The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has promoted Barbara Stucki, PhD, to the position of vice president, Home Equity Initiatives. She previously served as director, Reverse Mortgage Counseling Network and Home Equity Initiatives.
“Barb’s extensive research and leadership in the home equity field has positioned NCOA as a leading advocate for older adults who are leveraging their home equity to remain independent,” says Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA. “Her knowledge and passion has elevated the issue of reverse mortgages on the national stage, and allowed NCOA to fund new research and services for older adult homeowners.”
In her new role, Dr. Stucki will oversee the expansion of NCOA’s Reverse Mortgage Counseling Network, which she developed from a pilot program. The network is a rapidly growing national housing counseling intermediary funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Prior to her work at NCOA, Dr. Stucki was a senior policy analyst for the American Council of Life Insurers. She also worked for six years at AARP as a consumer issues policy analyst.