Governor-elect Tom Wolf announced on Friday that he has chosen Teresa Osborne, a native Scrantonian who is currently serving as executive director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging, as secretary of the Department of Aging.
"Teresa Osborne has over two decades of experience working with and advocating for the elderly and the disadvantaged," Wolf continued. "Her management experience, as well her record enhancing Pennsylvania’s response to elder abuse and exploitation, make her a solid fit to lead the Department of Aging."
She 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. Osborne was a catalyst in the effort to enact “Peggy’s Law,” which was designed to enhance Pennsylvania’s response to elder abuse and exploitation. She also helped form a four-county, non-profit Northeast Behavioral Health Care Consortium (NBHCC), which implemented Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program serving over 90,000 members who receive Medical Assistance. Osborne also served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Law Enforcement & Mental Health in the City of Scranton. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree and Masters of Health Service Administration from Marywood University.
Source: Wolf Transition Press