NCCA Staff

Jennie Smith-Peers is Executive Director of National Center for Creative Aging, leading the nation in supporting capacity building, cutting-edge research, and public policies for older adults in

AmyJo Foreman
Development and Operations Manager

AmyJo Foreman is passionate about empowering others to create equitable arts programs. Hailing from Texas with her vigor for collaboration in tow, she is pursuing her MA in Arts Management at American University.  While in DC, AmyJo has worked in leadership and development for the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium, NPR, the Smithsonian, and Hamiltonian Artists.

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Founder Emeritus 2001-2007

Susan Perlstein is the Founder Emeritus for the National Center for Creative Aging in Washington, DC, and the  Founder of Elders Share the Arts in New York City.  She is an educator, social worker, administrator and artist.  She has served as a consultant for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Board of Education, and regularly presents on a  national level f