Karyne Jones is the president and chief executive officer of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) based in Washington, DC. NCBA is the largest minority focused aging organization recognized as the leader in senior affordable housing, employment, health, and advocacy on behalf of older adults of color.
Prior to becoming NCBA’s CEO, Karyne was executive director of federal relations for SBC Communications (now ATT). She was elected and served eight years as state representative in the Texas legislature representing San Antonio and prior to that, was an elected board trustee of the East Central Independent School District.
A native of San Antonio, Karyne is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in political science, a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University and a second master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.
Karyne currently serves on the national boards of directors for Alzheimer’s Association, Generations United, Center for Innovation, and LeadingAge, and was past chair of the board for the American Society on Aging. Karyne has devoted her career to education, civil rights, environment, and economic development. C