Meredith Hanley joined USAging in 2016 and currently serves as USAging’s Director, Community Capacity Building. In this role, she oversees engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults
, a national effort to increase the social engagement of older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers by expanding and enhancing the Aging Network’s capacity to offer social engagement. Meredith also oversees USAging’s role in the Grandfamilies and Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center
, which is led by Generations United in collaboration with five key partners including USAging, to increase the capacity and effectiveness of states, territories, tribes/tribal organizations, nonprofits and other community-based organizations to serve and support grandfamilies and kinship families.
Prior to joining USAging, Meredith worked for the Aging and Disability Services Division of Arlington County, VA, where she oversaw program performance metrics and quality improvement for the Division and worked on a variety of special projects. She has also served as the Co-Director of the Gero-Ed Center at the Council on Social Work and worked as a contractor for the Administration on Aging’s Alzheimer’s disease demonstration grant program through RTI International.
Meredith has a master’s degree in social work with a focus in gerontology from Washington University in St. Louis.