Mary Lynn Kasunic
Area Agency on Aging, Region One
Mary Lynn Kasunic, M.S., CPM is the President & CEO and Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging, Region One since 1990. Under her leadership, the Agency provides over 50 programs and services to more than 100,000 Maricopa County residents each year. Mary Lynn has responded to the unmet needs of older adults, adults with disabilities and special populations by developing many innovative programs such as DOVES®, ElderVention®, Mosaic®, HIV Care Directions®, APS Care Coordination, and Caring Circles. In 1993, she co-founded and currently co-chairs the Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance. Mary Lynn is involved in a variety of national, state and local organizations and has trained over 50 organizations across the country on developing effective elder abuse prevention coalitions. Mary Lynn currently serves on the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Board of Directors. Mary Lynn has received an Excellence in Leadership award from the n4a and was selected for a Piper Fellowship for exemplary nonprofit leadership. Mary Lynn received her M.S. from Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Manager.