Press Release             

Contact: Nathan Heggem
Senior Communications and
Policy Associate

September 28, 2011

Doug Goggin-Callahan Named Medicare Rights Center’s Director of Education

New York, NY–The Medicare Rights Center has named Doug Goggin-Callahan, Esq., as its new Director of Education. Mr. Goggin-Callahan previously served as Client Services and Program Counsel at Medicare Rights, and will continue to serve in his current role as New York State Policy Director.

As Director of Education, Mr. Goggin-Callahan will oversee the maintenance of Medicare Interactive (, an award-winning web-based resource that provides easy-to-understand answers to Medicare questions. He will also supervise the writing, editing and vetting of educational materials produced by Medicare Rights, which include newsletters, webinars, and presentations and trainings—including those that appear on Medicare Rights University (

“In both the client services and policy realms, Doug has shown remarkable skill at translating the legalese of Medicare regulations into clear, concise concepts,” said Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker. “This skill will serve us well as he takes the reins of the Education Department and moves us forward into exciting new territory.”

“I am thrilled to join the Education team at Medicare Rights,” said Mr. Goggin-Callahan, “particularly at a time when waves of baby boomers are nearing Medicare age and Medicare misinformation is all too common. The need for clear, accurate information has rarely been more pressing, and developing that content is a challenge I accept wholeheartedly.”

Mr. Goggin-Callahan has a J.D. from Fordham Law School and a B.A. from New York University. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and the Southern District of New York.

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