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The Gerontological Society of America Names New Officers

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2019

Contact: Todd Kluss
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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — is proud to announce its newest elected officers. These individuals were chosen by GSA’s membership, which consists of more than 5,500 researchers, educators, and practitioners.

The officers are responsible for matters of governance and strategic planning and will assume their new roles on January 1, 2020.

Board of Directors

Vice President
Terri Harvath, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
University of California, Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Board Member (one-year term)
Karen A. Roberto, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Board Member (two-year term)
Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, FGSA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Board Member (three-year term)
Holly M. Brown-Borg, PhD, FGSA
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Board Member (one-year term)
Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board Member (one-year term)
Tetyana Pylypiv Shippee, PhD, FGSA
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Board Member (two-year term)
Catheryn S. Koss, JD, PhD
California State University, Sacramento

Section Leadership

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Vice Chair-Elect
Dana Burr Bradley, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section Vice Chair-Elect
Debra Umberson, MSW, PhD, FGSA
University of Texas at Austin

Biological Sciences Section Vice Chair-Elect
Viviana I. Perez, PhD, FGSA
Oregon State University

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Vice Chair-Elect
Danielle A. Waldron, MS
University of Massachusetts Boston

Health Sciences Section Vice Chair-Elect
Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section Vice Chair-Elect
Deborah P. Waldrop, PhD, MSW, FGSA
University at Buffalo School of Social Work


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational unit, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education.

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