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Age-Friendly DC Task Force

Join Task Force members virtually Tuesday, November 17 1-3 pm Age-Friendly DC Task Force meeting, hosted by George Washington University Center for Aging, Health and Humanities. Task Force members will report on recommended changes to the Mayor in the Age-Friendly DC 2023 Strategic Plan. Changes will be considered at the Age-Friendly DC Domain-by-Domain virtual meetings in October. Join as many as you want. Your views about how DC can change to make the city an easier one in which to grow older are valued.


The following are members of the Age-Friendly DC Task Force.


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.