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Wendy W. Haith

Executive Secretary, Center to Champion Nursing in America

Wendy Haith, AARP


Wendy Haith is currently the Executive Secretary for the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP. 

Wendy is a seasoned expert with over 19 years of professional experience in all aspects of executive support and administration.  Wendy ensures that the Center’s Directors and staff have resources needed to accomplish AARP goals in support of CCNA.  She also coordinates weekly Team meetings, assists with Roundtables, Advisory Committee meetings, Conferences, etc.

Prior to joining CCNA, Wendy held several executive support positions in the following areas:  Workforce Issues, Consumer Protection, and Member Events.  She assisted with special projects including Best Employers for Workers Over 50, Consumer Universities, Reverse Boiler Room Project just to name a few. 

Wendy is currently enrolled in the Empire State Program to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. 

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