For thirty years, James Firman, EdD, has been a leading force for innovation in services, programs, and public policies for older persons.
Under his leadership, NCOA has developed many nationally acclaimed programs to improve the health, independence, and economic security of older adults. NCOA has also 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 (three times), Board Chair of the National Human Services Assembly, and Chair of the Independent Sector’s National Advisory Committee on Charting Social Impact. For the last three years he has been named one of The NonProfit Times Top 50 leaders on their Power & Influence list.
The Aging Mastery Program ® (AMP) is an innovative program developed by the National Council on Aging that encourages mastery—developing sustainable behaviors that lead to improved health, financial security, and overall well-being.
Participants will learn how AMP grew and how it can be implemented in their center.