Laura Trejo

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

Ms. Trejo is a founding Co-Director/Investigator of the Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for Research in Aging (LA CAPRA), a partnership between UCLA and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging. She served as the founding director of El Portal, a Latino Alzheimer’s Project responsible for the development of the nation’s first comprehensive program targeting Latinos affected by Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers. Ms. Trejo is a founding member of the National Alzheimer’s Advisory Council and served as the first District Chief for countywide older adult mental health for Los Angeles County. She also currently serves on various boards and committees.
Country: USA