The Seniors Coalition was originally founded as a public advocacy group fighting to repeal the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act. Since 1990, TSC has grown rapidly and expanded its advocacy to include any issue that concerns America's senior citizens. Today the Coalition is one of the largest grassroots advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C. in terms of number of supporters nationwide. TSC currently has over four million supporters representing every state in the union.
The TSC Board of Directors
The Seniors Coalition is governed by a part-time, non-salaried Board of Directors. The individuals elected to serve on the board possess a wide variety of skills and talents and have demonstrated a strong personal commitment to the cause of limited government and standing up for the rights of America's senior citizens. Pictured from left to right the Seniors Coalition Board of Directors is currently comprised of Director Joel C. Harris of Mobile, Alabama. Chairman Joanne T. Leon, of Mobile, Alabama and President and CEO Dr. Joseph L. Bridges of Hartville, Ohio.
Dr. Joseph Bridges, a long-time member of The Seniors Coalition Board of Directors, in 2010 was named TSC's new President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Bridges has served on The Seniors Coalition's Board since 1996, in which he has acted as a key behind-the-scenes leader at TSC. He has also helped make numerous presentations and contacts on Capitol Hill as part of the Coalition's lobbying efforts. In the picture at the lower left Dr. Bridges exits the U.S. Senate subway system.
Bridges previously served as professor of communications at Malone College, Canton, Ohio, for 16 years and served as department chair for six of those years. Prior to working at Malone, he taught at the Graduate School at Wheaton College, Illinois, for ten years.
Bridges has also served on the Board of the Broadcast Education Association and worked as coordinator of their annual convention, which brings together 1,500 college media professionals from throughout the county.
Bridges is a graduate of the prestigious University of Southern California Film School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.