The Area Agency on Aging 1-B Leadership Team includes decades of experience in social work, health care administration, finance and business.
McGuire has a long history with the agency—first joining in 1985. He’s held various roles in his over three decades with the AAA 1-B. Most recently, he served as Director of Research, Policy Development and Advocacy. In this role he worked closely with Michigan legislators on issues of importance to the state’s older adult population and the over 650,000 people age 60 and older that reside in the AAA 1-B region. McGuire’s focus has always been on helping older adults. He holds a Master of Social Work in Policy Analysis, Planning and Administration from Western Michigan University, along with a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. He holds a Bachelor in Social Work from Michigan State University. His past work includes positions at Region IV Area Agency on Aging and the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging. McGuire has taught classes on topics that include aging, gerontology and public policy development at several universities, including the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University and Madonna University.
Jarvis joined the agency in 2001 as Director of Communications. In her current role as Chief Strategy Officer, Jarvis has oversight of several areas including marketing and public relations, fundraising, advocacy and research, the Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program and the Community and Business Advancement division. Jarvis launched her career in fitness industry, managing health and fitness clubs in the Toronto area. She moved into the nonprofit industry with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario working in corporate sponsorship, prior to moving to the United States in 2000. She holds a bachelor’s of Kinesiology from York University and a Masters of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business.
Baloga joined the Area Agency in Aging 1-B in January 2013. Baloga holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a dual-master’s degree in Nursing Administration and Business Administration from Madonna University. She is a fellow of the American College of Health Executives. In her career, she has served as an emergency and cardiac care nurse and has held administrative responsibilities in Hospital Operations, Aging Services, Marketing/Public Relations and Service Excellence. She has also held a corporate system role as the Administrator of two Family Medicine Centers and Residency programs and was an Assistant Professor at the Oakland University School of Medicine.