Meredith Hanley

Meredith Hanley joined USAging in 2016 and currently serves as a Program Director overseeing USAging’s work relation to social connection, caregiving and kinship care. 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. She also provides leadership for Commit to Connect, an Administration for Community Living (ACL) initiative, for which USAging serves as the Coordinating Center, working to  fight social isolation and loneliness by helping people connect and engage to build the social connections they need to thrive.
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. Meredith also directs the Innovations in Family Caregiver Services and Supports Initiative. Through this initiative, with ACL funding, USAging and its funded partners will work to expand and enhance the capacity of the Aging Network to strengthen and spur innovation in the development and implementation of person and family-centered services and supports that meet the diverse needs of the nation’s caregivers.
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.

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