Bay Aging’s Melissa Blake Wins ASD’s Excellence in Financial Management Services Award

Recognizes Individuals Who Have Advanced Self-Direction through Financial Management Services

(Urbanna, VA) – Bay Aging’ Veteran Directed Care Administrator, Melissa Blake, was recognized at the 2019 Applied Self Direction Conference with ASD’s Excellence in Financial Management Services Award. The award is given annually to an employee of a Financial Management Services entity who has advanced self-direction through FMS. The 2019 Self-Direction Conference was held on April 29th and 30th in Baltimore, Maryland.

“It is such an honor to receive this award,” Ms. Blake said. “The members of ASD are experts in the Financial Management Services field, and I am humbled that they have recognized my work in promoting the expansion of Veteran Directed Care to all veterans,” she added.
Bay Aging’s Veteran Directed Care program assists veterans in regaining control of their healthcare by working with a certified options counselor to custom build a spending plan that is designed to allow veterans to hire employees that he or she trusts to meet their specific needs. Bay Aging also provides financial management services to enrolled veterans.

“We are thrilled to see Melissa’s work recognized by ASD,” said Kathy Vesley, Bay Aging’s President and CEO. “Since 2011, Melissa has been the leader in developing the financial management services program used by Bay Aging in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, DC. Bay Aging provides in-house financial management services to more than 200 veterans currently enrolled in the Veteran Directed Care program.”


Bay Aging is pleased to join the Administration for Community Living in celebrating Older Americans Month throughout May. This year’s theme, Age My Way, focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible. Older adults play vital, positive roles in strengthening our community. Ensuring that older adults remain [...]