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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Connell School Alumna to Serve as President of AARP

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Jennie Chin Hansen '70, RN, MS, FAAN, of San Francisco, CA, recently was elected to serve as AARP President-Elect for the 2006-2008 biennium and will automatically succeed to AARP President in 2008.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In 2005, Hansen transitioned after nearly 25 years as executive director of On Lok, Inc., a nonprofit family of organizations providing integrated and comprehensive primary and long-term care community based services in San Francisco. On Lok is the prototype for PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), which was signed into federal legislation in 1997 making this Medicare/Medicaid program available to all 50 states.

Hansen serves in various leadership roles that include Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC), board member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She also serves on boards of the Effective Healthcare Stakeholders Group of AHRQ, Lumetra (California?s Quality Improvement Organization) and the California Regional Health Information Organization (CalRHIO). She is past president of the American Society on Aging. In 2006, Ms. Hansen served as a national juror for the first-ever Purpose Prize sponsored by Civic Ventures.

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