If your state doesn't have a state advocate and you would like to volunteer to be one or want to know more about the program, please go to Engage at https://engage.apta.org/communities/volunteer-home?CommunityKey=425ed987-0200-4e53-91c1-e48861618bf0. There are additional positions posted online to share the State Advocate positions. More details are available online including the State Advocate job description. If you would like additional details about being a State Advocate, please contact Beth Black (West Regional Coordinator), Beth Castellini (Mid Regional Coordinator) or Aliya Decates (East Regional Coordinator).
Beth Black, West Regional Coordinator: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Beth Castellini, Mid Regional Coordinator: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Aliya Decates, East Regional Coordinator: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, DC
The State Advocates work at the local level to advocate for older adults. Some of the responsibilities of an Advocate are:
Only green states have state advocates