Jennifer Davis Carey

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Jennifer Davis Carey
Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs
In office
Preceded byLillian Glickman
Succeeded byMike Festa
Massachusetts Director of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
In office
Preceded byDaniel Grabauskas
Succeeded byBeth Lindstrom
Personal details
ResidenceArlington, Massachusetts
Alma materHarvard-Radcliffe
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jennifer Davis Carey is an American government official who served as Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs from 2003 to 2007.

Early life[edit]

Carey graduated from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She went on to earn a doctoral degree in administration and planning in social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.[1][2]

Education career[edit]

Carey began her career at Ohio University, where she served as an Assistant Dean.[2] From 1982 to 1992 she was the Senior Admissions and Financial Aid Officer at Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges. From 1992 to 1998 she worked as the Director of College Counseling at the Bancroft School.[3]

Government career[edit]

In 1998, Carey joined the administration of Governor Paul Cellucci as a Special Assistant to the Governor. In this role she oversaw constituent services and external relations.[3] From 1999 to 2003 she was director of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, where she acted as a consumer advocate and coordinated nine state regulatory agencies.[1][3]

Secretary of Elder Affairs[edit]

On December 19, 2002, Governor-elect Mitt Romney announced that Carey would be his Secretary of Elder Affairs.[4] Carey stepped down as Elder Affairs Secretary on May 30, 2007 to become director of training and education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine division.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Cooney, Elizabeth (May 31, 2007). "State elder affairs chief joins UMass Medical School". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Jennifer Davis Carey". Initiative for Engaged Citizenship. Initiative for Engaged Citizenship. Archived from the original on January 11, 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "About Secretary Jennifer Davis Carey". The Official Website of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Romney names Worcester resident to post". Telegram & Gazette. December 20, 2002.