Executive Director, Maine Council on Aging
As the Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging, Jess Maurer leads and manages a broad, multidisciplinary network of more than 120 organizations, businesses and community members working to ensure we can all live healthy, engaged and secure lives as we age in our homes and in community settings. In this role, she advances statewide public policy initiatives, provides leadership within Maine’s aging network, and supports Maine’s Legislative Caucus on Aging. Her areas of specific focus include housing, transportation, workforce, lifelong communities, direct care workforce, and care across all settings. She oversees the Maine Municipal Data Across Sectors for Healthy Aging Initiative, the Maine Power in Aging Project, the Equity & Healthy Aging Initiative, and the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, a regional learning collaborative aimed at increasing the collective impact of community-driven aging initiatives. She annually organizes statewide and regional events that advance aging policy, including the Maine Wisdom Summit. She co-authored Building a Collaborative Community Response to Aging in Place and Maine’s Blueprint for Action on Healthy Aging. A licensed Maine attorney, Jess worked for 17 years in the Maine Office of the Attorney General. She graduated from the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.