Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) is pleased to introduce Yaushica Aubert its new President, CEO! Yaushica has worked in the field of aging since 1999. Ms. Aubert has held many positions during her tenure at VAAA beginning as a Social Worker Care Manager, then lead Care Manager. In 2002 she became the Director of the MI CHOICE Waiver Program until 2008 when she became the Director of Planning and Contract Management, having oversight of the agency’s Multi-Year Plan development, contract management, Senior Wellness Services and other programming.
In 2016 she was promoted to Vice- President of Operations. As VP she was responsible for increasing community awareness of VAAA via branding and community outreach and implementing several unique programs serving older adults and their families in Planning and Service Area (PSA) 5. VAAA’s service area consists of Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties.
As the Vice –President of VAAA, Yaushica Aubert has been responsible for implementing the following:
- Successful application submission to bill for Medicare-covered services
- Medical Nutrition Therapy (Medicare-funded program)
- Implementation of the SilverSneakers programming within VAAA
- Keeping Independent Senior Safe (KISS) – winner of the 2017 n4a Aging Innovations Award
- Retired and Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) – winner of Governor’s Service Award for Outstanding National Service Program
“I have great shoes to fill. Kathy Boles our previous President, CEO, grew the organization exponentially and taught me how to be a visionary. We have an amazing Board of Directors, an engaged Advisory Council, dedicated Executive staff and an overall amazing team and family at VAAA and I am excited to work with them and going to the next level in serving our seniors in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties!”
Ms. Aubert has her BA in Social Work (Go Blue!) and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She is also a graduate of the n4A Leadership Institute and the Resource Genesee Leadership Program. She is married to Terrell Aubert and has two children and two grandchildren.