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The 22-member volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP and approves all policies, programs, activities, and services for the Association's 37 million members.

Allen Douma

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Allen Douma

Member, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2014

Allen Douma, M.D., is a physician and business professional from Ashland, Ore. He serves on the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. He previously provided leadership as a member of the AARP Oregon Executive Council. He is chief executive officer of Empower LLC. He also serves on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors. He previously served as the Medicaid Director for the state of Oregon, chief executive officer of Health ResponseAbility Systems and medical director for the Hartford and Travelers insurance companies. He is a board member of the Jefferson Regional Health Alliance and Pacific Care Low Income Housing.

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Catherine Alicia Georges

Member, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2016

Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, of the Bronx, New York, 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 also an adjunct faculty member at Excelsior College. She serves on the Governance Committee and on the AARP Services Health Products Quality Review Committee. Previously, she was a staff nurse, team leader, supervisor and district manager for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.  She is president of the National Black Nurses Foundation.

New board member Jewell Hoover

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Jewell D. Hoover

Member, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2018

Jewell D. Hoover is a former bank regulator from Charlotte, N.C. She serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and the AARP Nominating Committee. Now the president of Hoover and Associates LLC, a bank consulting firm, she worked for 28 years as a bank regulator and senior spokeswoman with the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Previously, she taught in the West Virginia and Baltimore City Public Schools. She began her working life as a clerk typist for the U.S. Coast Guard. Her current board service includes Fifth Third Bancorp and the University of North Carolina Center for Banking and Finance.

New board member Raymond Dean Jones

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Raymond Dean Jones

Member, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2014

Raymond Dean Jones is a former sitting judge from Denver. He serves on the Governance Committee. He devoted over 32 years to the Denver District Court, the Denver County Court, the Aurora Municipal Court (as chief judge) and the Colorado Court of Appeals. Previously, he was a litigator in a large Denver law firm, doing corporate and commercial transactions, and clerked for the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. He is of counsel to The Holt Group LLC and is a certified arbitrator and mediator. He cofounded the Sam Cary Bar Association and also volunteers with the Denver and Colorado bar associations, the Colorado Alzheimer’s Association and the NAACP Youth Chapter.

New board member Tim Kelly

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Timothy M. Kelly

Member, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2018

Tim Kelly is a retired newspaper executive from Lexington, Ky. He serves on the Governance Committee and the AARP Nominating Committee. He retired in 2011 as president and publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader, a position he held for nearly 15 years. Before that, he held key news and editorial management positions in several top newspaper companies. Following his retirement, he became senior adviser to the CEO of iHigh.com, a video website for youth activities. He served three terms on the board of the YMCA of the U.S.A. and has been involved in two dozen civic and charitable organizations.

Jacob Lozada

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Jacob Lozada

Member, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2014

Jake Lozada, Ph.D., is an independent management consultant from Fairfax, Va. He serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and the AARP Nominating Committee. He is a member of the Andrews Federal Credit Union Budget Committee and serves on the boards of the Association of University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad and the national Medical Music Group. Earlier in his career, he was senior advisor for diversity strategies at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, assistant secretary of the Veterans Administration, principal at Booz Allen & Hamilton, management consultant at EDS and a U.S. Army colonel.  Opportunities in education, mentoring and public speaking are significant in his volunteer efforts. 

J David Nelson

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David Nelson

Member, AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2014

Dave Nelson, MBA, is a business leader from Old Greenwich, Conn. He serves on the Governance Committee and is chair of the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. After a 33-year career at IBM, he pursued an encore career as chief operating officer of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. For his work with NFTE, he was named a 2006 Purpose Prize Fellow. He is vice chair of the board of VaporStream, a Chicago-based software firm, and serves on the boards of CenterLight Healthcare and the Literacy Assistance Center, both in New York City.

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