After 30 years with the organization, Holly Lange, the president and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, will be retiring effective April 3. Najja Orr, the organization’s current chief strategy officer, will succeed Lange as CEO.
Lange joined PCA in 1988 as deputy director, later serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer before being named president and CEO in 2013. According to the emailed announcement of the leadership change, Lange “led the agency through the launch of several broad range pilot programs that eventually became essential to the continuum of long-term services and supports for the area’s older adults. In 2019, Lange launched PCA Care Connections, a separate 501(C)(3) that focuses on the delivery of person centered care planning through service coordination.”
Lange served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging, sat on several nonprofit boards and commonwealth government committees, and was the recipient of the LGBT Elder Initiative “A Cause for Applause” advocacy award.
“Holly has laid the groundwork for the organization to move forward with a clear vision, a solid foundation and the full support of the PCA board of directors. She will be greatly missed at the helm, but we are assured of a successful transition due to her guidance,” said Katherine E. Galluzzi, the PCA’s board chair.
Orr, who will assume the position of CEO and president, also effective April 3, and according to the announcemnt, joined PCA in 2017 to lead the agency’s strategic planning and communications, following a 15 -year-career at the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging where he served as director since 2011.
A doctoral candidate at Temple University, Orr also is the chair of PCA Care Connections and formerly served as the board secretary and southeast regional representative for the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
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