Jorge J. Lambrinos, Director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology at California State University, Los Angeles, was one of nine members recently appointed by Governor Gray Davis to the California Commission on Aging.
Lambrinos has been actively involved in the field of aging for more than 30 years in various capacities at the local, state and federal levels. He has served as Director for the Roybal Institute at Cal State L.A. since 1993.
From 1985 to 1993, Lambrinos was Chief of Staff to Congressman Edward R. Roybal and a consultant to Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard.
He was Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging and served as Executive Secretariat for the Administration on Aging with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Lambrinos also served as Special Assistant to Administration on Aging Commissioner Arthur S. Flemming.
He is active on various boards including the Pasadena Senior Center, the Leadership Council of Los Angeles County Aging Organizations, and the USC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Advisory Board.
Lambrinos is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S Army Reserve.
He replaces Jane T. Fetter, whose term expired.
The California Commission on Aging, an independent agency of the State of California, was created by the Legislature to serve as "the principal advocate body in the state on behalf of older persons." The Commission is comprised of 25 commissioners: 19 appointed by the Governor and three each appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Rules Committee. The Commission sponsors the activities of the California Senior Legislature and the Triple-A Council of California in addition to carrying out its own advocacy, advisory, and public information responsibilities. (Members do not receive a salary. These positions do not require Senate confirmation.)
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