Welcome to Our New Training and Education Coordinator, Jessica Martone

Jessica A. Martone joins us from her previous position with the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area/CAPCOG where she held the positions of Health, Prevention and Wellness Coordinator, and previous to that the Aging Program Specialist.  In these roles, Ms. Martone was involved in planning, developing, and implementing evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs.  She provided consultative services and technical assistance to program staff and volunteers, governmental agencies, community organizations, and the general public.  She also provided outreach support, presentations and was a panel expert for events both local and statewide. 

Ms. Martone is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Sociology and Pennsylvania State University with an Associates of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts.  Ms. Martone is the 2020 recipient of the Texas State University Department of Sociology’s Outstanding Undergraduate Alumni Award.

Ms. Martone is a Certified Master Trainer in Chronic Disease Self-Management, Workplace Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management, and Building Better Caregivers (the evidence-based self-management programs previously offered by Stanford Patient Education Research Center, now offered through the Self-Management Resource Center). She is also a Master Trainer in the A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Program (the evidence-based fall prevention program developed at Boston University, now offered through Maine Health).

Ms. Martone is a workgroup partner with the Chronic Disease Prevention and Active Living coalition of Austin, a steering committee member with the Texas Active for Life Coalition in the Center for Population Health and Aging at Texas A&M University, and a workgroup partner with Healthy Williamson County.  Ms. Martone is a passionate advocate for older adults in maintaining their independence, aging in place and remaining vital members of their communities.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, pets and friends, visiting wineries in the Texas hill country, and recently has taken back up sewing in order to help make masks for community members.