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Jonathan Lavin

Diane Slezak



Lavin photoJonathan Lavin
AgeOptions President and Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Lavin has served as AgeOptions Chief Executive Officer since 1978. He is a respected leader in the field of aging at the national, state and local levels. His memberships and activities include:



  • Past president of the Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Delegate to the 2005 and 1995 White House Conferences on Aging
  • Member of the National Council on Aging Board of Directors
  • President of the Illinois Coalition on Aging
  • 1994 recipient of the Phyllis Pinkerton Award for Illinois Leadership in Advocacy
  • 1992 Distinguished Area Agency on Aging Director Award - National Association of Area Agencies on Aging


Master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s degree in Government from American University, Washington, DC


Jon attended grammar school and high school in Skokie, Illinois, where he now lives with his wife, Robin. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.