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National Center to Reframe Aging Welcomes 16 to New Advisory Board

For Immediate Release
February 23, 2023

Contact: Todd Kluss
(202) 587-2839

The National Center to Reframe Aging — the nation’s leading organization dedicated to reshaping the conversation about?older people — has established a new advisory board with 16 members from such diverse professional backgrounds as communications and public relations, research, policy, and law.

These board members were tapped to bring knowledge, strategic thinking, and interpersonal attributes to their role; to identify key organizations and decision-makers who can help advance the initiative; and support activities aligning with National Center project goals.

“We look forward to working with this talented group of advisors to grow the national movement to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people contribute to our society,” said National Center Director Hannah Albers, BSBA. “At our recent first meeting, the board began a conversation on the National Center’s areas of greatest opportunity and our goals this year.”

The Advisory Board members are:

  • James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH, ScD (Hon), The Gerontological Society of America
  • John Beilenson, AB, MA, SCP
  • Rita B. Choula, MA, AARP
  • Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD, FGSA, American Society on Aging
  • Susan Donley, BA, LeadingAGE
  • Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD, Brown University
  • Robert Espinoza, MPA, PHI
  • Nat Kendall-Taylor, PhD, FrameWorks Institute
  • Nancy E. Lundebjerg, BA, MPA, American Geriatrics Society
  • Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, FGSA, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Brianna Paden Williams, BA, LiveOn NY
  • Christina Peoples, MS, Gero-what?!®
  • Lauren Pongan, MA, Diverse Elders Coalition
  • Al Race, BA, Al Race Consulting
  • Julie Schoen, JD, National Center on Elder Abuse, Reframing Elder Abuse
  • Nora Super, MPA, Long-Term Quality Alliance

“Since its inception in 2012, the movement to change the conversation on aging has grown exponentially to establish the National Center as the trusted source of evidence-based strategies and tools to frame aging issues effectively,” said GSA Vice President of Policy and Professional Affairs and National Center Executive Director Patricia M. D’Antonio, BSPharm, MS, MBA, BCGP. “We continually welcome new partners to counter ageism by changing how we talk about aging.”


The National Center to Reframe Aging is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to reshaping the conversation about older people. It is a trusted source of proven strategies and tools to frame aging issues effectively, and it trains and supports an active community of individuals and organizations capable of advancing a more equitable and complete story about aging in America. Together, this network is spreading awareness of implicit bias against older people and influencing policies and programs that will support all of us as we age. Led by The Gerontological Society of America, the National Center acts on behalf of and amplifies efforts of the ten Leaders of Aging Organizations. Support for the National Center comes from Archstone Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, RRF Foundation for Aging, and The SCAN Foundation.

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.

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