Lee-Pullen County of Marin



Welcome to my home page.  I am Lee Pullen, one of Marin County's public servants. 

My career began at the Institute on Aging as a mental health counselor.  I followed this with 10 years of service in Marin County's Adult Services as a social worker.  In my 10 year stint with Marin County, I held various managerial positions that helped catapult my career.

In 2009, I left Marin County to serve for the County of Santa Clara as the Director of Aging and Adult Services, which included Adult Protective Services, In-Home Supportive Services, Senior Nutrition and administrative connection to the Office of Public Guardian, which was overseen by a separate executive manager.  Serving was very challenging, yet very rewarding.  In Santa Clara, I led community-wide planning and policy development, sponsored state legislation aimed at elder abuse protections, and collaborated with various non-profits, municipalities, and healthcare organizations to build long-term services and supports for elders.

Fast forward to 2017, I've been back in Marin as the Director of Aging and Adult Services for four years now.  It's been really exciting for me to be back because of the strong network of community-based partnerships, a supportive Board and dedicated staff, and residents who are willing to get involved. The commitment and expertise of volunteers and those who serve on the Commission on Aging is extraordinary.

I'm honored to be a part of it! Find me also at  www.leepullen.info

Celebrating Older Americans

posted May 7, 2015, 9:57 AM by Lee Pullen   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 1:51 PM ]

Communities across the country have celebrated Older Americans’ Month ever since John F. Kennedy, working with members of the National Council of Senior Citizens, designated the first one in May, 1963. The annual observance offers the opportunity to learn about, support, and celebrate our nation’s older residents.

This year’s Older American’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” is about emphasizing the voices of older Americans to raise awareness of important aging issues.

Enacted in the same year as Medicare, the Older Americans Act has provided a nationwide services network of Area Agencies on Aging to help older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. In Marin County, the Area Agency on Aging is charged to be the leading planner, administrator, and funder of Older Americans Act services for persons over the age of 60 and family caregivers. The Board of Supervisors governs this agency, which has an annual budget of $2.4 million and is part of the larger Office of Aging and Adult Services in Marin County’s Health and Human Services Department.

To create a well-coordinated, community-based system of support, the Area Agency on Aging provides direct services and also contracts with a network of private and non-profit agencies. Eleven organizations in Marin, along with a large contingent of volunteers, assist the agency in providing over 20 different services for older adults and unpaid family caregivers. Services include meals delivered to homes and sites where seniors meet, assisted transportation, caregiver support, legal services, elder abuse protections, and more. On average, over 4,400 persons in Marin benefit from one or more of these programs throughout the year.

The Marin County Commission on Aging advises the Area Agency on Aging and the Board of Supervisors on the needs of older adults and recommends programs and allocation of resources to address those needs. Twenty-three citizens of Marin County, representing supervisorial districts and city councils, serve on the Commission. The Commission educates and advocates on behalf of older adults. It does its work by holding monthly public meetings throughout the county, working in a committee structure to address seniors’ needs, monitoring provided services, and interacting with the community.

Each monthly meeting has an educational component and members of the public are encouraged to attend. This year has featured topics of family caregiver support, Medicare updates, fall prevention, senior services in West Marin, and a public hearing on the Area Agency on Aging annual plan. The Commission’s committees are active in such areas as housing, transportation, health, nutrition, and community-wide planning. The Commission’s legislative task force identifies policy issues for advocacy, such as affordable senior housing and elder justice. Many Commissioners are working to make their communities “age-friendly”, and Sausalito, Corte Madera, and Fairfax have received designation by the World Health Organization as “age-friendly cities”.

 


Marin County Board of Supervisors Meetings 2014-2016

posted Aug 8, 2014, 12:39 PM by Lee Pullen   [ updated Aug 6, 2016, 1:16 PM ]

See me at the Board of Supervisors of Marin County.









Lee Pullen at a Glance

posted Aug 7, 2014, 5:04 PM by Lee Pullen   [ updated Dec 21, 2015, 10:12 PM ]

Quick Summary of Duncan Lee-Pullen

Professional Experience
: I have been in the field of Aging for over 17 years 

Previous Experience: Santa Clara Director of Aging and Adult Services

Education: Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Certifications: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Lee Pullen - Marin County Professional Photos

posted Aug 7, 2014, 4:34 PM by Lee Pullen   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 2:05 PM ]

Marin County has all the ingredients to create and build an aging-friendly, livable community for all. 




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ABOVE: Here are a few professional photos of  Lee-Pullen on the job in and around the County of Marin.

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