NCOA Welcomes New Chief Development Officer


Vanessa Sink

Public Affairs Manager


Veteran fundraiser, Dianna Campbell-Saulsbury, joins senior leadership team

The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization for older adults, is pleased to welcome Dianna Campbell-Saulsbury as Chief Development Officer.

Dianna_Campbell_HeadshotCampbell-Saulsbury will lead the transformation of fundraising in support of NCOA’s social impact goal to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. She will serve as a strategist to develop innovative and effective partnerships with stakeholders that value NCOA’s innovative tools and services.

“Dianna’s experience and infectious, mission-driven personality are an important addition to our senior leadership team,” said James Firman, NCOA President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her passion for seeking like-minded partnerships for our core mission of work is invigorating. I’m excited to see how she galvanizes established and new partnerships as NCOA strives to improve the lives of millions of older adults.”

Before joining NCOA in September, Campbell-Saulsbury was Senior Director of Client Services for Rescue: The Behavior Change Agency, where she led the Youth Engagement and Policy divisions nationwide. She has also served as Vice President, Development for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and Senior Director of Corporate Relations at the National 4-H Council, where she exceeded development goals by creating unique partnership opportunities.

Campbell-Saulsbury has a Masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University and earned a B.A. in Communications at Hampton University. She is a past president and sits on the Board of Directors of the D.C. Pearls Foundation and is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

About NCOA

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at and @NCOAging.