Robert B. Blancato Aging Advocate

Bob Blancato is President of Matz, Blancato, & Associates, a firm integrating strategic consulting, government affairs, advocacy services and association and coalition management.

Currently Bob is National Coordinator of the non-partisan 850 member Elder Justice Coalition. He is also the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs. In 2011 Bob was elected to the Boards of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging. He serves on several other national and state boards.
From 2000-2006 Bob served as President of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and remains on the Board. Bob also previously served on the Boards of the American Society on Aging, and the Greater Washington Urban League. In 2011 he completed a two year term as Chairman of the Commonwealth Council on Aging in his home state of Virginia.

Bob’s government service includes 17 years on the staff of the House Select Committee on Aging. In addition he was Executive Director of the 1995 White House Conference on Aging appointed by President Clinton and on the Policy and Executive Committee for the 2005 Conference appointed by Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

Bob is the recipient of a number of national, state and local awards for advocacy and service including those from NASUAD, N4A, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Older Women’s League and several national elder abuse associations.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and a Masters of Public Administration from American University. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Social Work, the Erickson School at UMBC, and George Washington University.

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