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AARP Foundation Leadership Profile

Deborah Briceland-Betts

Senior Vice President, Federal Grants

As the Senior Vice President of Federal Programs, Deborah Briceland-Betts oversees AARP Foundation’s legacy programs, including Tax-Aide and the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). She previously served for two years as the national director of SCSEP, which provides job training and placement assistance and has a staff of 115 at 90 sites in 21 states and Puerto Rico. Tax-Aide provides free tax preparation for low- and middle-income 50+ taxpayers and serves 2.6 million people annually with a team of 13 staff members and a corps of 35,000 volunteers.

Before joining AARP Foundation, Ms. Briceland-Betts served as the Senior Vice President of the Sutton Group, a social marketing firm. Ms. Briceland-Betts has been a nonprofit manager for more than 30 years. Her work has included: serving as the Executive Director of OWL, the only national organization to focus solely on issues specific to women as they age, and Deputy Director of Mobilization for BenefitsCheckUp, a public benefits screening tool designed by the National Council on the Aging. She also served as the national director of the Long Term Care Campaign, a coalition of more than 140 national organizations committed to enacting comprehensive long-term care legislation that was partially funded by AARP. She has worked for a variety of other advocacy, education and health organizations, including Legal Services for the Elderly, the American Red Cross and the Urban League.

The New York Times named Ms. Briceland-Betts in March 2001 as one of the nine most influential lobbyists in aging. Ms. Briceland-Betts received her law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College.

Programs & Services

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50-plus homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

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AARP Drive to End Hunger

Feeding people today, preventing hunger in the future. Join the fight to end hunger. Do

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We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Go