Barb Quaintance is the Senior Vice President of the Office of Volunteer and Civic Engagement at AARP. This office helps redefine volunteerism by integrating flexibility with challenging opportunities that fit with the nature of our members’ lives, making volunteering easier and more accessible. Barb has a rich history of collaborating with volunteers, from programs to state offices, and was instrumental in creating AARP’s annual Day of Service. Barb established AARP’s Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program, an early model of what ultimately grew into the State Health Insurance Programs (SHIP). She also played a lead role in AARP’s State Capacity initiative.
Barb also led the effort to bring Experience Corps to AARP. AARP Experience Corps is one of the nation’s most highly regarded tutoring programs, which engages older adult volunteers to help improve K-3 literacy in underserved schools.
Barb is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of Illinois.