Anabel Pelham, Ph.D. is president of the National Association of Professional Gerontologists (NAPG) http://www.napgerontologists.org and emeriti professor and founding director of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco State University. She is also Founding Director of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFE) http://www.cfafe.org a project of the Los Altos Community Foundation and a past member of the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Dr. Pelham is president of the Board of Directors of the Council on Aging, Central Oregon http://www.councilonaging.org, and a member of the Advisory Council of Grupo Dabvsa, Mexico. Dr. Pelham is past president of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG) and is an active member of GSA, CAG and IAGG and serves on the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education's Global Aging Committee. She is a former Chair of the Senior Commission for the City of Los Altos/Los Altos Hills, where she led the successful initiative to make Los Altos and Los Altos Hills the first Age-Friendly (City and Town) in California.
Dr. Pelham has expertise in global issues in aging and gerontology, Age-Friendly Cities and community development, community-based health and human services, qualitative research methods, graduate gerontology curriculum development, geriatric care management, life-long learning, and credentialing and accreditation in the field of gerontology. She has lectured and taught for several years internationally and in the former European Masters in Gerontology (EuMaG) Summer School in multiple countries around the world.
Dr. Pelham's current interests are: creating Age-Friendly Cities and communities, professionalizing the discipline of Gerontology and compassion as a core value in aging. She recently contributed a chapter: Creating Compassionate Communities: The Intersection of Resilience, Democracy and Age-Friendliness, in Sharing Compassion, Rainsford Press, Dublin, Ireland, 2018.
Center for Age-Friendly Excellence: http://www.cfafe.org
Council on the Aging of Central Oregon: http://www.councilonaging.org
Age-Friendly Cities: http://www.who.int/ageing/age_friendly_cities_network/en
SFSU Gerontology Program: https://gerontology.sfsu.edu/home