Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN, a
nurse and educator from San Francisco,
California, is AARP’s 23rd President. She
serves on the CEO Evaluation Committee
and is an ex-officio member of three standing
committees: Board Governance, Audit and
Finance and Member Value Social Impact. Ms. Hansen is
senior fellow at the Center for the Health Professions at the
University of California/San Francisco. She transitioned to
teaching in 2005 after nearly 25 years at On Lok, a family
of nonprofit organizations providing comprehensive and
community-based long-term care services in San Francisco.
She also serves on the Medicare Payment Advisory
Commission and as a juror for the Purpose Prize sponsored
by Civic Ventures.
W. Lee Hammond (President-Elect)
Lee Hammond, a retired educator from
Salisbury, Maryland, is AARP’s President-
elect. He will automatically succeed to AARP
President in 2010. He chairs AARP’s National
Policy Council and is an ex-officio member
of the Board Member Value Social Impact
Committee. After beginning his career as a classroom
teacher in Wicomico County, Maryland, Mr. Hammond
served as a school administrator for 25 years. He is a
member of the Maryland Commission on Aging and the
Maryland Interagency Committee on Aging Services. His
previous volunteer leadership includes service as volunteer
president of both the Maryland Retired Teacher Association
and AARP Maryland.
Bonnie M. Cramer (Board Chair)
Bonnie Cramer, MSW, an experienced
budget and human resources expert from
Raleigh, North Carolina, is AARP’s Board
Chair. In this capacity, she chairs the Board
Governance Committee and the CEO
Evaluation Committee, and is an ex-officio
member of AARP’s National Nominating Committee. Ms.
Cramer retired from a 30-year career with North Carolina’s
Department of Health and Human Services and with the
governor’s Office of State Budget and Management, where
she served as assistant state budget officer for Health and
Human Services. She worked for 10 years with the Division
of Aging, serving as director during rapid development of
community-based service systems.
Phil Zarlengo (Board Vice Chair)
Phil Zarlengo, PhD, a national education
consultant from Jamestown, Rhode Island,
is AARP’s Vice Chair. In that capacity, he
chairs the Board Member Value Social
Impact Committee. He also serves on the
Board Governance and CEO Evaluation
Committees. Dr. Zarlengo is a national consultant for
developing and evaluating innovative staff training
programs for urban school systems. Previously, he was
executive director of Brown University’s Regional and
Islands Educational Laboratory. Dr. Zarlengo’s prior
volunteer service for AARP includes being president of
AARP Rhode Island and a member of AARP’s National
Volunteer Engagement Project.
Robert Romasco (Secretary/
Robert Romasco, MBA, a corporate
operations and financial management expert
from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is AARP’s
Secretary/Treasurer. In this capacity, he chairs
the Board Audit and Finance Committee.
He also serves as a trustee on the AARP Insurance Trust.
Mr. Romasco is experienced in strategy development,
marketing positioning and brand construction, operations
management and organizational change. He was a senior
vice president at the Quality Value Convenience (QVC) retail
television network, as well as executive vice president and
chief marketing officer of CIGNA Health Care Systems. He
previously served on the AARP Andrus Foundation’s Board
of Trustees and in numerous church leadership positions.
Yash Aggarwal, PhD, JD, is a financial planner
and risk manager from Costambar, Puerto
Plata, Dominican Republic. He serves on
the Board Governance Committee and the
National Nominating Committee. Previously,
Dr. Aggarwal was AARP New York State
President and a member of AARP’s National Policy Council.
He retired from MetLife and from Sensearth, Inc., a seismic
risk consultation corporation. He founded IndiaPAC (
India-U.S. Political Action Committee) to foster better relations
between the U.S. and India. He also chaired the nonprofit
Asian-American Coalition, which facilitated the integration
of Asian Americans into the U.S. mainstream. He is fluent
Spanish, French and several Indian languages.