Since the 1980s, Dave has been conducting research, consulting, and teaching health care-related statistics and data analytics for government agencies, colleges/universities, and foundations. His primary focus has been on adolescent and elder health and well-being. He served the last phase of his career on the graduate faculty of the Department of Health Policy & Management at Kansas University Medical Center where he designed and taught statistics courses for PhD and Masters degree students. His publications pertain to adolescence and elder health and well-being. Dave also focuses his research and writing on economics, finance, and politics.
Max recently retired as Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. In addition to his vast knowledge of the presidency, he is a nationally recognized expert on Social Security, Medicare, and other areas of public policy. As a prolific writer, Max has published numerous book and articles. He served as editor of the journal Poverty & Public Policy. Max’s most recent books are It Can Happen Here: A Novel Look Backward (2020, Washington, D.C.: Westphalia press), and The Common Sense Manifesto: With a Nod to Thomas Paine (2020, Washington, D.C.: Westphalia press).
Kent Comfort has several decades of experience working in and for the banking industry. During the late 60s and early 70s, he was a computer programmer and systems designer for a large city bank in Oklahoma. Following that experience, he developed and grew businesses that provided information and data management services for the community banking sector covering Oklahoma, Kansas and parts of Missouri. He was a member of the state banking associations for these same states. These years of serving banks enabled Comfort to work closely with bank owners and presidents on several levels.
Lydia Nunez is a disability rights advocate living in Texas. Her advocacy work centers on the rights and safety of institutionalized disabled and older people. Serving as a certified volunteer long-term care ombudsman, Lydia is witness to the often devastating effects caused by segregation in nursing homes. Lydia graduated magna cum laude from University of Houston-Clear Lake with a degree in social work—her activism draws on years of study in disability, critical race, queer, and feminist theories and how they relate in various ways to economic inequality. As a disabled mother of two, Lydia champions the rights of disabled parents and those who want to be parents. She is also a Gray Panther and organizer for Gulf Coast Adapt.