Our Team

Generations United is a powerful network of member organizations, partners, and stakeholders committed to improving the lives of children, youth and older adults.

Careers at Generations United

Join our team and advance your career at Generations United. View available positions and learn more about our internship and senior fellow opportunities. Learn more.

Our Staff

Donna Butts

Executive Director

Jaia Peterson Lent

Deputy Executive Director

Bruce Astrein

Senior Fellow

Ana Beltran

Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Shalah Bottoms

Technical Assistance Specialist, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Jamarl D. Clark

Assistant Director, National Center on Grandfamilies

Danica Derriennic

Special Projects Coordinator

Melissa C. Devlin

Assistant Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Karen Gillespie

Grandfamilies Project Coordinator

Nancy Henkin

Senior Fellow

Adam Hlava

Finance and Operations Director

Constance Jones

Office Assistant

Irv Katz

Senior Fellow

Michael Marcus

Senior Fellow

Emily Patrick

Senior Manager

Chelsi Rhoades

Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

Anita Rogers

Senior Fellow

Generations United

Ali Siegmund

Technical Assistance Coordinator, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Sheri Steinig

Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications

Rachel Tailby

Operations Coordinator

Maari Weiss

Communications Coordinator, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Robyn Wind

GRAND Voices Support Coordinator

Our Leadership

Board Officers

Chair

Matthew E. Melmed

Executive Director

ZERO TO THREE

Vice Chair

Joseph P. Cuticelli

Partner

Marleon Capital

Secretary

Barb Quaintance

Senior Vice President, Office of Volunteer and Civic Engagement

AARP

Treasurer

Mary Anne Mason

Partner (Retired)

Crowell & Moring LLP

Board Members

Nebeyou Abebe

Senior Vice President, Social Determinants of Health

Highmark Health

Sheri Brady

Vice President, Strategy and Program

Children's Defense Fund

Cody Burch

Division President, Leadership Solutions

AMN Healthcare

Lisa Coen

U.S Public Affairs Lead

Pfizer Vaccines

Lynette Fraga

Executive Director

Child Care Aware of America

Hon. Gerald Hyland

Mount Vernon District Supervisor (Retired)

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Karyne Jones

President & CEO

National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.

Sarah Kastelic

Executive Director

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Executive Vice President of External Affiars

Volunteers of America

Gerri Mason Hall

Global VP Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

NetApp

Janet McUlsky

President

McUlsky Health Force LLC

Pamela B. Smith

Executive Director

Alex Smith Foundation

Strategic Advisors

Marc Freedman

Founder & Co-CEO

CoGenerate

Robyn I. Stone

Senior Vice President, Research and Co-Director

LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Mary Ann Van Clief

Vice President

The Brookdale Foundation Group

Juan Williams

Correspondent and Journalist

Fox News

Our GRAND Voices Network

Generations United’s GRAND Voices Network is comprised of a select group of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country. Learn more.

Our Committees

Policy Committee

Co-Chair

Kendra Kuehn

National Adult Protective Services Association

Co-Chair

Steven Olender

Think of Us

Board Liason

Hon. Gerald Hyland

Mount Vernon District Supervisor (Retired)

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

USAging

Kati Mapa

Child Welfare League of America

Joe Huang-Racalto

Child Welfare League of America

Amy Templeman

Social Current

Rachel Mackey

NACo

Medicare Rights Center

Lutheran Services in America

Daniel Hains

ZERO TO THREE

Whitney Pesek

National Women's Law Center

National Council on Aging

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Rohini Khillan

AARP

Mario Cardona

Child Care Aware of America

National Adult Protective Services Association

Patrick Lester

Voice for Adoption

Shaquita Ogletree

Youth Villages

Our United Nations Representatives

Generations United’s UN Resources

Publication Statement for UN Working Group on Older Persons
Statement for the 12th Open-Ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons April 11-14, 2022
Generations United’s Quadrennial Report to the United Nations for the Period Covering 2017–2020
This report to the United Nations highlights Generations United's contribution to the UN's work.
News Article Generations United’s Report to the UN on the 31st Annual UNIDOP
This report, written by Magda Kaczmarska, shares highlights from the 31st annual UN International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP), which focused on "Digital Equity for All Ages."