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State Agencies On Aging

ALABAMA
Region IV
Melissa M. Galvin Executive Director
Alabama Commission on Aging
RSA Plaza, Suite 470
770 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130 - 1851
(334) 242-5743
FAX: (334) 242 5594
E-mail: ageline@coa.state.al.us

ALASKA
Region X
Jane Demmert, Director
Alaska Commission on Aging
Division of Senior Services
Department of Administration
Juneau, AK 99811-0209
(907) 465-3250
FAX: (907) 465-4716
E-mail: acoa@admin.state.ak.us

ARIZONA
Region IX
Henry Blanco, Program Director
Aging and Adult Administration
Department of Economic Security
1789 West Jefferson Street - #950A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4446
FAX: (602) 542-6575

ARKANSAS
Region VI
Herb Sanderson, Director
Division Aging and Adult Services
Arkansas Dept of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot 1412
1417 Donaghey Plaza South
Little Rock, AR 72203 - 1437
(501) 682-2441
FAX: (501) 682-8155
E-mail: ron.tatus@mail.state.ar.us

CALIFORNIA
Region IX
Lynda Terry, Director
California Department of Aging
1600 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-5290
FAX: (916) 324-1903
E-mail: ohidalgo@aging.state.ca.us

COLORADO
Region VIII
Rita Barreras, Director
Aging and Adult Services
Department of Social Services
110 - 16th Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202-4147
(303) 620-4147
FAX: (303) 620-4191
E-mail: viola.mcneace@state.co.us

CONNECTICUT
Region I
Christine M. Lewis, Director of Community Services
Division of Elderly Services
25 Sigourney Street, 10th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
(860) 424-5277
FAX: (860) 424-4966
E-mail: adultserv.dss@po.state.ct.us

DELAWARE
Region III
Eleanor Cain, Director
Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
Department of Health and Social Services
1901 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 577-4791
FAX: (302) 577-4793
E-mail: dsaapdinfo@state.de.us

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Region III
E. Veronica Pace, Director
District of Columbia Office on Aging
One Judiciary Square - 9th Floor
441 Fourth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 724-5622
FAX: (202) 724-4979
E-mail: csimmons@age.dcgov.org

FLORIDA
Region IV
Gema G. Hernandez, Secretary
Department of Elder Affairs
Building B - Suite 152
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
(904) 414-2000
FAX: (904) 414-2004
E-mail: information@elderaffairs.org

GEORGIA
Region IV
Jeff Minor, Acting Director
Division of Aging Services
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street N.E.36th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303 - 3176
(404) 657-5258
FAX: (404) 657-5285
E-mail: dhrconstituentservices@dhr.state.ga.us

GUAM
Region IX
Arthur U. San Agustin, Administrator
Division of Senior Citizens
Department of Public Health & Social Services
P.O. Box 2816
Agana, Guam 96910
011-671-475-0263
FAX: 671-477-2930

HAWAII
Region IX
Marilyn Seely, Director
Hawaii Executive Office on Aging
250 South Hotel Street, Suite 109
Honolulu, HI 96813 - 2831
(808) 586-0100
FAX (808) 586-0185
E-mail: eoa@mail.health.state.hi.us

IDAHO
Region X
Maria Guadelupe Wissel, Director
Idaho Commission on Aging
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0007
(208) 334-3833
FAX: (208) 334-3033

ILLINOIS
Region V
Margo E. Schreiber, Director
Illinois Department on Aging
421 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701-1789
(217) 785-2870
Chicago Office: (312) 814-2916
FAX: (217) 785-4477
E-mail: ilsenior@age084rl.state.il.us

INDIANA
Region V
Geneva Shedd, Director
Bureau of Aging and In-Home Services
Division of Disability, Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Family and Social Services Administration
402 W. Washington Street, #W454
P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
(317) 232-7020
FAX: (317) 232-7867

IOWA
Region VII
Mark Haverland, Interim Director
Iowa Department of Elder Affairs
Clemens Building, 3rd Floor
200 Tenth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-3609
(515) 281-4646
FAX: (515) 281-4036
E-mail Contact: Sherry James Sherry.James@dea.state.ia.us

KANSAS
Region VII
Connie L. Hubbell, Secretary
Department on Aging
New England Building
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
785-296-4986
FAX: 785-296-0256

KENTUCKY
Region IV
Jerry Whitley, Director
Office of Aging Services
Cabinet for Families and Children
Commonwealth of Kentucky
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-6930
FAX: (502) 564-4595

LOUISIANA
Region VI
Paul "Pete" F. Arcineaux, Jr., Director
Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
P.O. Box 80374
Baton Rouge, LA 70898 - 0374
(504) 342-7100
FAX: (504) 342-7133
E-mail: elderaffairs@linknet.net

