AAAs and Title VI Aging Programs Elect
Deborah Stone-Walls as n4a President
New Board Members Also Elected

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2018
Contact: Joellen Leavelle, and (202) 872-0888

WASHINGTON—The membership of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) has elected Deborah Stone-Walls to serve a two-year term as President of the Association. Deborah, Executive of the Maui County Office on Aging since 2008, most recently served as n4a’s 1st Vice President and has served on the n4a Board of Directors for eight years. Deborah was sworn in by Immediate Past President Kathryn C. Boles upon the conclusion of her term during n4a’s 43rd Annual Conference in Chicago in July.
“We’re delighted that n4a’s members have elected Deb as President. Deb’s experience in aging and human services will be a tremendous asset as n4a undertakes new and bold initiatives that will propel both our members and the entire Aging Network forward,” said n4a CEO Sandy Markwood.
In addition to the election of  its new President, n4a also welcomed the Board members and alternates listed below to its Board of Directors. n4a’s Board and alternate members play an integral role in the Association. Board members are responsible for ensuring that n4a fulfills its mission while providing governance and accountability for its operations. Alternates join Board members by participating as active members of n4a’s standing committees and providing essential input on n4a’s activities and direction.
New Board Members
  • Christine Alessandro, Executive Director, BayPath Elder Services, Inc., MA*
  • Brenda House, Elder Services Director, Wyandotte Nation, OK
  • Mary Lynn Kasunic, President and CEO, Area Agency on Aging, Region One, AZ
  • Linda Levin, CEO, ElderSource, FL
  • Clark Miller, Executive Director, Indian Nations Council of Governments AAA, OK*
  • Beth Stern, Executive Director, Central Vermont Council on Aging, VT*
  • Heang Tan, Deputy Health Commissioner, Aging and CARE Services, Baltimore City Health Department, MD
New Alternates
  • Margaret (Meg) Burmeister, Executive Director, Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging, VT 
  • Paul Crowley, Executive Director, Greater Lynn Senior Services, MA*
  • Dionne Lovett, AAA Director, Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia, GA
  • Blair Schoeb, Executive Director, Areawide Aging Agency Inc., OK
  • Mjere Simantel, AAA Director and Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Program Supervisor, Washington County, OR
“The cumulative years of experience and dedication to service exemplified by the incoming Board of Directors will help n4a achieve its mission of helping the nation’s older adults live in their homes and communities for as long as they are able—and will solidify n4a’s position as a leader in the Aging Network.”  
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is a 501c(3) membership association representing America’s national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and providing a voice in the nation’s capital for the more than 250 Title VI Native American aging programs.
*Indicates a Board or Alternate member who has been elected to a second consecutive term in the position.
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