Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA
General Manager of the Department of Aging
Los Angeles Department of Aging

 

Laura Trejo is responsible for the overall administration of the Los Angeles Department of Aging serving one of the largest concentrations of older persons in the U.S.; serves as technical and policy advisor to the Mayor and City Council; and represents the City of Los Angeles before the public, community and private groups on matters affecting senior citizen affairs.

Ms. Trejo has dedicated over 25 years of service to older adults and their family caregivers, consulted and trained extensively throughout the United States, and have worked with individual countries and international organizations on the development of programs for the elderly. Ms. Trejo's work and commitment to excellence have earned high praise and recognition, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Award, considered the nation's highest honor in community health, and the American Society on Aging's awards for Excellence in Training and Education and leadership in Mental Health and Aging. In 2012, Ms. Trejo was named by Los Angeles magazine among the "50 Most Influential Women" and received the USC Royal Institute's Community Partnership Award. In their calendar series of "Women who Dare," the United States Library of Congress recognized Ms. Trejo's accomplishments as a force for social change. Ms. Trejo is a gerontologist with a Master of Science in Gerontology, Master of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care Administration all from the University of Southern California.