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Nancy E. Lundebjerg

American Geriatrics Society

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For almost 20 years, Nancy Lundebjerg has been a leading advocate for programs and services that will improve the health, well-being and quality of life of older Americans. She is a champion for geriatrics health professionals and, because of her own experiences as a family caregiver, recognizes the important role they play in caring for frail older people. Under her leadership, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has emerged as a leading advocate for programs and policies that benefit older adults, supported the development of geriatrics academic leaders, expanded the number of surgical and related medical specialists who are focused on improving care of older adults in their discipline, and enhanced AGS outreach to the public through the AGS Health in Aging Foundation.

As AGS CEO, Lundebjerg also leads the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP), a supporting organization of the AGS, as well as the AGS Health in Aging Foundation. Prior to becoming CEO, she served as the AGS Chief Operating Officer from 2008 through 2015, having joined the AGS in 1998.

Lundebjerg previously was administrator of the Center for the Study of Society and Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was responsible for programmatic support, budget development and management, grant writing and funder relationships, and overseeing human resources. She served as a Woodruff Scholar at the University of Hartford and a fellow in the Office of Legislative Research for the Connecticut State Legislature. Lundebjerg earned her MPA from the University of Hartford and her BA from Connecticut College.

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