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ASA Award

The ASA Award is intended to create visibility for the field of aging, and is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to aging-related research, administration or advocacy.

Nominees must be current ASA members and will be evaluated based on their contributions to aging-related service, including the impact their work has had on national policy or programs, and their professional reputation as a leader on aging issues.

The winner will be featured in the Aging in America Conference program book, in Aging Today and AgeBlog, and on this page.

Submit a nomination
Deadline: October 15, 2018


2018 ASA Award Winner

David Nevison
Chief planning, marketing and development officer, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

David Nevison has fostered innovative aging programming throughout his long career and volunteer service. For more than 25 years, Nevison has assumed multiple leadership roles within ASA; he served on the Board of Directors, chaired the Governance, Research and Awards committees, served on the Board Executive and Finance committees and on the Membership and Board Nominating committees, co-chaired the annual meeting committee and currently serves on the Aging Today Editorial Advisory Committee. Nevison worked with ASA to create and produce a four-day East Coast Conference in Philadelphia.

For the past 30 years, Nevison has been the chief planning, marketing and development officer for the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, developing programming such as a Mental Health and Aging Certificate Program. In the 1980s, he was one of the first professionals to develop a senior center health promotion program and to launch a mental health clinician program to provide counseling. Nevison also created GenPhilly, a 400-member program for emerging professionals in the Philadelphia area that encourages networking and professional development, and fosters advocates and ambassadors for issues in aging. In 2011, GenPhilly received an Innovation Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.


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