Emily Merritt, Milwaukee WI
Director, Intergenerational Initiatives Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
As Director of Intergenerational Initiatives, Emily is leading the initiative to not only bring encore talent into the Alliance’s 450+ agency network, but to also help change the way our communities think about and utilize older adult talent. Prior to this role, Emily worked with Ways to Work, providing support to the nationwide network of program operators. She also worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters, building strategic school-based mentoring partnerships, and at ElderHelp of San Diego, building an entrepreneurial model that leveraged community supports to help seniors remain independent in their own homes.
She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she completed undergrad and grad school in the School of Social Work. She is enthusiastic about building organizational capacity through diverse talent pipelines, fighting ageism and lifelong learning!