Sandy Markwood


National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

Chief Executive Officer Sandy Markwood has more than 30 years experience in the development and delivery of aging, health, human services, housing and transportation programs in counties and cities across the nation. Prior to coming to n4a in January 2002, Sandy served as the Deputy Director of County Services at the National Association of Counties where she took a lead role in research, training, conference planning, program development, technical assistance and grants management.

As CEO, Sandy is responsible for n4a’s overall management. She sets strategic direction for the staff, oversees the implementation of all policy, grassroots advocacy, membership and program initiatives. She also leads n4a’s fundraising efforts and engages corporate sponsors to support critical initiatives, including an aging awards/best practices program and the Leadership Institute for Area Agency on Aging staff. Externally, Sandy forms strategic partnerships with federal agencies and organizations in aging, human services and health care arenas to enhance the role and recognition of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI programs.


New Policy Windows: Medicare Advantage, Older Americans Act

Presented by Greg Gadbois MD, Sandy Markwood, Andrew MacPherson in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, October 10th.

The current policy and regulatory landscape has opened up new opportunities to improve care and quality of life for individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities. Recent changes to the Medicare Advantage program have ushered in increased flexibility that could greatly accelerate health plan advanced illness-focused innovation. Additionally, there is a growing recognition…