Emily K. Shea has been serving as Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly for the City of Boston since April 2011 and was reappointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in January 2014. The Commission serves as Boston’s Area Agency on Aging and Boston’s Council on Aging. In her role as Commissioner, she launched Age-Friendly Boston, a collaborative initiative focused on making Boston an even better place to live and to age. Commissioner Shea has fostered numerous partnerships throughout the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts to improve the quality of life for older adults. Prior to her work at the City, Ms. Shea’s work focused on meeting the needs of older adults as the Executive Director of Windsor House Adult Day Health Programs and President of the Massachusetts Adult Day Health Association, and finally as Director of Elder Services for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Boston’s anti-poverty agency. Ms. Shea received her MSW, MPH and Certificate in Gerontology from Boston University and her BA from St. Michael’s College.