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.
Operations & Education Manager, Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging Project Manager
Krista George joined Maine Council on Aging in January 2019 as Operations Manager. In her role at MCOA, Krista leads programmatic offerings, management of technical aspects, assists member coordination and communication, aiding advocacy and state-wide initiative efforts that support health and economic security of all Mainers. Since joining the MCOA, her position has grown to operations and education manager, where she leads programming and manages the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, the educational arm of the MCOA. Krista’s passion for caring and advocating for others has driven her career into non-profit management where she has been working the past 15 years within both health care and early education organizations. Krista has many years of direct care experience from assisted living, in home care, and hospice settings. She holds a CRMA, PSS, and Educational Technician certifications and studied Business Administration at the University of Maine. In addition she is a graduate of the first cohort of the Maine Leadership Exchange on Ageism.