For over 20 years, Brenda Sulick has advocated for health care and financial security policies that improve the lives of vulnerable older adults and their families. Prior to her arrival at the National Council on Aging as Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, she was the Vice President of Public, Government, and Community Affairs at SCAN Health Plan.

Her previous experience includes positions as Health and Long-Term Services and Supports Policy Integration Director at AARP, Senior Policy Advisor at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Vice-President of Congressional Affairs at the National PACE Association, and Director of Federal Health Policy at the Alzheimer's Association. 

In 2022, Sulick was named a Carol Emmott Foundation Women in Health Care Leadership Fellow. She was also a national recipient of the John Heinz Senate Fellowship in Aging, and worked for US Senator Blanche Lincoln, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and Special Committee on Aging. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and former recipient of the Somers Research Internship on Long-Term Care and Aging.

Sulick has a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University, MA degree in Public Policy/Gerontology from George Washington University, and BA degree in Political Science from York College.