Sandy Markwood is the CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the organization which represents the nation’s 622 Area Agencies on Aging and serves as a champion for the more than 246 Title VI Native American aging programs. Collectively these organizations provide a broad range of services and supports to millions of older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers in every community in the U.S. These services include case management, evidence-based health promotion and prevention programs, transitions from hospital to home, home-delivered meals, personal care, medical transportation and medication management. The goal of these services is to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities can age with health, independence and dignity in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
Prior to joining n4a, Markwood worked for 20 years at the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities and as the Assistant to the County Executive in Albemarle County, VA . In these positions, she provided policy and programmatic support to counties and cities throughout the nation on aging, health, human services and community development issues.