Jennifer Crittenden, MSW, Assistant Director at the UMaine Center on Aging (UMCoA) is the Project Coordinator for the grandfamilies certificate program. In her role as Assistant Director, Jennifer oversees the Center’s research, evaluation, and training programs. In addition to publishing in the field of gerontology, she has developed educational workshops, trainings, and conferences for a wide range of audiences including older adults, caregivers, healthcare professionals, social service professionals, and administrators. Nearly all research projects and grant-funded programs under her management entail the translation of academic research into professional and public education programs, events and dissemination activities. Her experience includes the development and oversight of an educational series of workshops for caregivers on Alzheimer’s and dementia. She has also developed and implemented a series of “lunch and learn” presentations for primary care offices on the topics of elder abuse and senior healthcare transportation. Jennifer has served on the Steering Committee for the Center on Aging’s Professional Education in Geriatrics Series (PEGS). In addition, she has served as the Training Coordinator for the Transitions with Care Project through the Regional Medical Center of Lubec where she coordinated a series of trainings and a half-day conference for case management professionals throughout Maine. Jennifer is a board member of the Maine Gerontological Society and a member of the Gerontological Society of America.