- Secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging
- One of the first specialists in the field of gerontology
- Began her own firm, Wolf and Associates Consultant in Long Term Care Facilities
- Director of the Richard Cabot Clinic for the elderly in Kansas City
- Member of the 1985 Presidential Task Force on Women’s Health Issues
- Recipient of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Award
Esther Valladolid Wolf began her life’s work in gerontology with a BS in social work from the University Of Kansas in 1976 then her Masters in 1977. In the early 1970s, as planner for services for the elderly in a five-county area, she helped establish sites where senior could gather daily for meals and social services. She has been and remains a strong advocate for the rights of minorities, women, and the elderly. She served on the Presidential Task Force on Women’s Health in 1985 and was awarded the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Award that same year. She has served on both the University Of Kansas School of Social Work Advisory Board as well as the University Of Kansas School of Health Administration Advisory Board. In 1987, she was appointed Secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging by Governor Mike Hayden. She currently sits on the Johnson County Visioning Committee as a community diversity representative.