WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Firman, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has been named one of The NonProfit Times Top 50 leaders in their Power & Influence list for 2012.
The full list was released today and can be found at www.thenonprofittimes.com.
Firman is cited as "transforming NCOA from a membership organization to a true council of entities that share a common vision for older adults" and describes NCOA as "part think tank, part advocacy force, part incubator of innovation."
Firman has led NCOA since 1995. Under him, NCOA has developed many nationally acclaimed programs to improve the health, independence, and economic security of older adults. NCOA also has developed world-class core competencies in collaborative leadership, fostering and scaling evidence-based innovations, and advocacy.
Firman has served in several national leadership roles, including Chair of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, Board Chair of the National Human Services Assembly, and Chair of the Independent Sector's National Advisory Committee on Charting Social Impact.
"I am honored to receive this recognition, but it is really a reflection on the great work of my NCOA colleagues," said Firman. "We invite everyone to join with NCOA as we seek to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged."
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.ncoa.org |www.facebook.com/NCOAging | www.twitter.com/NCOAging
SOURCE National Council on Aging