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Jed Johnson

Managing Director of Aging Services


Jed Johnson is an award-winning, national leader in adult- and senior-services arenas.





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Jed Johnson supervises operations and staff for CARF International's Aging Services accreditation area. He provides leadership for developing standards and improvements in accreditation processes. Jed joined CARF in October 2018 after 18 years at Easterseals, where he served as vice president of national programs.

Johnson's primary expertise lies in caregiving (with a prior focus on rural and/or military/veteran caregiving populations), transportation/mobility and aging, respite care, and adult day services.

Areas of Expertise

Senior TransportationRural caregivingMilitary or veteran caregivingAdult Day ServicesContinuing Care Retirement CommunitiesCare for Older AdultsRespite CareElderly mobility needsAging with a disability


2012 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education | professional

The American Society of Aging presents the Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education to an individual or organization that has demonstrated continued excellence in training and education in the field of aging. Easter Seals received the award in 2012 for services, education and training projects that Johnson led.


2009 Robert E. Bradford Leadership Award | professional

Awarded annually by Easter Seals, the Robert E. Bradford Leadership Award recognizes the leadership skills of a headquarters staff member who has demonstrated a strong commitment to Easter Seals and the potential for growth.


2006 Ruth Von Behren Award | professional

Awarded by the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA), the Ruth Von Behren Award recognizes the personal achievements and commitment of individuals in the field of Adult Day Services who have had a national impact on Adult Day Services. It is given to an outstanding volunteer or employee of an organization that directly supports adult day services nationally.



University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

MBA, Public Management


University of Pennsylvania - School of Social Work

MSW, Health Care, Aging


Oberlin College

BA, Government, Urban Studies



  • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
  • PsychArmor Institute - Caregiver & Families Advisory Committee
  • Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center - ARCH Advisory Committee

Media Appearances

Jed Johnson to join CARF as managing director of aging services

CARF International  online


Former Easterseals executive brings two decades of experience with CARF surveys and governance.

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Industry Publications

Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 | The National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute


Jed Johnson served on the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) Advisory Panel for this publication. The purpose of this study is to present a portrait of unpaid family caregivers today. To that end, NAC and the AARP Public Policy Institute present Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, based on data collected in late 2014.

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Serving Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis in the Home: Home Care Providers & Personal Care Assistants | Guidelines and Recommendations for Quality Care


Jed Johnson served as a reviewer for this publication.

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Role of Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Transportation Coordination Efforts | Technical Assistance Exchange Issue Brief


Jed Johnson served as a reviewer for this publication. The purpose of this issue brief is two-fold. First, it will assist Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in identifying relevant resources and stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels that can assist with the direct provision of transportation coordination services to consumers. The second purpose is to demonstrate how ADRCs can connect with existing transportation coalitions in their communities to pursue broader changes in the transportation system.

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Chapter 16: Social Work and Dementia Care Within Adult Day Services | Dementia and Social Work Practice - Research and interventions


Jed Johnson and Marilyn Hartle

The social work profession has and will continue to play a vital role in preparing for and responding to what has been often referred to as the "graying of America." This social work role is particularly important when working with persons with dementia and related diagnoses.

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Caregiving in Rural America | Easter Seals and the National Alliance for Caregiving


This report is a summary of findings from the 2004 survey related to caregiving in rural America, but is also a statement of the need for additional information and action. Jed Johnson was one of the principle authors.

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Serving Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis in Adult Day Programs | Guidelines & Recommendations


Jed Johnson served as a contributor and reviewer for this publication wile sitting on the National MS Society Adult Day Task Force.

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The Role of Social Work in Adult Day Services | Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care


Jed Johnson

This article explores the unique role of social work within adult day services, one of the fastest growing segments in the health care marketplace. The particular role of advocacy, care management, and crisis intervention are highlighted and discussed using three case studies.

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