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Teresa Osborne, Secretary of aging

Teresa Osborne was nominated on January 16, 2015 by Governor Tom Wolf, and was confirmed as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging by a unanimous vote of the Senate on May 13, 2015.

Secretary Osborne most recently served as the Executive Director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging; previously served as Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the Diocese of Scranton and prior to that was Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services and Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging. A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Secretary Osborne has over two decades experience working with and advocating for older Pennsylvanians and other vulnerable populations.

She has volunteered with numerous not for profit and community organizations focused on improving conditions for seniors, persons with disabilities and the marginalized. She was recognized by Marywood University with their Recent Graduate Award, received the Legion of Honor Award from The Chapel of Four Chaplains, and was recognized as a Northeast Woman of distinction by the Scranton Times-Tribune.

Ms. Osborne has a long history of involvement in professional and community service arenas including: the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Friends of Holy Family Residence, the Shamrock Heart Foundation and St. Joseph’s Center Festival Committee.

She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree and Masters of Health Service Administration from Marywood University. She was an Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholar and is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society, the Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Honor Society and the Sigma Phi Omega Gerontology Honor Society.