Associate State Director for Advocacy for AARP West Virginia.Angela Vance is the Associate State Director for Advocacy for AARP West Virginia. AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
In her role as Associate State Director for Advocacy, Angela is responsible for building and maintaining strong, productive relationships with state and local legislators, key appointed officials, and their staff as well as Members of Congress and their district office staff. Angela also recruits and manages volunteers as part of the AARP Capitol Advocacy Team. Angela and her team of volunteers work every day to be the wise friend in your life and fierce defender on your behalf.
Angela has spent more than 20 years working in the areas of social services, government relations and advocacy. A Marshall University graduate and former social worker, Angela has experience working in direct social service settings as well as program development. After leaving the social work practice, she worked for the West Virginia House of Delegates before moving into positions managing various statewide programs for non-profit organizations such as the West Virginia Alzheimer’s Association, where she serves as a member of the organization’s regional Advisory Board. Respected by legislative leaders & colleagues in the advocacy community, Angela has played an important role in positioning AARP West Virginia as an organization of influence and a primary resource on issues impacting older West Virginians.
Angela and her husband, Chris, and two children reside in Charleston’s Historic East End.