People news: new roles for Tibbetts, Tucker; Di Santo wins award

Staff writerJuly 17, 2014 

Volunteer AARP Washington state President Mike Tucker, and TRA-Olympia on Lilly medical director Grant Tibbetts.


Grant Tibbetts, Mike Tucker and Joseph Di Santo are in the news this week.

-Grant Tibbets: Tibbets has been named medical director of TRA-Olympia on Lilly, one of several offices operated by TRA Medical Imaging. The Tacoma-based medical imaging practice is one of the largest sub-specialized radiology practices in Washington state. He joins TRA after a career in the U.S Air Force Medical Corps. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel.

Dr. Tibbetts graduated from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, and completed residency in radiology at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. He has served as an Associate Professor of Radiology to both USU and to the University Of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

-Mike Tucker: Lacey resident Tucker is the new volunteer Washington state president for the American Association of Retired Persons. He succeeds former AARP Washington state president John Barnett, who has been appointed to a leadership position with the national AARP volunteer engagement advisory council.

Tucker is a retired Safeco executive who also has been a volunteer leader for AARP since 2009.

-Joseph Di Santo: Di Santo is the longtime president and chief executive of Panorama, the retirement community in Lacey. Di Santo recently was recognized with an award of honor from Leading Age.

Here’s how Leading Age describes itself, according to a news release:

“Leading Age is a state trade association serving nonprofit and mission-driven organizations dedicated to providing quality housing and skilled longterm services.”

Rolf Boone: 360-754-5403 @rolf_boone

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