Kelly Niles-Yokum, MPA, PhD – Director of the Gerontology Master’s Program University of La Verne; President, California Council on Gerontology and Geriatric

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Dr. Kelly Niles-Yokum received her doctorate in gerontology with a concentration in aging policy from the University of MD, Baltimore County and her master’s in public administration with a specialty in gerontology from Portland State University. She is currently the Director of the Gerontology Master’s Program and an associate professor at the University of La Verne. She is currently the President of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics, the state association for aging in CA.  Dr. Niles-Yokum has been immersed in the field of gerontology for over 20 years and has experience working in a variety of settings and sectors including nonprofit, public, and higher education. Her research interests include older adults and end of life issues, ageism, the lived experience of programs and services, policy and aging, and gerontological education.