Kelly Dearman, JD

Project: "In Home Care Gap Solution- Outreach and Replication Project"
San Francisco IHSS Public Authority
San Francisco, CA

As the executive director of the San Francisco In Home Supportive Services Public Authority for the past three years, I promote a service delivery model of consumer-directed, in-home support that increases the potential for seniors and people with disabilities to live independently and participate in their communities.

In addition to my role at the Public Authority, I am currently the co-chair of the SF Aging and Disability Task Force, I am a member of the Long Term Care Coordinating Council, the Palliative Care Work Group, and the In Home Supportive Services Task Force. On a state level I serve as the Northern Region Vice President of the California Association of Public Authorities. These organizations all work towards improving the lives of low income seniors and people with disabilities.

Prior to joining the Public Authority, I served on the SF Human Services Commission, started my own non profit to provide first time home buyer assistance for low income residents of this city, and practiced law specializing in elder issues. I received my BA from UC Berkeley, JD from Hastings College of the Law, and MA in political science from Rutgers University.

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