California Commission on Aging seeks new Executive Director


The California Commission on Aging (CCoA) is actively recruiting a replacement for retiring Executive Director Sandi Fitzpatrick. CCoA is seeking candidates who are knowledgeable as well as passionate about the issues, opportunities and challenges facing California’s rapidly expanding older adult population. Ideal candidates possess strong administrative, leadership and legislative policy experience as well as exemplary communication skills.
More information about CCoA and the Executive Director position, as well as the application process, can be found at or on the CCoA website The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, August 17, 2018.

CCoA is an independent unit of state government, designated as the state’s principal advocate for older adults. CCoA’s reach is broad, comprehensive and dynamic. Much of the work centers on public policy and advocacy as well as education. CCoA frequently collaborates with other organizations to promote and discuss the needs of California’s aging population. CCoA priorities include issues related to physical and mental health, women’s rights, poverty, elder justice, long-term services and supports, longevity and caregiving. Established in 1973 by a California government mandate and confirmed in the Older Californians Act, CCoA is comprised of 25 commissioners – representing diverse fields related to aging. Commissioners serve three-year terms as volunteers and are appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly or the Senate Rules Committee.