Get to know your ASPN Board. 
Josie Fliger,


Project Location: Tallahassee, Florida. Josie manages all three Senior Corps programs. She is passionate about helping seniors stay active and engaged while dispelling myths about aging. Click here to email Josie.

Sonja Workman, Vice-President


Project Location: Beatrice, Nebraska. Sonja states that she loves being part of a board who are passionate about FGP and understands the impact on communities across the country. Click here to email Sonja. 

Shaunda Noah, Secretary/Treasurer


Project Location: Wilburton, Oklahoma. A large percentage of her volunteers are Native American who assist other native children in the classroom with reading and literacy. Click here to email Shaunda.

Lisa Jenkins,
Chairperson - FGP


Project Location: Camp Springs, Maryland. Lisa manages a project adjacent to Washington, D.C. Her grandparents focus on education along with teenage unwed mothers and their children. Click here to email Lisa.

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Jeanine Nemitz,
Past President


Location:  Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jeanine has directed a small RSVP project previously. She became involved with FGP as an Advisory Council member prior to joining the staff. Click here to email Jeanine.

Deisha Finley,
Chairperson - SCP


Project Location: Knoxville, Tennessee. Deisha manages all three Senior Corps programs. Her projects showcase how older adults are an effective solution to help meet local community needs. Click here to email Deisha. 

Anne Corbin, Northeast Region Representative


Project Location: Boston, Massachusetts.  Anne is most passionate about providing volunteers with the most meaningful and fulfilling volunteer experience possible.  She wants volunteers to reflect on their experiences and remember the impact on the lives they have touched. Click here to email Anne.

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Rebecca Maletto-Cornell, Mid Atlantic Region Representative


Project Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rebecca states that she is  grateful to learn and serve with others from across the country to help continue to make our program be the best it can be.  Click here to email Rebecca.

Stacy Friesland, Southeast Region Representative


Project Location: Asheville, North Carolina. Stacy's project encompasses the majestic mountains of western North Carolina. Previously, she was a station supervisor for the Senior Companion Program. Click here to email Stacy.

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Van Johnson, South Central Region Representative


Project Location: Houma, Louisiana. Van is passionate about training my volunteers to serve enthusiastically their children as well as mentoring new directors and witnessing their growth in the program. Click here to email Van.

Tina Brown, West Region Representative


Project Location: Redding CA. Tina manages all three Senior Corps programs. Her expertise involves event planning, community relations and building partnerships. Click here to email Tina.

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Alesia Macklin, At-Large Representative


Project Location: Pensacola, Florida. Alesia manages both a Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program. She is passionate about ensuring those who still have “giving” in their blood are able to do so.  Click here to email Alesia.

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Nancy Carney, At-Large Representative


Project Location: Dover, Delaware. 

Click here to email Nancy.

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Denise Nelsen,
ASPN Operations Manager

Location: Carver, Minnesota. Denise has a long history working with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs and loved the opportunity it provided to serve on this board previously! She says her participation made her a better project director and introduced her to some amazing people! Since 2014, Denise has been assisting ASPN with a variety of tasks including member list-serves, bookkeeping, member management, sales, etc.  Click here to email Denise.

Laura Morgan-Kessler, Washington D.C. Advocate


Location: Washington, D.C. Since 2015, Laura Morgan-Kessler has served as the federal advocate for the Americorps Seniors Professional Network, Inc.  She is a strong believer in the role for ASPN and its members to education Members of Congress on the impact and importance of the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program in local communities. 

She provides ASPN with timely and strategic intelligence on Congressional and federal agency actions and helps develop and implement federal advocacy strategies to accomplish ASON’s federal goals.  She maintains strong working relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, as well as the Americorps agency staff. 


Laura has been a federal advocate in Washington, D.C. for over a decade.  Prior to that, she spent time on Capitol Hill as a legislative staffer for California’s senior Senator Dianne Feinstein.  A native of Southern California, Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wake Forest University. She and her husband live in Northern Virginia with their daughter.