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AARP Foundation Board of Directors

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Board of Directors


Libby Sartain

AARP Foundation Board Chair

Libby Sartainof Bastrop, Texas, MBA is an independent advisor, working with companies on human resource issues. With more than 40 years of experience in human resources, she is also an author and frequent public speaker, using her HR leadership and management experience at companies in technology, transportation and manufacturing.

She led human resources at Yahoo! and at Southwest Airlines during transformative periods. Both companies were among Fortune magazine’s “Best Places to Work” during her tenure. She is Chair of the Board of SHRM Foundation, the former board chair of the Society for Human Resource Management and is on the board of ManpowerGroup. She resides in Texas.


Diane D. Miller

Vice Chair, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Diane D. Miller, of Sacramento, Calif., is President and CEO of Wilcox Miller & Nelson, a human capital consulting firm located in Sacramento, California.  Prior to joining her firm, Ms. Miller served as Vice President of Portfolio Management for a national real estate investment company, which at that time was the second largest in the nation.

Ms. Miller is a certified public company director through the Director Certification Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and holds a current Certificate of Director Professionalism, Board Governance Fellow, and Master designations from the National Association of Corporate Directors. Since 2007, she has been facilitating public, private and nonprofit company board evaluation and governance education programs.

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Judge Patricia Banks

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Judge Patricia Banks (Retired, Chicago, Ill.) received her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Judge Banks practiced law for over 20 years before her 1994 election to a judgeship for the Circuit Court of Cook County. She served as a trial judge in the Domestic Relations and Law Divisions prior to her appointment as the founding Presiding Judge of the Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies (ELMR) Division from 2010-2017. The ELMR Division is the only division of its kind in the United States and was established to improve access to justice for the elderly.

Judge Banks has served as a consultant on elder abuse for the National Center for State Courts. She is also a former faculty member of the Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Conference, where she lectured on elder abuse and aging. She has given testimony before the Elder Justice Coordinating Council, and most recently participated in a panel discussion at a congressional briefing on the intergenerational, interdisciplinary issue of advance care planning. She is a former board member for the Center for Conflict Resolution and is a certified mediator with advanced certification in Eldercare Mediation.

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Robert “Bob” Blancato

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Robert “Bob” Blancato of Alexandria, Va., is president of Matz, Blancato and Associates, a public and government relations firm.  He spent 17 years on the staff of the U.S. House Select Committee on Aging and has participated in four White House Conferences on Aging, including as the Executive Director of the 1995 White House Conference on Aging.  With over 30 years of deep experience in the field of aging and public service, he is executive director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and the National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition.

As a volunteer, Bob serves on the Board of the National Hispanic Council on Aging.  From 2016 to 2018, he chaired the American Society on Aging (ASA).  He is a former volunteer State President of AARP Virginia and served six years on the Board of the National Council on Aging.  He is a former president of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. 

In 2019, he was appointed by HHS Secretary Alex Azar to the National Advisory Council on Rural Health and Human Services.  Bob was named to the ASA Hall of Fame in 2020. He was knighted by the Republic of Italy in 2011.

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Elaine Boltz

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Elaine Boltz is a transformational leader, recognized for driving impactful, large-scale change for top retail and consumer businesses. She has more than 15 years of growing revenue for companies ranging from $1 billion to $25 billion in global sales. In her most recent role as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operations and Transformation Officer for Crocs Inc., she led the revolution of the company’s global supply chain, technology, and inventory planning, enabling revenues to triple during her tenure. Prior, Boltz served as President of TJX Digital, a stand-alone operating division of TJX Companies that launched ecommerce. 

Elaine earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Claire Casey

AARP Foundation President

As president of AARP Foundation, Claire Casey guides the strategic direction of the nation’s leading organization committed to reducing poverty for older adults. In her first year, the Foundation worked with more than 1 million older adults with low income, who earned $913 million through new jobs, benefits or tax refunds, and it fought for their rights all the way up to the Supreme Court. Working with staff and partners, Claire also led the development of a roadmap for how AARP Foundation can reach even more people and change more lives.

Under her leadership, the Foundation is investing in technology and research and capitalizing on expertise built over 60 years helping older adults access economic opportunity to advance effective, scalable solutions. It’s embracing volunteerism to drive social change, building on a base of more than 27,000 committed volunteers who power the Foundation’s Experience Corps and Tax-Aide programs.

Claire joined the Foundation from Economist Impact, where she was the global head of policy and insights. She managed teams on five continents, driving awareness and action on critical global issues such as food security and global aging. She also founded FP Analytics, the research and analysis division of the FP Group and publisher of Foreign Policy magazine, where she pioneered a new kind of thought leadership platform combining independent public policy research with the creativity and reach of a respected media brand.

