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Luke Rackers

Leaders USA 2023


Director of Development and Communications, Central Vermont Council on Aging





Luke Rackers is the director of development and communications at the Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA), an organization that empowers people to age with dignity and choice. After a first career as a pianist, composer, and music educator, Luke moved into nonprofit leadership by serving two terms as a direct AmeriCorps member at CVCOA. From there, they worked as a volunteer program coordinator and then developed a new role to help bridge the digital divide for older adults in Central Vermont. Luke is a passionate advocate for LGBTQIA+ older adults and helps create new social opportunities that honor the creativity, self-expression, and voices of older adults and care partners.