Debra Tyler-Horton

State Director

Debra Tyler-Horton

State Director

Biography

Tyler-Horton joined the AARP NC team in 2010 tasked with developing a deeper presence in diverse communities by strengthening visibility, engaging volunteers and members, building key relationships, conducting grassroots activities and participating in educational forums. As the newly appointed Stated Director for AARP Georgia, Tyler-Horton is committed to building community in Georgia with strong partnerships. She will spearhead a volunteer-centered community engagement effort for AARP’s presence statewide. “Georgia is leading the country in thinking boldly and creatively about ‘Real Possibilities,’ for the 50+ population and I’m excited to be here in the state as your new AARP State Director,” says Tyler-Horton. “I look forward to our work together to develop Age-Friendly communities, support for family caregivers, strengthen financial resiliency, and protection from fraud, scams, and identity theft.”

Tyler-Horton brings a wealth of experience to the role, and in her new capacity she will lead the AARP Georgia staff, hundreds of volunteers from throughout the state and more than one million members. AARP Georgia is among a targeted number of large populated states within the AARP organization. She plans to strengthen AARP’s presence in Georgia communities through strategic advocacy efforts, education opportunities, and other innovative offerings to enhance the quality of life for Georgians.

A Brooklyn, New York, native, Tyler-Horton traveled to South America as an Eisenhower Fellow, focusing on poverty and illiteracy, and has helped fight drought and hunger as a board member of Project Tanzania. She has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years, but the one she says she is proudest of is recognition from the National Council of Negro Women for her devoted service to the community. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Shaw University and is an ordained deacon.

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