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AARP Hawaii Names Advocacy Director

Audrey Suga-Nakagawa

AARP Hawaii announces the appointment of Audrey Suga-Nakagawa as director of advocacy. She comes to AARP with more than 25 years of consulting and management experience in public health, health care administration, social services and gerontology. Prior to her appointment, Suga-Nakagawa served on AARP Hawaii’s volunteer Executive Council and provided outreach and advocacy expertise to public- and private-sector agencies as the owner of ASN Consulting Services.

“AARP is pleased to welcome to our team an advocate of Audrey’s experience with aging and disability issues,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton. “Her knowledge of government and achievements in the areas of community planning and outreach, strategic planning and policy analysis have prepared her well to assume this important leadership position.”

Suga-Nakagawa coordinated the development of Hawaii’s state-wide Aging and Disability Resource Center, the one-stop shop for long-term care resources for elderly and disabled adults, family caregivers and health care professionals. She has also provided project management support for the Honolulu Age Friendly City initiative.

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