Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN


Jennie Chin Hansen, a seasoned health care leader, currently serves on several boards related to health care, care delivery transformation, long-term services and supports financing, chronic care innovation, and intergenerational health and well-being for older adults. She is currently Board Chair of The SCAN Foundation.

Ms. Hansen is a Consultant to Hirsch Philanthropic Advisors, working on a San Francisco initiative to support and develop safer and more appropriate care through Geriatric Emergency Departments (GEDs) and emergency service systems that pay particular focus to those who have cognitive challenges, including dementia. During fall 2019, she was appointed as a Stakeholder to California’s Department of Health and Human Services to develop the state’s first ever Master Plan for Aging, as well as the Governor’s Commission on Health Care for All (HCFA).

Prior service includes nearly 25 years with On Lok, Inc., a nonprofit family of organizations providing integrated, globally financed and comprehensive community-based services for older adults with complex needs in San Francisco. On Lok’s groundbreaking, globally capitated, and coordinated service delivery became the prototype for the 1997 federal law that incorporated the Program of All Inclusive Care to the Elderly (PACE) into Medicare and Medicaid programs, which now operate in 31 states. In 2011, Ms. Hansen completed a six-year term as a Federal Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reporting to Congress.

From 2010 until April 2015, she was CEO of the American Geriatrics Society where she led a group of nearly 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. Ms. Hansen serves on the boards of the nonprofit SCAN Medicare Advantage Health Plan and the Altarum Institute. She serves on National Committee for Quality Assurance where she reviews proposed national geriatrics quality measures. Since 2012, she has also been appointed to the national Veteran’s Administration Advisory Committee on Gerontology and Geriatrics.

In 2010, Ms. Hansen completed her term as president of AARP, during the heat of health care reform of the Affordable Care Act, following six years on its national board of directors during which time the Medicare Part D Plan benefits were signed into law.