National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.

NCBA believes older adults—regardless of race, ethnicity, or status—are the fabric of our country and have earned the right to enjoy their golden years without fear or lack of resources.


The National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc. was founded in 1970 to ensure that the particular concerns of elderly
minorities would be addressed in the then-upcoming 1971 White House Conference on Aging.

Since then, NCBA has helped protect and improve the quality of life for elderly populations, making certain-that legislators,
policymakers, philanthropists, advocacy groups, service organizations, thought leaders, and the public-at-large include
minority seniors in their programs, policy-and law-making, and giving. 

NCBA is one of the country’s oldest organizations dedicated to aging issues and the only national organization devoted to minority and low-income aging. 
NCBA is headquartered in Washington, DC. A501(c)(3) not-for-profit, NCBA is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

-Kathryn Boles
-Wuhan Dansby, Chairman
-B.Keith Fulton
-Vanessa Northington Gamble, M.D., Ph.D.
-Mary S. Harris, PhD
-Karyne Jones, President & CEO
-Michelle Levister
-Darlene P.  Richeson
-R.Lucia Riddle, Treasurer/Audit Chair
-Anne R. Simpson, M.D., C.M.D.
-John M. Thompson, PhD
-William Clyburn
-Claudia M. Davis, PhD
-Renee Bovelle, MD

Meet the Leadership Team

President & CEO

Karyne Jones, hasled the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.(NCBA) and NCBA Housing Management and Development Corporation since 2003, overseeing all operations of the only national organization devoted solely to providing effective leadership in making minority participation in aging services a national issue and priority. Read more…


Elias Hussein

Executive Vice President

Elias Hussein, has been with NCBA since 1978. He oversees operations in all of the organization’s program areas.


Angie Boddie

Director of Health Programs

Angie Boddie, joined NCBA in 2004. She directs all health promotions, advocacy, and education programs for NCBA.


Debra Carter

Director of Employment Services

Debra Carter, has been with NCBA since 2003. She directs the organization’s employment counseling, training, and information services.


Dwight Mayes

Director of Housing Program

Dwight Mayes, has been with NCBA since 2002. He directs all of NCBA housing portfolio