20 Year Veteran of Special Olympics Texas Brings Operational Excellence, Nonprofit Sector Expertise to Nonprofit Organization Poised to Expand Services for Caregivers and Older Adults; Former Executive Director Joyce Lauck to Assume Role of Honorary Fundraising Chair
Austin, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGE of Central Texas, a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to tackling the challenges of aging with expert solutions, today announced that Suzanne Anderson has joined the organization as executive director. As executive director at AGE, Anderson will be responsible for leading the 33-year-old organization through a new stage of expansion, serving more senior adults and family caregivers in the Central Texas area, and innovative service delivery methods. Anderson brings more than two decades of experience with Special Olympics Texas, serving most recently as the senior vice president of field services.
Anderson’s tenure at Special Olympics Texas included significant operational experience. In addition, she has served as a caregiver herself and benefited from AGE services including the Health Equipment Lending Program (HELP). She also served as the Interim CEO and stabilized the organization during a leadership change.
“This is a pivotal year for AGE and I am excited to join the talented, highly regarded team to serve our growing population of caregivers and older adults,” stated Suzanne Anderson, executive director for AGE. “I look forward to working closely with everyone at AGE as we continue to ensure our caregivers and older adults receive the care and support they need to thrive in Central Texas.”
Former Executive Director Joyce Lauck will assume the role of Honorary Fundraising Chair. She will remain involved in supporting the organization’s expansion, providing historical continuity and guidance. Lauck served AGE for 20 years leading the organization to expand programming and reach. Over the course of her time as executive director, Lauck saw AGE’s staff grow from seven people to a staff of 35 with more than 200 volunteers.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Suzanne as we focus on an exciting chapter of growth and extending our service, while still seeking to provide the wonderful and necessary services we do to our community,” stated Jared A. Greathouse, chairman of the board of directors for AGE. “We look forward to Suzanne’s leadership and depth of knowledge of nonprofit organizations and funders in Central Texas, along with her thoughtful approach to the many opportunities AGE faces.”
ABOUT AGE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
AGE of Central Texas is a regional non-profit that tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions. AGE serves older adults and caregivers through five interrelated programs: adult day health centers, caregiver education and resources, early memory loss support, health equipment lending, and peer-based computer classes for seniors. AGE has been serving older adults and those who care for them since 1986. For more information, visit www.AGEofCentralTX.org or call (512) 451-4611.
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