McCoy Wade, DeMarois Appointed to Aging-Related Posts

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of two officials to aging-related posts within the state government.

Kimberly McCoy Wade has been appointed the Senior Advisor on Aging, Disability, and Alzheimer’s within the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. McCoy Wade served as the Director of the California Department of Aging since 2019 and was previously the CalFresh and Nutrition Branch Chief at the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) from 2015 to 2019. McCoy Wade’s new role does not require Senate confirmation.

Susan DeMarois has been appointed the Director of the California Department of Aging. DeMarois has served as the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association of California since 2013 and has held previous roles in aging-related advocacy organizations and health systems.

Additional information about the Governor’s aging-related appointments is available here.