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Age-Friendly DC Task Force

Join us for the Virtual Task Force Meeting Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021, 1-3 pm.

You are invited to review the November 16, 2021 1-3 pm Age-Friendly DC Task Force meeting notes, and/or the recording of the meeting.

All Age-Friendly DC Task Force members are appointed by the Mayor in accordance with the Age-Friendly DC Establishment Order.

The current Age-Friendly DC Task Force members are:

Name Organization

Lamont Akins

Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs

Kim Alfonso*

Results One

Sean Barry

American Hospital Association

Brittany Branand

NORC University of Chicago

Tama Duffy Day


Polly Donaldson

Department of Housing and Community Development

Susan Donley

Leading Age Communications

Ashley Emerson

Mayor’s Office of African Affairs

John Falcicchio

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Gail Gibson Hunt

National Alliance for Caregiving

Delano Hunter

Department of Parks and Recreation

Winona Lake


Dr. Sandra Owens Lawson

Behavioral Programs Consultant

Susan Saunders McKenzie

DC Attorney

Rachel Maisler

Wonk Policy and Communications

Jeffrey Marootian

Department of Transportation

Matthew McCollough

Office of Disability Rights

Laura Newland

Department of Aging and Community Living

Lindsey Parker

Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Katrina Polk

Aging in Communities

Denise Roper

Internal Revenue Service

Rayna Smith*

Chief of Staff Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Ron Swanda

Advocate for Older Adults

Judge (ret.) Mary Terrell

Department of Employment Services

Romaine Thomas

DC Retired Educators of America

Andrew Trueblood

DC Office of Planning

Michelle Vanneman

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice

Laura Zeilinger

Department of Human Services

* Co-chairs of the Task Force

Task Force-approved notes from previous Task Force meetings are attached.