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Gay Powell Hanna

An arts leader, Gay Powell Hanna, PhD MFA, directed national arts service organizations supporting the fields of medicine and public health including geriatrics and gerontology. She is on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Aging and Health Master’s Program, teaching the humanities and ethics of aging. Hanna has published widely across disciplines including Americans for the Arts Monographs, AMA Journal of Ethics, The Gerontologist and most recently the Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. Her policy publications include National Endowment for the Arts Summit Report on Creativity and Aging in America affiliated with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. She is known for building collaborations across disciplines and industries to address issues around inclusion and disparity through the arts services including being an organizer of the Creative Aging Innovation Forum 2022. Hanna maintains a sculpture studio in Arlington, Virginia, where she lives with her husband, Philip, and puppy, Michelangelo.