Maureen Henry, JD

Executive Director, Utah Commission on Aging

Maureen Henry, JD, has been the Executive Director of the Utah Commission on Aging since 2005. In that position, she was instrumental in facilitating the process that led to the passage of a new Advance Health Care Directive law, and has been involved in policy evaluations of health care workforce, aging workers, financial exploitation and abuse, the Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), and long-term care policy. In addition, Maureen has served as Director of Utah’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) since 2009, a systems change initiative designed to improve access to information about long-term services and supports throughout the state. She has lectured to professionals, students and trainees, and members of the public about aging and end-of-life topics. She is a Division Associate with the University of Utah Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and is a member of the national POLST Paradigm Task Force. Maureen is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Utah College of Nursing Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence PhD Geriatric Specialty Cohort. Her dissertation will address decision-making preferences of older adults with cognitive impairment. Maureen is a graduate of Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley.