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The 10-member volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP Foundation.


Diane Pratt, M.C.R.P., of Washington, D.C., is president and CEO of DP Consultants Inc., a government and public affairs management firm. She previously served as staff director for the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development; special assistant for special projects, D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development; economic development specialist, Center for Community Change; and city planner for the Chicago Department of Planning, City and Community Development. She serves on the board of the Henry C. Gregory III Family Life Center Foundation.


Neal Cutler, Ph.D., of Woodland Hills, Calif., was appointed to the AARP Foundation Board of Directors in 2010. He is currently Executive Director of the Center on Aging of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), Dean of the American Institute of Financial Gerontology (AIFG), and an Adjunct Professor of Gerontology at USC and a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Employee Benefit Research Institute. 


Kathleen Edmond, J.D., of Edina, Minn., was appointed to the AARP Foundation Board of Directors in 2010. She is currently a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP, a national law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, leading the firm’s corporate compliance and business ethics practice. Prior to starting employment with Robins Kaplan LLP, Edmond was the Chief Ethics Officer for a Fortune 100 company from 2004-2014 where she built and subsequently led the company’s Ethics Office. She has also held faculty positions at the William Mitchell College of Law and the University of St. Thomas.

Edmond currently serves as a board member on the Penumbra Theatre board of directors in St. Paul, Minn. Formerly, she served on the board of overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and as a cabinet member of the AARP Foundation Women's Leadership Circle.


Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, of the Bronx, N.Y., is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is president of the National Black Nurses Foundation. Previously, she was a staff nurse, team leader, supervisor and district manager for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.


Jaime P. Gutíerrez, vice president for external relations at the University of Arizona, joined the Foundation’s board in 2012. He served on the Arizona State Retirement System board of trustees for six years and, before that, was an Arizona state senator for 14 years, where he chaired the Appropriations, Ethics and Joint Legislative Budget Committees. Named one of the top 10 Arizona state legislators by his peers, he recently received the Victoria Foundation Award for Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education.


Harry E. Johnson Sr. joined AARP Foundation’s board in 2012. President and CEO of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation since 2002, he raised $120 million for the National Memorial on the Mall honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy. Mr. Johnson received the Trumpet Foundation President’s Award in 2011, chaired the Houston African American Museum board from 2006-2009 and was named one of the 100 most influential black Americans by Ebony magazine for four years in a row.


Lloyd Johnson, MBA, of Charlotte, N.C., is managing director and global chief audit executive with Accenture. He has more than 25 years’ experience in auditing, finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and risk management with large corporations. Prior to Accenture, his career experience includes senior finance positions with automobile electronics and components maker Delphi, Emerson Electric and Sara Lee Corporation. He began his career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand, CPA's. He serves on the volunteer board at the United Way of Central Carolinas, where he chairs the audit committee and sits on the finance and executive committees. He also serves as a member of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Board of Trustees, where he chairs the governance committee and sits on the executive committee.


Barbara O'Connor, Ph.D., is a communications professor from Sacramento, Calif. She is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. She is an emeritus professor of communications and emeritus director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media at California State University, and director and secretary of the California Emerging Technology Fund. Previously, she was assistant director of debate at the University of Southern California and a summer debate instructor at Georgetown University. She has served as chair and founding board member of the Alliance for Public Technology, chair of the California Public Broadcasting Commission and was a founder of the Capital Public Radio network.


Sandra Ulsh, MBA, of Novi, Mich., was appointed to the AARP Foundation Board of Directors in 2010. She is currently President of Ulsh & Associates consulting for both not-for-profit and for-profit companies. Previously, Ms. Ulsh served as Director of Public Policy and Interim Executive Director of the Responsible Information Management Council for the Ponemon Institute.


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

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

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AARP Drive to End Hunger

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