The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently appointed Courtney Tierney as the Director of the Prince William Area Agency on Aging.She
will start Oct. 1.Tierney
will oversee the agency, which serves older adults, their families and caregivers in the tri-jurisdictional area of Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park.
The agency is responsible for maintaining the independence and quality of life for older people and their families; and for advocating, educating, coordinating and implementing programs and services for older adults.Tierney has extensive experience with the management of aging-related issues, as she has been chief operating officer for the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois since 2002.She is certified in information and referral systems and federal grants management.She is also a certified domestic violence professional, Medicare Part D specialist and outreach specialist.Currently, she is a member of the Illinois chapter of the Alzheimer Association State Public Policy Committee, the Family Violence Coordinating Council Statewide Responding to Elder Abuse Committee and Health Systems Committee, the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association Program Development Council, the Illinois Nutrition Council and the National Council on the Aging.
As a recognized expert in the aging field, Tierney
has made presentations on aging issues inside and outside the United States.She is a guest lecturer for Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University and Southwestern Illinois College.Tierney received her master of social work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.