Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, M.S., FAAN, is CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and immediate past president of AARP. Ms. Hansen taught nursing at San Francisco State University and held an appointment as senior fellow at University of California, San Francisco, Center for the Health Professions. She transitioned to teaching in 2005 after nearly 25 years with On Lok, Inc., a nonprofit family of organizations providing integrated, globally financed and comprehensive primary, acute and long-term care community-based services in San Francisco. She served as a federal commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and Institute of Medicine member on the Robert Woods Johnson initiative on the future of nursing. She currently serves as a board member of the SCAN Foundation and a board officer of the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2011 she was appointed board member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, member of the American Hospital Association Equity of Care Committee and co-chair of the steering committee for the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care.
Dr. Heather M. Young, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, is the associate vice chancellor for nursing at University of California, Davis and the founding dean at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. A nurse leader, educator and scientist, Dr. Young is nationally recognized as an expert in gerontological nursing and rural health care. Her research on nurse delegation in Washington state led to changes in long-term care policy in that state and beyond. She published the first study of medication errors in assisted living and has examined the use of technology to promote medication safety in rural hospitals. Most recently, Dr. Young joined other nurse educators and leaders in spearheading California’s efforts to implement recommendations of the recent Institute of Medicine report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” She has served as co-chair of the measurement workgroup for the Long Term Quality Alliance.