MAINE
Region I
Christine Gianopoulos, Director
Bureau of Elder and Adult Services
Department of Human Services
35 Anthony Avenue
State House - Station #11
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-5335
FAX: 624-5361
E-mail webmaster_beas@state.me.us

MARYLAND
Region III
Sue Fryer Ward, Secretary
Maryland Department of Aging
State Office Building, Room 1007
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2374
(410) 767-1100
FAX: (410) 333-7943
E-mail: ptc@mail.ooa.state.md.us

MASSACHUSETTS
Region I
Lillian Glickman, Secretary
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7750
FAX: (617) 727-9368
E-mail: www.state.ma.us/elder

MICHIGAN
Region V
Lynn Alexander, Director
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
611 W. Ottawa, N. Ottawa Tower,3rd Floor
P.O. Box 30676
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-8230
FAX: (517) 373-4092

MINNESOTA
Region V
James G. Varpness, Executive Secretary
Minnesota Board on Aging
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3843
(651) 296-1531 or (800) 882-6262
TTY: (800) 627-3529
FAX: (651) 297-7855

MISSISSIPPI
Region IV
Eddie Anderson, Director
Division of Aging and Adult Services
750 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-4925
FAX: (601) 359-4370

MISSOURI
Region VII
Richard Dunn, Director
Division on Aging
Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 1337
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1337
(573) 751-3082
FAX: (573) 751-8687
E-mail: pwoodsma@mail.state.mo.us

MONTANA
Region VIII
Charles Rehbein, State Aging Coordinator
Senior and Long Term Care Division
Department of Public Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 4210
111 Sanders, Room 211
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-7788
FAX: (406) 444-7743
E-mail: www.dphhs.state.mt.us/sltc

NEBRASKA
Region VII
Mark Intermill, Administrator
Department of Health and Human Services
Division on Aging
P.O. Box 95044
1343 M Street
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
(402) 471-2307
FAX: (402) 471-4619
E-mail: mark.intermill@hhss.state.ne.us


NEVADA
Region IX
Mary Liveratti Administrator
Nevada Division for Aging Services
Department of Human Resources
State Mail Room Complex
3416 Goni Road, Building D
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 687-4210
Fax: (775) 687-4264
E-mail:dascc@govmail.state.nv.us

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Region I
Catherine A. Keane, Director
Division of Elderly& Adult Services
State Office Park South
129 Pleasant St, Brown Bldg #1
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4680
FAX: (603) 271-4643

NEW JERSEY
Region II
Eileen Bonilla O'Connor, Acting Assistant Commissioner
Dept of Health & Senior Services
New Jersey Division of Senior Affairs
P.O Box 807
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0807
(609) 588-3141
1-800-792-8820
FAX: (609) 588-3601
E-mail: seniors@doh.state.nj.us

NEW MEXICO
Region VI
Michelle Lujan Grisham, Director
State Agency on Aging
La Villa Rivera Building
228 East Palace Avenue Ground Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-7640
FAX: (505) 827-7649
E-mail: nmaoa@state.nm.us

NEW YORK
Region II
Walter G. Hoefer, Executive Director
New York State Office for The Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223-1251
1-800-342-9871
(518) 474-5731
FAX: (518) 474-0608
E-mail: nysofa@ofa.state.ny.us

NORTH CAROLINA
Region IV
Karen E. Gottovi, Director
Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Aging
2101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2101
(919) 733-3983
FAX: (919) 733-0443
E-mail: mary.beth@ncmail.net

NORTH DAKOTA
Region VIII
Linda Wright, Director
Department of Human Services
Aging Services Division
600 South 2nd Street, Suite 1C
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 328-8910
FAX: (701) 328-8989
E-mail: sosena@state.nd.us

NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS
Region IX
Ana DLG. Flores, Administrator, Director
CNMI Office on Aging
P.O. Box 2178
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 233-1320/1321
FAX: (670) 233-1327/0369

OHIO
Region V
Joan W. Lawrence, Director
Ohio Department of Aging
50 West Broad Street - 9th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-5928
(614) 466-5500
FAX: (614) 466-5741

OKLAHOMA
Region VI
Roy R. Keen, Division Administrator
Aging Services Division
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 25352
312 N.E. 28th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-2281 or 521-2327
FAX: (405) 521-2086
E-mail: Cynthia.Kinkade@okdhs.org

OREGON
Region X
Roger Auerbach, Administrator
Senior and Disabled Services Division
500 Summer Street, N.E., 2nd Floor
Salem, OR 97310-1015
(503) 945-5811
FAX: (503) 373-7823
E-mail: sdsd.info@state.or.us

PENNSYLVANIA
Region III
Richard Browdie, Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
555 Walnut Street, 5th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919
(717) 783-1550
FAX: (717) 772-3382
E-mail: aging@state.pa.us

