Serena Garcia, Associate State Director, Communications, AARP Georgia State Office will speak at the Fourth Annual Health Education Luncheon, “When the Caregiver Needs Care”, to be held Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant, Banquet Hall, 11111 Abercorn Street. For tickets contact any member or call 912-658-1398.
Serena Garcia serves as the Communications Director for AARP Georgia. She has over 20 years’ experience leading mass media and communications strategies for news publications, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and higher education institutions. She works with staff and volunteers in the state to develop AARP’s presence in communities through strengthening visibility, media presence, volunteer capacity, building community partnerships, delivering AARP programs and activities, and reaching and servicing over 1 million AARP Georgia-based mem- bers.
She was raised on St. Simons Island, Georgia and graduated from Savannah State University.
Serena recently completed her master’s degree in Liberal Studies Communications from Fort Hays State University. She began her career as a reporter for the Atlanta News Leader Newspaper and was quickly promoted to editor of the newspaper’s sister publication, Atlanta Business Journal Magazine covering local government and business. As an adjunct instructor, she also taught public speaking skills for several local Atlanta area colleges and volunteers regularly training students in communications career preparation.
Serena has served for eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves. She has also served in AmeriCorps and worked with Points of Light and Hands On Atlanta, where she led volunteer management, building community partnerships, and community outreach.