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Lisa Monroe Appointed Director, Office for the Aging

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, confirmed County Administrator Jason Molino’s appointment of Lisa Monroe as Director of the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.  Monroe, who has served as NY Connects Coordinator for the Office for the Aging since 2013, and as the Office’s Interim Director since September of this year, was selected as the recommended candidate, following a national search.

Administrator Molino told Legislators Monroe comes to the position with over 20 years experience working with the aging population and recognized her as “a steadfast leader in the department,” noting that agency partners voiced nothing but praise for Lisa during the search process.

Prior to joining County government five years ago, Director Monroe served from 1997 to 2013 as Director of Therapeutic Recreation at Willow Point Nursing Home, in Vestal, NY; and before that as Recreation Leader at Ithaca’s Lakeside Nursing Home (now Cayuga Ridge), from 1994-1997.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY College at Cortland, with a major in Recreation and Leisure Studies, with a Therapeutic Recreation concentration.

“I am honored to have this opportunity and excited to continue to serve the community in this new role, especially during a time when our population is aging at historic rates and life expectancy rates continue to rise,” Director Monroe said.  It will be more critical than ever to advocate for services and supports to meet the increasing needs.”