Assistant Director, University of Maine Center on Aging
Jennifer Crittenden has more than 9 years of experience in professional and community education, and program planning. Nearly all research projects and grant-funded programs under her management entail the translation of academic research into professional and public education programs, events, and dissemination activities. She has been involved in implementing and evaluating a wide range of aging projects and initiatives including serving as the program manager for Encore Leadership Corps, evaluation coordinator for the Penquis Regional Linking Project, and coordinator of the Rural Relatives as Parents Project, and providing program management for the Safe Medicine Disposal for ME Program, to name a few. In addition to her work with the Maine Gerontological Society, she is a member of a number of organizations and professional groups including the International Institute on Pharmaceutical Safety and the Gerontological Society of America where she has served as the co-chair of the Rural Aging Interest Group. Jennifer has served as a grant and award reviewer for local and national funders. Outside of her work in the field of aging, she serves as an admissions reader for the University of Maine at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Jennifer lives in Levant, Maine, with her husband and daughter.