Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN


Jennie Chin Hansen is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of the American Geriatrics Society, the largest professional membership organization of physicians (mainly geriatricians) and other health professionals committed to the care of older adults with care complexity. In May 2010, she completed her two-year term as President of the 38 million-member AARP following six additional years on AARP’s national board of directors.

Ms. Chin Hansen currently serves on the boards of The SCAN Foundation, the SCAN Health Plan and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She also serves on the board of trustees of the Health, Education and Research Trust of the American Hospital Association and the Altarum Institute.  Since 2012, she has been appointed to the national Veteran’s Health Administration Advisory Committee on Gerontology and now serves as its Vice Chair.  In 2015, she began her board service with the nonprofit, faith-based Dignity Health System, which encompasses 39 hospitals and 250 other sites/programs of care. In addition, she serves with the National Quality Forum and National Committee of Quality Assurance relative to quality measures in geriatrics and dual-eligible populations.

Her honors include a 2004 CMS Administrator’s Award of Achievement, a 2010 Innovator in Health Award from the New England Healthcare Institute, and the 2011 Picker Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care in Long-Term Care. In 2015, she received the American Society on Aging’s Hall of Fame Award and was selected as one of 50 PBS Next Avenue National Influencers in Aging. In addition to being a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, she has received alumni awards from the University of California, San Francisco and Boston College, including an honorary doctorate.