The AARP Arizona State Office is pleased to announce that Payson resident Virginia "Ginny" Correa Creager, Ph.D. has been appointed to the AARP Arizona Executive Council, a volunteer leadership committee that helps set the strategic direction for the national nonprofit organization in Arizona.
In this role, Creager will be involved in community outreach, helping to raise awareness of AARP's activities in rural communities throughout the state.
She will also lead efforts to build awareness of AARP's services and programs in Arizona's Hispanic communities.
Before her appointment, Creager participated in AARP Arizona's Advocacy Network, where she held the position of volunteer coordinator for northeastern Arizona.
She is expected to remain active in AARP advocacy campaigns, in addition to assuming a leadership role with AARP Arizona's Executive Council.
Creager received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She spent 17 years in university teaching, including holding faculty positions at Northern Arizona University (Payson Campus) and at Arizona State University West.
She has also held a teaching position with the Payson Unified School District and spent a number of years in corporate and state administration and training.
Creager has a rich history of volunteerism. In addition to offering her time with AARP Arizona, she has volunteered with numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Arizona Arthritis Association, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. She has also worked with the local Senior Circle Association, Kiwanis, Rotary and Payson Art League.