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Anabel Pelham, Ph.D. is president of the National Association of Professional Gerontologists (NAPG) and emeritus professor and founding director of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco State University. Dr. Pelham is Founding Executive Director of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFE) a project of the Los Altos Community Foundation and a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors. Dr. Pelham is a member of the Los Altos Women's Caucus and a facilitator of Los Altos Forward (LAF). Dr. Pelham is a member of the Board of Directors of The Council on Aging of Central Oregon:

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. Dr. Pelham has served as a keynote speaker, lectured and taught for several years internationally. Pelham's current interests are: creating Age-Friendly Cities and communities, professionalizing the discipline of Gerontology and compassion as a core value in aging.

Dr. Pelham is past president of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG) and is active in The Gerontological Society of America, Canadian Association on Gerontology, and The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Dr. Pelham is former Chair of the Senior Commission for the City of Los Altos, where she led the successful initiative to make Los Altos and Los Altos Hills the first Age-Friendly (City and Town) in California. She is a member of the Advisory Council of Grupo Dabvsa, Mexico. Dr. Pelham lives in Bend, Oregon and travels extensively advancing academic gerontology and age-friendly communities.

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