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ASA Board of Directors

American Society on Aging announces its open Call for Nominations for ASA’s Board of Directors positions. Current members of ASA are eligible to submit an application to be nominated to ASA’s Board of Directors, which is based on ASA’s bylaws and operating guidelines that encourage service.

Board of Directors Opportunities

Positions are open for two-year terms, which will begin in March 2020 in conjunction with the ASA annual conference. ASA is dedicated to fostering a vibrant membership community of professionals in the field of aging founded upon its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Nominating Taskforce encourages applications from candidates representing all communities that make up ASA’s diverse membership and leadership.

Self-nominations will be accepted in addition to nominations by other ASA members. Those individuals nominated by another member must agree to have their name submitted and are responsible for completing the appropriate application. Individuals applying to join the ASA Board of Directors should carefully read the Board Roles and Responsibilities document, which clearly outlines the responsibilities and expectations related to Board service. All nominees and self-nominees must submit an application. Only those applications that are submitted in complete and correct form will be forwarded to the Nominating Taskforce.

Click here to apply for a Board of Directors position.

Nominees must also send a resume/CV and biosketch to info@asaging.org with the subject line “CV and bio for Board of Directors Application.”

The application deadline is August 31, 2019.

The Nominating Taskforce will review applications and conduct select reference reviews in September and October, with a proposed slate to be reviewed by the ASA Board in January, 2020.


ASA Committees

Please Note: In order to serve on an ASA Committee or Constituent Group Council or Editorial Committee, you must be a current ASA member, and you must maintain your membership through the duration of your term of service. Applications from individuals who are not ASA members will not be accepted.

ASA is seeking volunteers to serve on the Standing Committees listed below. All positions are at-large two-year appointments, and begin in March in conjunction with the annual meeting. All committees meet at least twice a year via conference call and, in most cases, one time in-person at the ASA annual conference. Committee service is open to ASA members only.

Volunteer Applications will open up in September. Bookmark this page and check back in September to obtain an application.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee provides input to ASA staff on all aspects related to the ASA Awards Programs, including review of award nominations and applications as well as the selection of award recipients.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a standing committee, the purpose of which is to ensure universal inclusion and participation of people at all levels of ASA activities. We invite and value such participation without regard to age or ability; racial, ethnic or gender identities; or sexual orientation. The committee work may touch upon or include such activities as membership recruitment or developing learning opportunities at regional, national and international levels where possible.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee’s responsibilities are to represent the general membership, and to guide and shape the membership value proposition. The Committee encourages, promotes and enhances networking and marketing opportunities to expand and retain the membership base of ASA. This includes expanding outreach efforts, refining marketing and retention strategies, assessing membership costs and benefits structures and building a stronger membership community based on ASA's strategic goals.

Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee is responsible for developing activities that ensure a voice in appropriate state and national public policy which address the needs of older people. The Committee members work with staff in the coordination of ASA's activities on public policy for the good of ASA and the constituency it serves. 

ASA Constituent Group Council and Editorial Committee Opportunities

Each of ASA's constituent groups focuses on the interests and concerns of professionals working in the settings and disciplines addressed by the group. The Council of each constituent group is responsible for providing direction and guidance to the network and meets at least twice a year via conference call as well as during the ASA Annual Conference. Constituent Group Council and Editorial Committee service is open to ASA members only.


ASA Editorial Advisors


Each issue of Generations, ASA’s flagship quarterly journal, is devoted to a particular topic in aging and features nationally recognized authors and guest editors.

Responsibilities of Generations Editorial Advisors:

  • Participating in two one-day in-person meetings per year, held at the ASA Annual Conference and also at the GSA Annual Conference
  • Participating in a group process for Generations issue theme selection
  • Acting as a contact to prospective authors and/or guest editors
  • Contributing articles (optional)
  • Promoting the publication

Aging Today

ASA’s bimonthly newspaper, Aging Today, covers advances in practice, policy and research nationwide.

Responsibilities of Aging Today Editorial Advisors:

  • Participating in quarterly meetings (three meetings via conference call and one in-person meeting during the ASA Annual Conference)
  • Acting as a contact to prospective authors
  • Contributing articles (optional)
  • Identifying reprint possibilities
  • Promoting the publication