Linda S. Noelker, M.A., Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President for Planning and Organizational Resources and the Director of the Katz Policy Institute at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Dr.
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Dr. Phyllis F. Cohen, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA is a nationally known individual and group psychoanalyst, professor, training supervisor and corporate counselor, practicing in New York City. Currently she is Chairman Emeritus of the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis and the Committee on Accreditation.
Kathleen Kelly is the Executive Director of Family Caregiver Alliance and the National Center on Caregiving. Ms Kelly has over 30 years of experience in program and state system development regarding integration of family caregivers within health and social service systems. Ms.
Michael Patterson is an educator who specializes in the areas of gerontology, cognition, brain health and creativity.
Dr. Tobi A. Abramson is a licensed psychologist who is a the Director of the Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics at New York Institute of Technology and an Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling. In addition, Dr.
Anne Basting (Ph.D.) is an educator, scholar, and artist whose work focuses on the potential for the arts and humanities to improve our quality of life as communities and individuals. For over 15 years, Basting has developed and researched methods for embedding the arts into long term care, with a particular focus on people with cognitive disabilities like dementia. Basting is author of numer
Bill Benson is Managing Principal in Health Benefits ABCs (HBABCs), an organization offering health and aging policy, educational and strategic planning consulting services. Benson has worked on health and aging issues for 38 years including in various leadership positions in the U.S. Congress. He served in senior appointee positions at the U.S.
Bob Blancato is President of Matz, Blancato, & Associates, a firm integrating strategic consulting, government affairs, advocacy services and association and coalition management. Currently Bob is National Coordinator of the non-partisan 3000 member Elder Justice Coalition. He is also the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs.
Janice Blanchard, MSPH, is a gerontologist and nationally recognized writer, speaker and consultant on aging issues. For over 15 years she has worked on the cutting edge of public policy and programs promoting a new vision of elders as valuable members of our communities, and of elderhood as a distinct phase of the human life cycle.
Tim Carpenter is the founder of EngAGE and host/producer of the EXPERIENCE TALKS radio show.
Among Bob Eckardt’s roles is providing overall direction to the Cleveland Foundation's grantmaking, working with the board, staff, and community leaders to pinpoint the region's critical needs and leverage resources to help meet them.
Maria Genné, MEd, is a dancer, choreographer and educator, and Founder and Director of Kairos Dance Theatre and The Dancing Heart™–Vital Elders Moving in Community. This interactive dance, music and story program for older adults is the 2011 winner of the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Legacy Award, the 2007 winner of the Archstone Excellence In Program Innovati
Sandra L. Gibson was born into a life of music. Her parents, both immigrants from the West Indies, insisted their children each play two instruments – one learned in celebration of culture at home, the other learned in Ohio’s public school system.
Stuart Kandell has been called a “pioneer in the field of creative aging” and is nationally known for his leadership of Stagebridge, which he founded in 1978. For 32 years he served as Executive Director. In 2010 he turned over leadership of the company to become Director of Replication Services.
Lane B. Kent has most recently been President, Insurance Administration Services, UNIVITA, an industry leader in providing home–based care management services including full business process outsourcing and professional services to the Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi) market.
Andrea Martin has nearly 10 years of experience in the communications and public relations industries, including time spent within an agency setting and internal at a global health and nutrition company. She specializes in developing and executing integrated marketing communications programs, special events, media relations programs and new product launches.
Donna Phillips Mason is a specialist in the field of aging with 30 years of broad based experience at the national, state and local levels.
Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. As executive officer, Dr. Salerno is the executive director and chief operating officer of the Institute. She is responsible for managing the IOM’s research programs and guiding the Institute’s work on a daily basis. Prior to coming to the IOM, Dr.