Mary Warren promoted to Director of the Triangle J Area Agency on Aging
(Durham, NC): Lee Worsley, executive director of the Triangle J Council of Governments, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Warren as the director of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), effective December 1, 2015.
Mary joined Triangle J in 2004 as the AAA’s aging program administrator and has held several positions over the years. Since 2012 she has served as the assistant director of the Area Agency on Aging. Mary follows Joan Pellettier, who has announced her retirement, effective November 30, 2015, as the AAA Director.
Worsley made the announcement to Triangle J’s Board of Delegates and staff on Wednesday, saying, “I am very happy to promote Mary into the role of director of the Triangle J Area Agency on Aging. Mary is well respected by staff and is regarded highly by providers and by our State partners. I have been impressed by Mary’s passion for serving the aging population and her creative and thoughtful plans for the agency. Mary will be a great addition to the outstanding leadership team at Triangle J Council of Governments.”
Mary has worked with older adults and adults with disabilities for over 35 years and has tremendous experience with long term care and community-based programs. Before coming to Triangle J, Mary served the aging population at what is now the Durham Center for Senior Life, and prior to that at residential long term care facilities.
Mary holds a B.S. in Human Services Technology, a M.S. in Organizational Change and Leadership, and a Certificate in Aging. In response to her promotion she said, “I look forward to this opportunity to help raise awareness about the implications of an aging society; and how we in Region J can work collaboratively to enhance the aging experience for our loved ones, our neighbors and ourselves. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated team of staff, public officials, advocates and service partners in our region and it is an honor to be selected to serve in this capacity.”
Retiring AAA Director Joan Pellettier commented that she “has worked directly with Mary for 25 years and cannot imagine anyone better suited for the position of AAA Director, especially in this time of dramatic increase in the aging population and challenges facing our service delivery system. Her experience and organizational management and critical thinking skills will blaze new trails.”
Mary's bio and contact information are available here.