Areas of Expertise
Long-Term Services and Supports
Carrie Blakeway Amero has worked in the field of long term services and supports for 20+ years. Before joining AARP as Director for Long-Term Services and Supports in 2020, she was a senior manager, policy analyst and researcher at The Lewin Group for 17 years. Her work has focused on improving service systems for people who are aging, people with disabilities, people with chronic conditions, and their caregivers. In particular, she focuses on addressing issues related to improving how people access needed services, integrating health and human service systems, and LTSS workforce development.
Ms. Amero has extensive experience providing technical assistance to states and community-based organizations, monitoring and evaluating public programs, and supporting continuous quality improvement through learning systems.
As a consultant to the Administration for Community Living, she supported the launch, expansion, and ongoing monitoring of the national Aging and Disability Resource Center/No Wrong Door Initiative between 2003-2015. For the CMS Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG), she served as the director for the National Direct Service Workforce Center between 2005-2014.
Between 2012-2020, for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS, Ms. Amero served as the project director for the Cross-Model Learning Network for Alternative Payment Models and the Learning System manager for the Health Care Innovation Awards. Ms. Amero earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s in Public Affairs, both from the University of Texas at Austin.