NCCA Board of Directors

Linda Noelker Headshot
Board President

Linda S. Noelker, M.A., Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President for Planning and Organizational Resources and the Director of the Katz Policy Institute at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.  Dr.

Kathy Kelly Headshot
Vice President

Kathleen Kelly is the Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance and the National Center on Caregiving. Ms Kelly has over 30 years of experience in program and state system development regarding integration of family caregivers within health and social service systems.

Lane Kent Headshot
Board Treasurer

Lane B. Kent has most recently been President, Insurance Administration Services, UNIVITA, an industry leader in providing home–based care management services including full business process outsourcing and professional services to the Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi) market.

William Benson Headshot
Chair, Advancement Committee

Bill Benson is Managing Principal in Health Benefits ABCs (HBABCs), an organization offering health and aging policy, educational and strategic planning consulting services.   Benson has worked on health and aging issues for 38 years including in various leadership positions in the U.S. Congress. He served in senior appointee positions at the U.S.

Bob Blancato Headshot

Bob Blancato is President of Matz, Blancato, & Associates, a firm integrating strategic consulting, government affairs, advocacy services and association and coalition management. Currently Bob is National Coordinator of the non-partisan  3000 member Elder Justice Coalition.  He is also the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs.

Tim Carpenter Headshot

Tim Carpenter is the founder of EngAGE and host/producer of the EXPERIENCE TALKS radio show.

Mario headshot

In October 2011, Mario Garcia Durham became the fifth President and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) since its founding in 1957.

Among Bob Eckardt’s roles is providing overall direction to the Cleveland Foundation's grantmaking, working with the board, staff, and community leaders to pinpoint the region's critical needs and leverage resources to help meet them.

Sandra L. Gibson Headshot

Sandra L. Gibson was born into a life of music. Her parents, both immigrants from the West Indies, insisted their children each play two instruments – one learned in celebration of culture at home, the other learned in Ohio’s public school system.

Gary Glazner Headshot

Gary Glazner is the founder and Project Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, (APP). The APP was awarded the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement. The National Endowment for the Arts listed the APP as a “best practice” for their Arts and Aging initiative.

Andrea Martin Headshot

Andrea Martin has nearly 10 years of experience in the communications and public relations industries, including time spent within an agency setting and internal at a global health and nutrition company. She specializes in developing and executing integrated marketing communications programs, special events, media relations programs and new product launches.

Margery Pabst Headshot

Margery Pabst is a national speaker, facilitator, storyteller, and co-author of the book, “Enrich Your Caregiving Journey” which won the “Caregiver Friendly Award.” Margery’s latest book, “Words of Care” is available on her website, www.mycaregivingcoach.com where caregivers can access a variety of tools for personal respite and well being.

Michael Patterson head shot

Michael Patterson is an educator who specializes in the areas of gerontology, cognition, brain health and creativity.

Donna Phillips Mason is a specialist in the field of aging with 30 years of broad based experience at the national, state and local levels.

Judith Salerno Headshot

Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen®, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization and for setting Komen’s strategic vision. Dr. Salerno brings extensive experience in research, public health policy and community health to the role.