Why I Serve...
"The impact of hurricane Katrina on older adults and adults with disabilities was my wake-up call to become more involved in emergency planning and response. Serving on NACSD will enable me to continue to serve as an advocate for those most-at-risk before, during and after emergencies. "
Maria Greene, M.S. and Masters Gerontology Certification, is a consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in human services and support programs for older adults and people with disabilities. She has over twenty years of state government experience in Georgia including ten years as Director of the Division of Aging Services (DAS). With her broad experience in the administration and delivery of services, she has successfully assisted other States in improving their programs and services for older adults and adults with disabilities. Since 2010 she has been working with national associations, state governments, and HHS ACL and DHS FEMA related projects. She is a former FEMA Disability Integration Advisor with Emergency Management Institute training in the Incident Command System.
Ms. Greene is a graduate of Georgia State University and GSU Gerontology Institute. She lives in Franklin, North Carolina and enjoys creating pottery and hiking.