Deane Beebe is a communications specialist with a background in health care and aging. She has 20 years of service in not-for-profit and government organizations that address the needs of older people, as well as people with disabilities and other health problems. Ms. Beebe is the communications manager for the Center for Home Care Policy and Research at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. From 1999 to 2008, she was public affairs director at the Medicare Rights Center. Before entering the communications field, she was a geriatric social worker. Ms. Beebe graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received a M.A. in communications from Emerson College in Boston.