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leeanne tuckerLeeAnne Tucker

Director of Aging and Volunteer Services
Area Agency on Aging and Volunteer Services

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, a native of Buncombe County, has over 20 years experience in program management and development. She currently serves as the Director of Aging and Volunteer Services Department. Prior experience at LOSRC includes her work as the Senior Volunteer Services Administrator, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator, and the Foster Grandparent Program Manager. Before joining the Council, she worked as a Wellness Consultant at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, N4A, SE4A, NC4A Area Agency on Aging Associations
  • Member, National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors (NAFGPD)
  • Member, National Association of Senior Companion Program Directors (NASCPD)
  • Member, National Association of RSVP Directors (NARSVPD)
  • Chair and Member, Buncombe County Citizen Corps
  • Member, Mountain Regional Medical Reserve Corps
  • Member, Buncombe County Aging Coordinating Consortium (ACC)
  • Member, Corporation for National & Community Service National Peer Mentoring Program
  • Member, NC Association of Volunteer Administrators (NCAVA)
  • Member, Buncombe County Directors of Volunteer in Agencies (DOVIA)
  • Member, Henderson County Association of Volunteer Administrators (HAVA)
  • 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

Awards and Honors

  • Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society for Social Science


Responsibilities include leading the Aging and Volunteer Services 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 and new services are researched, developed, and provided to enhance and improve services for the aging population and that address unmet needs or under served groups; submitting bi-yearly progress reporting and yearly grant applications for three federally funded Senior Corps volunteer programs; staffing the Senior Volunteer Services Advisory Council and the Advisory Council on Aging; and designing outcome-based evaluation procedures to demonstrate impact of volunteer programs on community needs.