Hilary Dalin is the Director of the Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services. The Office coordinates and manages a federal strategy for elder justice, to provide coordinated and seamless responses to transform adult victims of abuse into survivors and to prevent abuse before it happens. The Office supports elder rights and legal assistance programs for older Americans funded in every state, and also supports pension counseling and assistance programs. The Office also works closely with ACL’s Office of Long-Term Ombudsman Programs.

Previously Hilary was with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to joining the government, Hilary was involved nationally and at the state level with benefits access, elder abuse remedies and legal assistance for older Americans. She was a legal assistance attorney and manager in older Americans offices for many years, served as Ombudsman legal back-up and trainer in several states, and has taught elder law and health law at a number of law schools.

Hilary is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law, from which she recently received the Victor J. Garo Alumni Public Service Award