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Age-Friendly DC Task Force

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

In preparation for the November Task Force meeting, you are strongly encouraged to attend virtual gatherings on topics about which the Task Force developed the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. Just click on the Pillar and Domain that interest you.

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You are invited to review the May 18, 2021 1-3 pm Age-Friendly DC Task Force 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.


Age-Friendly DC Task Force Members



James Appleby*

Gerontological Society of America

Nana Bailey-Thomas

Department of Transportation

Sean Barry

American Hospital Association

Brittany Branand

DC Department of Health Care Finance

Tama Duffy Day


Polly Donaldson

Deoartment of Housing and Community Development

Susan Donley

Leading Age

John Falcicchio

Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Gail Gibson Hunt

National Alliance for Caregiving (ret.)

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

Mathew 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*

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

*Task Force Co-chairs


Meeting Recordings

May 18, 2021


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