NCOA CEO James Firman Named One of The NonProfit Times Top 50 Leaders for 2013
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NCOA CEO James Firman Named One of The NonProfit Times Top 50 Leaders for 2013


August 7, 2013

NCOA Media Contact
Jean Van Ryzin

Washington, DC – For the second year in a row, James Firman, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has been named one of The NonProfit Times Top 50 Power & Influence nonprofit leaders.

Firman is cited as “an effective coalition leader … he just might know more about aging than anyone in Washington, DC.”

“The possibility of experiencing positive, vital aging lasting into our 10th decade of life is one of the new realities of the 21st century,” Firman told The NonProfit Times.

For more than 30 years, Firman has been a leading force for innovation in services, programs, and public policies for older adults. He joined NCOA in 1995. Under his leadership, NCOA has developed nationally acclaimed programs to improve the health, independence, and economic security of older adults. NCOA also has 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. He is currently Co-Convener of the national Self-Management Alliance.

“Once again, I am humbled to be included with these outstanding leaders who are working for a better world,” said Firman. “Aging is an issue that affects all of us and every aspect of society. I encourage everyone to embrace aging and to join NCOA in our mission to improve the lives of millions of older adults.”


About NCOA  The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. Our goal is to improve the health, independence, and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. For more than 60 years, NCOA has been a trusted voice and innovative problem-solver helping seniors navigate the challenges of aging in America. We work with local and national partners to give older adults tools and information to stay healthy and secure, and we advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of all seniors, especially the most vulnerable. For more information, please visit