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March 27, 2023
Gables’ Term to Focus on Workforce Challenges, Need to Expand Community-Based Care
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 20, 2022) – American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA) CEO Lisa M. Gables, CPA was announced as the new chair of the American Society on Aging (ASA) today during the organization’s On Aging Conference.
A member of the ASA board since 2014, Gables intends to focus her two-year term on addressing workforce challenges that are leading to inadequate care for the aging population and placing a strain on caregivers.
“The population of people age 65 and older in the United States is projected to reach 80.8 million by 2040 and 94.7 million by 2060 – expanding community-based care solutions is vital for meeting their healthcare needs,” Gables said. “As CEO of AAPA, I know that PAs are just one of many allies in this effort. Through my role at ASA, I will be committed to ensuring all stakeholders – other healthcare professionals, social workers, case managers, and business leaders – work together to make real changes to healthcare delivery so that our aging population can access the care they need.”
Gables’ passion for ensuring the well-being of our nation’s aging population and supporting their caregivers has been central to her leadership roles throughout her career. Prior to joining AAPA in 2012, Gables was the executive director of the National Adult Day Services Association, where she increased awareness of adult day services with federal regulators while managing all aspects of the association’s operations. She also previously served as the chief financial officer of the National Council on Aging and vice president of finance and business development for Active Services Corporation, the nation’s largest adult day services, home care, and rehabilitation network.
“We’re proud to have the nation’s most impactful leaders in aging on our Board of Directors,” said Peter Kaldes, CEO, ASA. “I am looking forward to partnering with Lisa Gables who will bring tremendous value to ASA with her expertise from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.”
ASA brings together leaders from the business, academic, government and nonprofit communities in aging. ASA’s work is framed around five priorities: ageism and culture, economic security, innovation and social impact, health and well-being, and equity and justice. ASA’s programs are designed to promote actionable change in each of these areas individually, and as they intersect.
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About the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA)
AAPA is the national membership organization for all PAs (physician associates/physician assistants). PAs are licensed clinicians who practice medicine in every specialty and setting. Trusted, rigorously educated and trained healthcare professionals, PAs are dedicated to expanding access to care and transforming health and wellness through patient-centered, team-based medical practice. PA has been named one of the best jobs overall and one of the best healthcare jobs for the fifth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report. The PA profession ranked number three this year in Best STEM jobs. Learn more about the profession at aapa.org and engage through Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.