Wolf’s Secretary of Aging named: Teresa Osborne

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From the Times-Tribune, Scranton, PA

“Gov.-elect Tom Wolf today announced he will nominate former Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging Executive Director Teresa Osborne as secretary of the Department of Aging.

“In a statement, the Wolf transition team said Ms. Osborne ‘was a catalyst in the effort to enact “Peggy’s Law,” which was designed to enhance Pennsylvania’s response to elder abuse and exploitation.’

“‘Teresa Osborne has over two decades of experience working with and advocating for the elderly and the disadvantaged,’ Mr. Wolf said in the statement. ‘Her management experience, as well her record enhancing Pennsylvania’s response to elder abuse and exploitation, make her a solid fit to lead the Department of Aging.’

“Ms. Osborne is executive director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging. Before that, she was chancellor and chief operating officer of the Diocese of Scranton. She was executive director the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services as well as the aging agency.

“She was seriously injured last July when her car collided with a tractor-trailer on the Davis Street Bridge in Scranton, but recovered and took the Luzerne County job later in the year.”

Read more here at the Times-Leader, Wilkes-Barre

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