She has more than two decades of experience leading organizations through transformation and growth and providing evidence-based strategic advisory services to Fortune 100 corporations, foundations, governments and international institutions. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Financial Times, International Economy, Americas Quarterly, The Telegraph, and Foreign Policy. She holds a master’s in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s in international politics and economics from Middlebury College. Claire is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Sailesh Chutani

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Sailesh Chutani is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in technology, health care, and telecommunications in the Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. He has a track record of bringing significant innovations to the market that have served millions of customers and created billions of dollars in value.

Most recently Sailesh was the CTO of Logitech ($5B+ public company) reporting to the CEO.  He helped the company grow from $3B to over $5B in revenue, through the development of new businesses, products, and capabilities. Prior to that he had executive roles at Amazon and Microsoft and was the CEO of a pioneering digital health company Mobisante.

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Ann G. Daw

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Ann G. Daw, of Crompond, NY, is currently President of Crepini, LLC, a maker of zero net carb wraps that are low calorie, gluten free and keto and paleo friendly and distributed throughout the U.S. Canada and Japan.  Prior to this position she was President of the not-for-profit Specialty Food Association having held that position since 2006. During her tenure, membership grew by more than 30%, retention exceeded not-for-profit membership norms, and attendance at the two SFA trade shows – in NY and San Francisco - grew exponentially.

She established the organization’s first foundation supporting continuing education, research, fighting hunger and food waste, innovation, and outreach, and increased the net assets five-fold. She established strong governance and oversight guidelines while building a culture of accountability and collaboration.

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Gregory J. Dyson 

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Gregory J. Dyson of Olney, Md., is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), the nation’s leading non-profit promoting a just economy for all through wealth creation, housing opportunities, community development and racial equity. He is a member of NCRC’s Senior Executive Team with oversight of Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Operations and Innovation.

Previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the ANA Enterprise, the family of organizations composed of the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Nurses Foundation. ANA represents the interests of the nation’s 4+ million registered nurses.

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Noreen Gillen

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Noreen Gillen is a Wealth Management Advisor and oversees the Wealth Planning experience for a boutique-style banking and investment group inside of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Manhattan, New York. She and her team advise on complex financial issues to help clients achieve their long term goals. Areas of focus include investment strategy, cash flow analysis, pre-transaction planning, estate and tax planning, risk management, wealth transfer and charitable planning.

She holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor ™ (CRPC®) designation. Noreen also earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor® (CEPA®) designation offered by the Exit Planning Institute, which educates and certifies qualified professional advisors in the field of exit planning for privately held business owners. 

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Betty J. Hudson

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Betty J. Hudson of Fort Worth, Texas is President, Hudson & Associates and an award-winning communications industry leader with more than four decades of experience in every aspect of corporate and strategic communications including consumer, employee, financial, and cause-related marketing, as well as brand and communications management. Betty’s career was spent in Fortune 500 companies and media conglomerates, including the National Geographic Society, where she was part of the leadership team that transformed the iconic brand from domestic magazine publisher to the world’s largest science, research and education organization with multiple content platforms and consumer services.

Betty has consistently been able to contribute deep knowledge in technology transformation to innovate consumer brands and deliver new products. She continues to support major enterprises as a strategic communications consultant.


Rosanna A. Márquez

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Rosanna A. Márquez served from 2014 to 2021 as AARP Illinois State President, helping to shape and drive AARP Illinois advocacy at the state and local level. From 2002 to 2014, she was President and CEO of Eleanor Foundation, leading its transformation into a research-oriented grant-making foundation focused on economic self-sufficiency for working women of modest means. 

Márquez was the Midwest regional administrator for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Earlier, she was Director of Programs in the Chicago Mayor’s Office, a Cabinet-level position, where she oversaw and coordinated federal, housing and community issues. She was a litigation associate at the law firm, Mayer Brown. 

Márquez serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation. She holds a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and a JD from Harvard University Law School.

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Susan Werth

Member, AARP Foundation Board of Directors

Susan Werth of Miami, Fla., is a career corporate legal executive with extensive experience in hospitality and real estate development and a reputation for collaboration and strategic advocacy. During her twenty years at Starwood Hotels she held a variety of legal and executive roles, the last as SVP & General Counsel for The Americas, Starwood’s largest division with over 650 hotels in 23 countries.

Pre-Starwood, Susan was SVP & General Counsel of Vistana, Inc., a publicly-traded vacation ownership developer and operator acquired by Starwood in 1999. Before joining Vistana, Susan was in private practice as a real estate partner at the Miami office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP specializing in complex real estate, corporate, and securitization transactions.

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