Janine Tursini  |  Director & CEO

Phone: (301) 255-0103
Fax: (301) 230-0411

Janine Tursini is AFTA’s Director & CEO and the leading force behind the organization’s pioneering directions and its national recognition for best practices, program design and outcomes: Under her tenure Arts for the Aging has been named a Model Program in Lifelong Learning by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Trailblazer by the Maryland Department of Aging and One of the Best D.C. Area Small Charities for Excellence, Impact and Cost-effectiveness by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. AFTA has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, on CNN News, and in the award-winning national PBS documentary film Do Not Go Gently. Janine is on the Applied Health Equity Education Council with the Rodham Institute of George Washington University (GWU), Maryland’s Age-Friendly Montgomery (County) Advisory Group, the Smithsonian Institution Dementia Programming Advisory Committee. She consults nationally on best practices in the growing field of creative aging. She has served on advisory boards for the GWU Center on Aging, Health, and Humanities, and the National Center for Creative Aging, and she is a member of Leadership Greater Washington class of 2018. Her article, A Person Who Is Becoming, is published in the Creativity & Human Development International e-Journal, and she has contributed to seminal industry resource guides including Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit and Bringing the Arts to Life: A Guide to the Arts and Long-Term Care.