About

Marci Kramer’s career in public and community health and community services has spanned 25 years. In 2011, she founded MarciCare Services. In this role, she serves as a patient advocate and Medicare advisor to help people make informed decisions on Medicare, supplemental health insurance, and healthcare services. She has taught courses on Medicare at the University of Virginia School of Continuing & Professional Studies, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Virginia (UVA), and the Senior Center in Charlottesville, VA. She also served a consultant and writer with Applied Policy in Washington DC, to write a proposal for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) focused on palliative and hospice care. She currently also serves as a writer and researcher  in the Office of Continuing Medical Education in UVA’s School of Medicine on a project for Patient Advocates in UVA’s BeWell Program. 

 

 

 

 

Her experience includes 7 years at CMS managing a pilot program for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries, analyzing Medicare policy and legislation, and writing sections of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003; 2 years managing the Jefferson Area Board for Aging’s senior center program; 2 years with Ovations, a United Health Group company focused on seniors; and 5 years with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluating food safety, energy efficiency, and federal emergency preparedness federal programs.

While completing her graduate degree, Marci ran university health promotion and stress reduction programs for students and staff at Ball State University as well as intergenerational programs at Generations Together within the University of Pittsburgh.

She holds a master’s degree in Wellness Management & Gerontology from Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness & Gerontology and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Virginia Tech University.

Marci stays engaged in community service in the Charlottesville area. From May 2015 to November 2016, she served as the Executive Director for the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, a non-profit whose mission is to help vulnerable community members with emergency financial assistance for housing, utilities, and other crisis and health care needs. She currently volunteers with Caring for Creatures, an animal sanctuary, and plays piano at the UVA Health System. 

Past community service includes serving as a board, committee, and volunteer member for several non-profits including the Charlottesville Free Clinic, Geriatric Collaborative of Central Virginia, Women’s Health Virginia, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, Congregation Beth Israel, and as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge program.