Rita B. Choula, MA

Senior Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute


Rita Choula is a Senior Advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute. She manages and provides content expertise on internal and external family caregiving initiatives with a specific focus on identifying and supporting the needs of multicultural family caregivers.

Rita bridges policy to practice by working with external partners to provide health and social service professionals with programs and tools to support family caregivers across settings.  Most recently, through the Home Alone Alliance, she led the development and production of a series of instructional videos designed to support family caregivers who perform complicated medical nursing tasks.  Through her leadership and in collaboration with external organizations, multiple series of videos and accompanying tools will be developed.

Before joining AARP, Rita worked as a corporate researcher in the health and information technology sectors. She was also the assistant principal of a parochial school serving children grades prekindergarten through eighth grade.  Mrs. Choula holds a master’s degree in the Management of Aging Services from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

In-Person Events

LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo
  • October 27-30, 2019
  • San Diego, CA

Virtual Events

Tooling Up for Cognitive Care: How Families, Volunteers and Care Staff Can Use Cognitive Care Technologies to Improve Home Visits and Day Activities

  • June 25 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by Mentia

Measuring Quality to Improve Quality: Strengths and Challenges of Clinical Quality Measurement

  • June 25 | 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by CMS

Measuring Up: New Palliative Care Measures Project

  • June 26 | 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Hosted by National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care

Identifying Solutions and Generating Results: A Look Behind & Ahead at Health Care Quality Improvement

  • June 26 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by TMF Health Quality Innovation Network

Onboarding: It’s More Than Just a Checklist

  • June 26 | 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Hosted by MedBridge