||Lance Robertson |
In August 2007, Lance Robertson became the state’s Director of the Aging Services Division, Oklahoma Department of Human Services. As Director of Aging Services, he is responsible for a budget of $350 million dollars (Medicaid/Federal & State) and oversees 17 major aging services programs, including the Older Americans Act program and the State’s Home & Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver ADvantage program. He leads a statewide team of 265 staff members.
A career gerontologist, he was at Oklahoma State University for twelve years, where he co-founded the Gerontology Institute and contractually served as Executive Director of PartnerShips for Aging, the largest regional gerontology association in the United States. He was the recipient of the 2004 Oklahoma Aging Professional of the Year Award, the Salute to Leaders in Aging National Award (Caregiver Category), and the national CareHeroes Professional Award.
His undergraduate and graduate coursework are from Oklahoma State University. He is a graduate of The Governor’s Executive Development Program for State Officials and a member of the first class (1997) of the Oklahoma Aging Advocacy Leadership Academy. He currently serves as the President of the National Association of States United for Aging & Disability (NASUAD), the chief national authority on aging and disability issues. He resides with his wife and two daughters in Edmond, Oklahoma.