MHCA CEO elected to Maine Council on Aging Board of Directors, Previous CEO honored with Legacy Award

The Maine Council on Aging (MCOA) recently welcomed three new members of its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on September 20, 2021, including MHCA President and CEO Angela Westhoff. She joins Peter Baker, LCSW, Program Manager for Geriatrics at MaineHealth and Catherine Ryder, LCPC, CEO at TriCounty Mental Health Services.

“We are thrilled to add these strong leaders with such diverse backgrounds and knowledge to our Board of Directors,” said Jess Maurer, MCOA Executive Director. “These new voices will advance our work in building an integrated system of formal and informal supports for older people that prioritizes low cost/high value interventions and builds across all systems.”

Also at the meeting, MHCA's former President and CEO, Rick Erb received the 2021 Lasting Legacy Award. This award recognizes and celebrates the sustained leadership of people whose commitment, ideals, and actions throughout their careers have brought about lasting and positive change to the lives of older Mainers. Rick was a founding member of the MCOA and served on the Board of Directors for 9 years. His commitment to aligning advocacy efforts related to essential support workers across the continuum of care was pivotal to many legislative successes. 

MCOA is a broad, multidisciplinary network of over 120 organizations, businesses, municipalities, and older community members dedicated to advancing healthy aging in Maine homes and communities.