Teresa Osborne was nominated on January 16, 2019 by Governor Tom Wolf and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate as a State Civil Service Commissioner on March 19, 2019. She was named Commission Chairman on March 23.
Chairman Osborne recently served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. She previously served as Executive Director of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging, Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services, and Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging. She also served as Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer for the Diocese of Scranton.
A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Chairman Osborne possesses over two decades of professional and managerial work experience advocating for older Pennsylvanians and other vulnerable populations at the state and local government levels.
Chairman Osborne has volunteered with numerous not for profit and community organizations focused on improving conditions for seniors, persons with disabilities and the marginalized. She was recognized by Marywood University with a "Recent Graduate Award", received the Legion of Honor Award from The Chapel of Four Chaplains, and was recognized as a Northeast Woman of distinction by the Scranton Times-Tribune.
Chairman Osborne has a long history of involvement in professional and community service organizations including the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Friends of Holy Family Residence, the Shamrock Heart Foundation and St. Joseph's Center Festival Committee.
Chairman Osborne holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and Master Degree in Health Service Administration from Marywood University. She was an Immaculate Heart of Mary Scholar and is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society, the Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Honor Society and the Sigma Phi Omega Gerontology Honor Society.