Mary Lazare

Mary Lazare is the Principal Deputy Administrator for the Administration for Community Living (ACL) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ms. Lazare is from St. Louis, Missouri, where she served from 2004 to 2006 as Vice President for Home and Community-Based Services for Lutheran Senior Services. She also reorganized older adult outreach social services such as SHIP, the Good Neighbor Program, and elder fraud prevention.

Her prior experience includes serving as Vice President of Senior Care Facilities and Community Health Ministries at Ascension Health, the nation’s largest health system; Vice-President of Senior Services and Home Care Services at BJC Health Care for 13 member hospital systems and 6 skilled nursing facilities; and as Executive Director for the Jewish Center for the Aged, a 280 bed Medicare/Medicaid Skilled Nursing Facility.

Ms. Lazare’s extensive senior health professional leadership includes serving as Chair of both the Missouri Association of Homes for Aging and the American College of Health Care Administrators. She is a 2000 graduate of Leadership St. Louis and was a member of the Leading Age House of Delegates.

Ms. Lazare received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She received Master’s Degrees in Gerontology from Lindenwood University and in Business Administration and Management from Maryville University of Saint Louis.