Frederic Riccardi is Director of Client Services at the Medicare Rights Center, in which role he helps older adults and people with disabilities access and afford their health care. He has trained human services professionals on Medicare issues and given presentations to hundreds of consumers throughout New York City. His consumer advocacy and counseling services were featured in the New York Times in 2007. Prior to joining the Medicare Rights Center, Mr. Riccardi was the Office Administrator for SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). He holds a BA in History from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and an MSW from the Hunter College School of Social Work.