Excellence in Leadership Award

The n4a Excellence in Leadership Awards are given to AAA and Title VI directors or their affiliates (staff, Board or Advisory Council) who have demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities at the local, state or national level in advancing the mission of the Older Americans Act and preparing communities for our nation’s rapidly aging population. Winners are nominated and then selected by a panel of their peers.

2017, Jonathan Lavin, AgeOptions, Oak Park, IL
2016, Lynn Kellogg, Region IV Area Agency on Aging, St. Joseph, MI
2016, Mary Beals-Luedtka, Northern Arizona Council of Governments AAA, Flagstaff, AZ
2016, Rosanne DiStefano, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., Lawrence, MA
2015, Guy Dutra-Silveria, Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging, Colorado Springs, CO
2015, Kay Hind, Southwest Georgia Council on Aging, Albany, GA
2015, Rhonda Weaver, Quapaw Tribe, Quapaw, OK
2014, Ron Hill, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Cleveland, OH
2013, Brenda House, Wyandotte Nation, Wyandotte, OK
2013, William S. Massey, Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc., Newport News, VA
2012, Marilyn Pace Maxwell, Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc., Big Stone Gap, VA
2011, Joseph L. Ruby, Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging, Uniontown, OH
2010, Donna Harvey, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Waterloo, IA
2010, Barry Donenfeld, NorthWest Senior & Disability Services, Salem, OR
2010, Sydney Bird, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, Macy, NE
2009, Anita Huff, Blue Lake Rancheria, Blue Lake, CA
2009, Mary Lynn Kasunic, Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Phoenix, AZ