kidd, EA, AFC® Tax Individual Program Manager at Thompson Greenspon
  • Susan Greenhalgh
    Susan Greenhalgh, AFC® Accredited Financial Counselor and President of Mind Your Money LLC
  • Adrienne Ross
    Adrienne Ross, AFC®, CFP®, ChFC® Financial Planner and Founder of Clear Insight Financial Planning LLC
  • Robert Rossen
    Robert Rosen Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
  • Mark Cavalieri
    Mark Cavalieri, LUTCF®, CWC Associate Director of Multiyear Guaranteed Annuity Sales at SMS Financial Solutions
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    Julianne Miller, AFC® Accredited Financial Counselor and Daily Money Manager
  • Steve Rohrig
    Steve Rohrig, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL Insurance Expert and Associate Director of Training at Senior Market Sales
  • Christie Tornikoski
    Christie Tornikoski, EA, AFC® Tax Accountant at Spire Financial Consulting
  • Brad Martin
    Brad Martin Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Coordinator at United Way of Southwest Alabama
  • Sandy Block
    Sandy Block Senior Editor at Kiplinger Personal Finance
  • Keri Norris
    Keri Norris Attorney and Chief Legal Officer at LegalShield
  • Rachel Wilson
    L. Rachel Wilson Attorney at Nest Estate Planning
  • Mary Kay Buysse
    Mary Kay Buysse Executive Director of the National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers
  • Emily Allen, Senior Vice President of AARP Foundation Programs
    Emily Allen Senior Vice President of AARP Foundation Programs
  • Daniel Jimenez, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami
    Daniel Jimenez, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami
  • Dr. David Steffens, expert contributorProfessor and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center
    Dr. David Steffens Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Eric Loucks, Director of the Mindfulness Center at Brown University
    Eric Loucks, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Medicine at Brown University
  • David Edmisten
    David Edmisten Founder & Lead Advisor at Next Phase Financial Planning
  • Elle Kaplan
    Elle Kaplan CEO and CIO at LexION Capital
  • Henry Abenaim
    Henry Abenaim CEO at Fundingo
  • Jacob Sensiba
    Jacob Sensiba Investment Advisor at CRG Financial Services
  • Jared Weitz
    Jared Weitz CEO & Founder at United Capital Source Inc.
  • Renee Fry
    Renee Fry CEO & Founder at Gentreo
  • Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, RetireGuide Expert
    Alaine Reschke-HernandezBoard certified music therapist and assistant professor at the University of Kentucky
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    Gerri Detweiler Debt expert
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    Gal Wettstein Senior Research Economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
  • Jan Stewart
    Jan Stewart Chairwoman on the Board of Directors at Kerry’s Place Autism Services and Consultant to the Tourette Association of America Education Advisory Board
  • Karla Radka
    Karla Radka President and CEO at Senior Resource Alliance
  • Patricia Bubash, M.Ed, LPC
    Patricia Bubash, M.Ed, LPC
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    Karla Radka President and CEO at Senior Resource Alliance
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    Brandy Bauer Director of NCOA’s Health Coverage and Benefits
  • Brian Clark, BSN, MSNA
    Brian Clark, BSN, MSNA Founder of United Medical Education
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    Linda Chavez Founder and CEO of Seniors Life Insurance Finder

Medicare and Health Care Experts

RetireGuide’s Medicare-related pages quote reputable policy experts who understand the complexity of government’s legislative impact on health care.

Medicare experts on RetireGuide work for government agencies and trusted nonprofit organizations, including the Kaiser Family Foundation, The Senior Citizens League, the National Academy for State Health Policy and the Patient Advocate Foundation.

Their backgrounds and years of experience enrich Medicare-related news and relevant articles on our site.

  • Tricia Neuman, Expert on Senior Heath Care
    Tricia Neuman Senior Vice President and Director of the Program on Medicare Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
  • Shannon Hohl
    Shannon Hohl Program Supervisor of Idaho's Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) Program
  • Caitlin Donovan
    Caitlin Donovan Health Care Policy Expert at the National Patient Advocate Foundation
  • Trish Riley
    Trish Riley Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy
  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson Policy Analyst and Editor with the Senior Citizens League
  • Anne Chasler
    Anne Chansler Statewide Program Director of Florida Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE)
  • Rebecca Kinney
    Rebecca Kinney Director of the Administration for Community Living Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling (OHIC)
  • Joe Arroyo
    Joe Arroyo Independent Insurance Agent and Author of "Mastering Medicare: Enroll with Confidence"
  • Jack Hoadley
    Jack Hoadley, Ph.D. Former Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and Research Professor Emeritus in the Health Policy Institute of Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy
  • David Meyers
    David Meyers Health Researcher and Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health
  • Abigail Barker
    Abigail Barker, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis’ Center for Health Economics and Policy
  • Kelly Anderson
    Kelly Anderson Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interested in Becoming an Expert Contributor?

Our content is written and reviewed by trusted professionals who specialize in retirement planning and Medicare. If you are interested in contributing to RetireGuide, email Managing Editor Emily Powell at for more information.

Last Modified: August 14, 2023