Press Room

Are you a member of the press who wants to talk to our staff, clients, or volunteers, tour our building, and see our programs in action? Our expert staff are available to discuss a range of issues related to aging including:

  • The affordable housing crisis
  • Older adults at risk of homelessness and hunger
  • Creativity and aging
  • The benefits of art therapy
  • Legislation affecting older adults
  • Nutrition
  • Baby Boomers
  • LGBTQ older adults
  • The challenges of caregiving
  • National trends related to aging and long term care
For press inquiries or to have your name added to our press list, please contact:

Susan A. Messina
Director of Development and Communications
202-895-9401
smessina@iona.org

Rosalyn Aquila
Communications and Marketing Manager
202-895-9423
raquila@iona.org


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MEET OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sally S. WhiteWith more than 30 years of experience, Sally White is a leader in the field of aging and champion of the rights of older adults and their caregivers. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland, where she earned a M.S. in Family and Community Development with a Certificate in Gerontology, Sally joined Iona as an intake specialist in 1986. Since that time, she has worn many hats including deputy director of programs and services, director of Iona’s adult day health center, director of quality management and — since 2009 — executive director.

Under her leadership, Iona has added new programs to meet the growing needs of older adults (such as the Take Charge/Age Well Academy for retirees) and continues to expand its care management services and its adult day health center. With a strong commitment to advocacy and improving the quality of life for all older residents of the District and beyond, Sally is instrumental in the leadership of the city-wide DC Senior Advisory Coalition, which she co-chairs, and the DC Coalition on Long Term Care. She also serves on the Program Committee of Generations United and is a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Greater Washington.