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May 24, 2021

Marnie Mountjoy is the Director of the Division of Aging and Physical Disability at the Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL). Her career in state government began at the Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), which she says was a time of personal and professional growth.

From there, she accepted a job at DAIL where she continuously draws on the insight gained at DCBS.

“We do a lot of programs in the Department for Aging around grandparents and caregivers,” she said, “So, I take the knowledge that I learned and use it to this day.”

Since then, Mountjoy has become a fierce advocate for Kentucky’s aging community and network. Her focus is on programs that serve the elderly, caregivers, and those who are physically disabled. Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic, Mountjoy says her goal is to incorporate the lessons from 2020 and build on the successes.