ATLANTA – ADvancing States named Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Director of Aging Services Abby Cox to its Board of Directors beginning Sept. 1, 2020.

ADvancing States is an association that represents state agencies on aging and seeks to improve government systems designed to deliver supportive services for older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers.

“Abby has done a tremendous job building a cohesive and aligned aging and disability network in Georgia, and I know she will accomplish great things in this new role. I look forward to seeing how her leadership at the national level will further the Department’s efforts to serve older and disabled adults in Georgia and across the U.S.” said DHS Commissioner Robyn Crittenden.

As a board member, Cox will assist with strategic planning initiatives, setting public policy and pursuing grant opportunities. She will also serve as a national spokesperson, help moderate conferences and participate in the review and approval of the organization’s bylaws.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve on the ADvancing States board, and I look forward to collaborating with partners from around the country to ensure older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers have the resources they need to live safely and live well,” Cox said.

About ADvancing States

ADvancing States works to design, improve and sustain state systems that deliver long-term services for older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers. To learn more about ADvancing States’ mission, visit

About the Georgia Division of Aging Services
The Division of Aging Services is the division within the Department of Human Services charged with assisting and protecting Georgia’s older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers to ensure they achieve safe, healthy, independent and self-reliant lives.
DHS works in partnership with local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to deliver services. AAAs are part of a nationwide network of state and local programs designed to help older people plan and care for their lifelong needs.
To learn more information about services available to assist vulnerable Georgians, visit