Executive Director, San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services
San Francisco Director
Kelly Dearman is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and has more than 15 years experience developing policies and services to help ensure San Franciscans thrive as they age. Before joining DAS, Kelly was Executive Director of the San Francisco In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, which helps older adults and people with disabilities live independently and participate in their communities. She is also the former President of the San Francisco Human Services Commission. Kelly currently serves on the California Association of Area Agencies on Aging, an alternate board member of USAging (formerly N4A), and co-chair of the San Francisco Long Term Care Coordinating Council.
Kelly has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, a JD from UC Hastings Law, and an MA in Political Science from Rutgers University. For ten years, she ran a small law practice specializing in elder issues and probate law. Previously, Kelly and her sister operated a real estate company founded by their grandmother more than 50 years ago.