Maggie Castro, Assoc State Director, NY State Office AARP

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Maggie Castro is the Associate State Director for the New York State Office of AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to the 50+ population and their families. In this role, she is responsible for community outreach, education, member engagement, local member experiences, federal, state and local advocacy organizing, and all Hispanic the initiatives for AARP in New York; while serving as a volunteer coordinator for 300+ volunteers.  

Maggie brings over 30 years of professional experience, in the private and non-profit sector, a background in life-coaching, for programs committed to helping people rediscover their gifts, explore new possibilities and move toward their best lives.  In addition, she is an Ambassador for ‘Take the Lead Women’, a nonprofit organization aimed at preparing, developing, inspiring and propelling women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025; a recipient of 2017 Award for Queens Power Women in Business and the 2018 El Diario Women of Distinction Award.  

Prior to her current position at AARP, Maggie was the ‘right-hand person’ to the Publisher & CEO of the oldest Spanish language newspaper in the country, El Diario.  She is a strong advocate for women’s empowerment and has worked at organizations which have had a global impact on women’s rights, such as International Planned Parenthood, Inter-American Parliamentary Group, and Family Care International.   

Maggie is the proud mother of two successful, young professional women, and grandmother to a beautiful baby boy.  She is a Certified Coach, a Registered Wedding Officiant, with a degree in Business Administration.  

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