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Virginia Dize joined USAging in January 2008. As Co-Director of the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, she oversees USAging’s efforts to support transportation within the Aging Network and related transportation projects. Prior to joining the staff of USAging, she served as an Associate Director of the National Association of State Units on Aging. Her work in transportation and mobility includes managing several rounds of demonstration grants, and developing publications on older driver safety, pedestrian safety, volunteer driver programs, transportation for elders living on Indian reservations and diversity. With more than thirty years’ experience in aging programs, Virginia is also a respected authority on program issues related to innovations in home and community-based services, family caregiver issues, and consumer direction.

Virginia holds a MS in Gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University and BA in History from Mary Washington College.