San Francisco, CA— Janet Y. Spears, the Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco-based Metta Fund has been appointed to the San Francisco Aging and Adult Services Commission.
“I am humbled and honored to join the Commission at such a critical moment in time,” said Spears. “As people live longer – well into their 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond—older adults have come to represent the fastest growing population group. In San Francisco alone, nearly 30% of residents will be 60 or older by 2030. Now is the time to prepare for this upcoming generational shift.”
Spears has been Chief Executive Officer at Metta Fund for the past three years. Under her leadership, Metta Fund has pursued an audacious vision of an inclusive, connected, multi-generational, healthy and thriving San Francisco. In 2017, the foundation made a 10-year commitment to focus on addressing social isolation among older adults, a growing health concern associated with detrimental health consequences.
“Ms. Spears is an experienced and dedicated public servant who cares deeply about the dignity and quality of life of older adults and adults with disabilities; she will bring an important perspective and skill set to the Commission,” said James Loyce, Board Chair of Metta Fund and President of the San Francisco Health Commission. “I congratulate Mayor Breed on an excellent appointment.”
The San Francisco Aging and Adult Services Commission is a charter commission of the City and County of San Francisco that provides oversight over the Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS). The Commission’s purpose is to formulate, evaluate, and approve goals, objectives, plans, and programs and to set policies consistent with the overall objectives of the City and County that are established by the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors.