Mary Twomey is an Aging Program Specialist at the Administration for Community Living, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services. Previously, Mary was co-director of the National Center on Elder Abuse and the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at UC Irvine. From 2000-2007, she ran a local multi-disciplinary Consortium for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Institute on Aging in San Francisco. Before that, she spent 11 years at AARP and, among other things, ran their National Guardianship Monitoring Project. Mary’s interest in aging and elder justice issues was kindled when her grandparents came to live with her family when she was a child. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in gerontology.