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leeanne tuckerLeeAnne Tucker

Area Agency on Aging Dirctor
Area Agency on Aging

828.251.6622 (x115)


1998 Western Carolina University, Masters in Public Affairs, Concentration in Business Administration
1992 UNCA, Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication, Minor in Health Promotion

Professional Experience

LeeAnne Tucker, a native of Buncombe County, joined Land of Sky Regional Council in 2000 and has served as the Director of the Area Agency on Aging since 2011.  Her role is to provide the vision and leadership for 13 staff along with regional partners through leveraging resources, ideas, and capital to provider superior programs and services to older adults and their caregivers in Western North Carolina.  She and her staff manage over 50 state and federal contracts, 5300 nursing home beds, hundreds of volunteers, and are accountable for over 5 million dollars on an annual basis.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, NC4A, SE4A, NC4A Area Agency on Aging Associations
  • Instructor/Leader, Health Living Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Stanford University
  • Instructor/Leader, Support Teams, University of Alabama
  • Member, UNC-Asheville Alumni Association
  • Member, WCU Alumni Association


Responsibilities include leading the Area Agency on Aging staff, programs, and projects; developing multi-year area aging plans in cooperation with the counties; assisting counties in recommending use of Home and Community Care Block Grant funds; ensuring services meet state and federal requirements; staff the Regional Aging Advisory Council.