Department of Aging Announces PA Council on Aging's New Officers

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Aging Brian Duke today announced the newly elected officers of the Pennsylvania Council on Aging (PCOA) for 2012-13.

The council advises Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Aging on the planning, coordination and delivery of services to older Pennsylvanians and advocates for the concerns of older adults.

The council's new officers are:

  • Sallie (Sarah) Parker, Dauphin County – chair.
  • Stu Wesbury, Lancaster County – vice chair.
  • Jen Martchek, Allegheny County - re-elected secretary. 

"These individuals are uniquely qualified to assist the department in carrying out the goals and objectives listed in our 2012-13 State Plan on Aging," said Duke. "Each one of them brings a wealth of inspiration and experience to realize our mission."

The council is comprised of 21 members, the majority of whom are required to be 60 years of age or older. Members are nominated by the governor and subject to Senate confirmation.

The new officers will officially take office at the council's Oct. 3 meeting in Harrisburg.

For more information about the Department of Aging or the Pennsylvania Council on Aging, visit

Media contact: Christina Reese, 717-783-1549

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging


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