Serving Seniors Names New Government and Community Relations Manager

SAN DIEGO, CAServing Seniors, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income and homeless seniors in San Diego County, recently named Christina Selder as Government and Community Relations Manager. In this role, Selder will develop, implement and support a multi-faceted advocacy program for the older adult population at all levels of government. Selder will position Serving Seniors for maximum leverage on aging policy initiatives with elected and appointed officials, other advocates and the general public.

Selder previously served as co-founder and vice president for Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR). CARR is a San Diego-based, 501(c)3 advocating for residents’ rights, increased state and provider accountability, and regulatory reform within California’s assisted living industry. During her time with CARR, Selder cultivated relationships with key government officials and community organizations, drafted and supported legislative policy, and helped secure crucial grant funding. An accomplished speaker on a variety of assisted living topics, Selder is well versed in senior-related issues and long-term care.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Christina to the Serving Seniors family,” said President and CEO Paul Downey. “Her extensive knowledge and experience will be incredibly valuable as we continue advocating for senior issues in San Diego.”

Selder holds a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics/International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University.