Lori K. Parham, PhD

Lori K. Parham, PhD, is AARP Maine’s State Director, leading the states advocacy and education efforts on health and financial security issues statewide.  She began her career at AARP in Florida.  Before becoming Florida State Director in early 2007, she served as Manager of Advocacy and was responsible for policy and legislative advocacy.

Parham has extensive knowledge of health and long-term care issues. Before joining AARP, Parham served as a legislative analyst for the Florida Senate, providing technical expertise to the Committee on Health, Aging and Long-Term Care. She also served as staff for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), focusing on long-term care issues.  Prior to her work at AHCA, Parham worked at the Florida State University, Pepper Institute on Aging, where she was involved in multiple research projects on long-term care.

Parham oversees AARP Maine’s efforts to engage cities and towns in creating livable communities for people of all ages, with a specific focus on economic development and aging in place. She has presented to multiple groups on the importance of Maine taking a collaborative and proactive approach to building age-friendly communities.