December 23, 2005
Diana C. Scully Named Director of the Office of Elder Services
AUGUSTA, Maine The Office of Elder Services has a new director. Diana C. Scully, of Hallowell, has been named to that post by Jack Nicholas, Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
“I am excited to have Diana serve as director,” Nicholas said. “She has the right experience for the job as we continue our work to meet the needs of Maine’s elderly.”
Scully, who has worked as a legislative and policy analyst, was the first Director of Welfare, Employment, Education and Training for the Maine Department of Human Services (DHS). She also served as the Director of Rehabilitation for DHS and as Home Care Administrator for the Kennebec Valley Regional Health Agency.
As the owner of Vantage Point—a consulting firm in Hallowell—she served as part-time Executive Director of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission and provided services to dozens of other Maine organizations over several years.
Since August of 2004, Scully has worked as the Continuity of Care Manager in the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adult Mental Health Services and served as staff to the Joint Advisory Committee on The Needs of Older Persons.
“Diana is an experienced leader whom I have known for a number of years and I am confidant she will effectively lead the Office of Elder Services into the future,” DHHS Commissioner Jack Nicholas said.
Among her numerous community and civic responsibilities, Scully serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Maine Health Access Foundation as well as the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Augusta.
The Office of Elder Services contracts with five Area Agencies on Aging and other community providers, the Office serves more than 40,000 older and disabled adults annually, most of them over the age of 75. Adult Protective and Guardianship services are administered directly through 12 local DHHS offices statewide.