Meredith Hanley


Meredith Eisenhart Hanley, Director, Community Capacity Building, joined n4a in 2016. Meredith is responsible for overseeing the Information and Planning Grant Program, funded through the Administration for Community Living, which includes the administration of AAA and Title VI program surveys, topical polls and dissemination and training. She provides leadership on the Dementia Friendly America Initiative which, through the work of over 35 national, leading organizations, is catalyzing a movement to more effectively support and serve those across America who are living with dementia and their care partners.
Prior to joining n4a, Meredith worked for the Arlington County, VA Aging and Disability Services Division as the Quality and Development Supervisor from 2012 to 2016. She oversaw program performance metrics and quality improvement for the Division and worked on a variety of special projects including managing referrals and quality assurance at a County-funded assisted living residence, implementing a staff training initiative and providing staff support to the County Commissions on Aging and Long-Term Care Residences. From 2008 to 2012, she co-directed The John A. Hartford Foundation-funded Gero-Ed Center at the Council on Social Work Education where she managed a portfolio of grants, provided technical assistance to grantees, and produced reports and issue briefs in collaboration with the University of Washington. Meredith also worked as a contractor for the Administration on Aging’s Alzheimer’s disease demonstration grant program through RTI International from 2006 to 2008. She has a master’s degree in social work with a focus in gerontology from Washington University in St. Louis.