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.
Krista’s passion for caring and advocating for others has driven her career into non-profit management where she has been working the past decade within both health care and early education organizations. In her role at Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, Krista supports community outreach and education through the regional shared learning platform providing outreach and technical assistance. In addition, Krista works alongside Jess Maurer at the Maine Council on Aging, supporting the management of technical aspects, aiding advocacy and state-wide initiative efforts that support health and economic security of all Mainers.