PUERTO RICO
Region II
Ruby Rodriguez Ramirez, M.H.S.A.. Executive Director
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
Call Box 50063
Old San Juan Station, PR 00902
(787) 721-5710, 721-4560, 721-6121
FAX: (787) 721-6510
E-mail: administrator@ogave.prstar.net

RHODE ISLAND
Region I
Barbara A. Rayner, Director
Department of Elderly Affairs
160 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903-3708
401 277-2858
FAX: (401) 277-2130
E-mail: larry@dea.state.ri.us

AMERICAN SAMOA
Region IX
Lualemaga E. Faoa, Director
Territorial Administration on Aging
Government of American Samoa
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
011-684-633-2207
FAX: 011-864-633-2533 or 633-7723

SOUTH CAROLINA
Region IV
Elizabeth Fuller, Deputy Director
Office of Senior and Long Term Care Services
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29202-8206
(803) 898-2501
FAX: (803) 898-4515
E-mail: www.dhhs.state.sc.us

SOUTH DAKOTA
Region VIII
Gail Ferris, Administrator
Office of Adult Services and Aging
Richard F. Kneip Building
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-3656
FAX: (605) 773-6834
E-mail: asaging@dss.state.sd.us

TENNESSEE
Region IV
James S. Whaley, Executive Director
Commission on Aging
Andrew Jackson Building. 9th floor,
500 Deaderick Street,
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0860
(615) 741-2056
FAX: (615) 741-3309

TEXAS
Region VI
Mary Sapp, Executive Director
Texas Department on Aging
4900 North Lamar, 4th Floor
Austin, TX 78751 - 2316
(512) 424-6840
FAX: (512) 424-6890
E-mail: mail@tdoa.state.tx.us

UTAH
Region VIII
Helen Goddard, Director
Division of Aging & Adult Services
Box 45500
120 North 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0500
(801) 538-3910
FAX: (801) 538-4395

VERMONT
Region I
Patrick Flood, Commissioner
Vermont Department of Aging and Disabilities
Waterbury Complex
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671 - 2301
(802) 241-2400
FAX: (802) 241-2325
e-mail: dyaco@dad.state.vt.us

VIRGINIA
Region III
Dr. Ann Magee, Commissioner
Virginia Department for the Aging
1600 Forest Avenue, Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 662-9333
FAX: (804) 662-9354
E-mail: aging@vdh.state.va.us

VIRGIN ISLANDS
Region II
Ms. Sedonie Halbert, Commissioner
Senior Citizen Affairs
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
Knud Hansen Complex, Building A
1303 Hospital Ground
Charlotte Amalie, VI 00802
(340) 774-0930
FAX: (340) 774-3466

WASHINGTON
Region X
Kathy Leitch Acting Assistant Secretary
Aging and Adult Services Administration
Department of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45050
Olympia, WA 98504-5050
(360) 493-2500
FAX: (360) 438-8633
E-mail: askdshs@dshs.wa.gov

WEST VIRGINIA
Region III
Gaylene A. Miller, Commissioner
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
Holly Grove - Building 10
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-3317
FAX: (304) 558-0004
E-mail: info@boss.state.wv.us

WISCONSIN
Region V
Donna McDowell, Director
Bureau of Aging and Long Term Care Resources
Department of Health and Family Services
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-2536
FAX: (608) 267-3203
E-mail: snittma@dhfs.state.wi.us

WYOMING
Region VIII
Dan Stackis, Administrator
Office on Aging
Department of Health
117 Hathaway Building - Rm 139
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0710
(307) 777-7986
FAX: (307) 777-5340
E-mail: wyaging@state.wy.us



Gail Mitchell
Empowering Caregivers

Ms. Mitchell is the President and Founder of NOFEC. Her full-time caregiving experience began in the early eighties when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Later on she became the primary caregiver for her father, along with her mother who had become critically ill from burnout prior to her dadís passing. In recent years, she cared for several friends with AIDS while continuing to care for her mother and actively providing support, information, referrals and resources for caregivers.

Prior to founding NOFEC, she created the iVillageHealth Chat: Empowering Caregivers, which she hosted for over 5 years. Within a month of hosting she created Empowering Caregivers: www.care-givers.com in 1999 as a resource for caregivers around the globe. Over three million visitors have frequented the website.

Gail's leadership on the Internet and her success with Empowering Caregivers led her to found National Organization For Empowering Caregivers (NOFEC) INC in 2001.

She presents at national and international care-related conferences and programs and has been a keynote speaker for many programs as well.

Ms Mitchell has assisted thousands of caregivers online and offline in ways to empower themselves in their roles in caring for loved ones.

For a list of client and or her resume, please contact info@nofec.org

Gail's articles have been published in many venues nationally and in Canada.Presently, she is a member of American Society on Aging and National Quality Caregivers Coalition.

E-mail: info@care-givers.com
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