Jess Maurer, Esq.
Jess Maurer began work as the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging in 2011. She advocates for healthy aging at the national, state and local levels on behalf of Maine’s five Area Agencies on Aging. She also assists the area agencies in strategic planning, program development & implementation. She provides leadership within Maine’s aging network, including on the Maine Council on Aging and Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention, to advance public policy initiatives that support Maine’s aging population. She is one of the lead authors of the 2012-16 Maine State Plan on Aging and of Building a Collaborative Community Response to Aging in Place. She was the primary organizer for the Speaker’s Round Table Discussions on Aging and the Maine Summit in Aging and is helping to lead the Maine Aging Initiative.
A licensed Maine attorney, Jess worked for nearly 17 years in the Maine Office of the Attorney General. In her last 7 years in the Office, she served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, implementing public policy and legislative initiatives for the Attorney General. Aging related policy initiatives include elder abuse prevention, prescription drug pricing and end of life care. She is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging Project Manager
Anna Guest joined the Maine Council on Aging in November of 2022 as the Project Manager for the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging (TSLCA). An occupational therapist by training, Anna has worked in non-profit community-based organizations for over 15 years, with older adults and people with brain injury. Most recently she oversaw evidence-based health-promotion and Medicare education programming for older adults, working collaboratively with volunteers to expand program reach and impact. She’s thrilled to support and contribute to the shared learning and healthy aging initiatives of the TSLCA, and contributing to age-positive culture in Maine and beyond.