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Judith Bendersky, SHIBA Supervisor


Judith Bendersky, SHIBA Supervisor, works for the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program. She supervises five regional training consultants who provide continuing education to 26 SHIBA sponsors around the state. The 26 sponsors utilize agency staff and community volunteer advisors to provide outreach and one-on-one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers. Prior to joining the OIC in 2016, Judith enjoyed a variety of positions in public health in Alaska, including 10 years managing the Medicare Information Office and helping solve many confusing Medicare issues for clients. Prior to that, she staffed the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, worked in Rural Community health development with Head Start as a mental, dental and health coordinator. Judith started her career in public health in Indonesia before moving to Alaska and working for the Indian Health Service as a health educator. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Loma Linda University and earned her certification as a health education specialist and a gerontologist through the University of Washington.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Judith Bendersky has an employment relationship with the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program.

Non-financial: Judith Bendersky has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.