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NVG 2017 Speaker Bios

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Rabins
Richmond Family Professor of Alzheimer's and related diseases at Johns Hopkins University; Author of "The 36-Hour Day"
Dr. Peter Rabins has focused his career on the study of psychiatric disorders in the elderly. His current research focuses on the effectiveness of current therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, the development of measures of quality of life in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, the care of patients with late-stage dementia, and autism in the elderly. Dr. Rabins was a core faculty member of the Berman Institute up until his retirement in 2016. Dr. Rabins received a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida, his medical degree from Tulane University and an M.P.H. from Tulane University School of Public Health. After a psychiatry residence at the University of Oregon, he completed a one-year fellowship in consultation/liaison and neuropsychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has been on the faculty there since 1978.


Rona Kramer
Biographical Information Coming Soon


General Session Speakers

Miriam Kelty
Miriam Kelty is a psychologist and gerontologist, co-founder of WAVE and NAN and president/co-president of both those organizations. She has been a member of Montgomery County Commission on Aging, chair of the Aging in Place in the Community and Planning Committee, and chair of the county Adult Protective Services Guardianship Review Board. She is retired from the National Institute on Aging where she was associate director for more than 20 years.


Connie Row
Constance Row is a retired hospital and health systems CEO and small national aging service association executive director who is currently leading an effort to start a Village in Friendship Heights, Maryland. She also led a grant-supported effort by Maryland Nonprofits to promote nonprofit sustainability through collaborations including shared services, affiliations, and mergers.


Don Moldover
After working 25 years with IBM as a systems engineer, software engineer and product planner, Don entered the government contracting world with the CIA, NSA and IRS. His primary experience is with banking applications, database technology and security of access. His significant design and development experience with text and data architecture including markup languages (grandparent to HTML and XML). Since retirement, Don has directed his energies to learning web site design and construction. He began volunteering with Potomac Community Village in 2011 and with WAVE in 2013, where he organized the WAVE IT committee. Don believes that WAVE can be a significant incubator for community Villages within their region, since it serves as both a focal point for information exchange and dissemination and a concentrator of excellence and knowledge of past experiences.


Martha Tecca
Martha Tecca is healthcare consultant and founding president of CommunityCare of Lyme, a Village-based organization designed to help individuals and families live healthy lives in a compassionate, engaged, and improving community. She is a healthcare measurement and management strategist, who has worked with providers, community and faith-based organizations, networks (including VtVN) and associations, vendors, researchers and policy-makers for over 25 years. An executive leader with an entrepreneurial background, her aim has always been on new ways to bring people and organizations together to share, learn, and improve, strengthening personal connections and having fun. Ms. Tecca holds an M.B.A. from Dartmouth and a B.A. in biology from Harvard.


Jessica Maurer
Jess Maurer is the executive director of the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging. She advocates for the health and economic security of older adults at the national, state and local levels on behalf of Maine’s five Area Agencies on Aging. She also assists the area agencies in strategic planning, program development and implementation. She provides leadership within Maine’s aging network, including the Maine Council on Aging, to advance public policy initiatives that support Maine’s aging population. She is the co-author of a report entitled Building a Collaborative Community Response to Aging in Place and Maine’s Blueprint for Action on Aging and annually organizes statewide and regional events that advance aging policy. She created and leads the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging that supports “aging in place” initiatives through shared learning across Northern New England. As a volunteer, she leads one of these initiatives in her own town called Harpswell Aging at Home. A licensed Maine attorney, Jess worked for nearly 17 years in the Maine Office of the Attorney General. In her last 7 years in the office, she served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, implementing public policy and legislative initiatives for the Attorney General. She is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Jane Nyce
Jane Nyce was the founding executive director for Staying Put in New Canaan. She started when the Village was in development in the summer of 2007 for an internship for a masters of health advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College. Her previous work for over 20 years was in consumer insights and market research. Her education includes an bachelor's degree in psychology from Smith College and work in the doctoral program in psychology at Cornell University.


Valerie Jurik-Henry
Valerie is a professional national speaker on Aging In Place, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), author and business advisor/consultant. With over 30 years experience in healthcare and housing, she has a unique view when it comes to educating businesses, industries and families. She works with businesses and industries to help them engage in the multi-trillion dollar Aging In Place market. Valerie realizes how important choices are in life. A choice can only be made if people are presented with two or more options. Having a complete understanding of all community living options is key. Valerie became a speaker and consultant to help businesses and people make important decisions as educated choices rather than a gamble. With Valerie’s years of experience she navigates the waters to help you better understand aging, Aging In Place and how to engage in the market regardless of your business type.

"A-1" Breakout Session Speakers

Devorah Servi
Devorah Servi became ChaiVillageLA's director in March, 2016. She previously served as the member engagement director at Kehillat Israel, Western regional director of the Reconstructionist Jewish Federation and director of Gemilut Hasadim (Acts of Lovingkindness) at Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Devorah also earned a California teaching credential while a Jewish Day School Fellow at Hebrew Union College. Devorah traveled to India as a 2014-2015 American Jewish World Service Global Justice Fellow to learn about grassroots efforts to end early marriage and violence against women, girls and LGBTs. She dedicates her work at ChaiVillageLA to the blessed memory of her mother.


Carolyn Ross
Carolyn Ross is the executive coordinator of Care Connections Network (CCN), a Village in Huntington Beach, California. She has served in this position since 2012 and has guided and developed CCN through the planning and implementation phases to produce a successful and thriving Village. She is a strong supporter of the Village movement and serves as a member of the California Village Coalition Leadership Team. Carolyn has a passion for harnessing the wisdom and experience of older adults to help change how we all experience the journey of aging. She has a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach and worked for many years in the insurance industry. Carolyn has served in numerous volunteer and community service positions. She lives in Huntington Beach with her husband and two sons.

"A-2" Breakout Session Speakers

Wesley Cheng
Wesley Cheng is the founder and executive director for TeleVisit.org, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase social interaction by building virtual communities using tablets to conduct regular group activities. He and his wife run the PBC Village.


Amber Carroll
After a 20-year career working with children and families, a 2012 article about the Village model sparked an interest in senior services. Since that time, Amber managed the San Francisco Aging and Disability Resource Center and the San Francisco Transitional Care Program. In 2015 Amber had the pleasure of joining Episcopal Senior Communities with the goal of expanding the reach and impact of Senior Center Without Walls to a diverse population of seniors across the country. Amber holds a M.A. in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco.


Miriam Kelty
Miriam Kelty is a psychologist and gerontologist, co-founder of WAVE and NAN and president/co-president of both those organizations. She has been a member of Montgomery County Commission on Aging, chair of the Aging in Place in the Community and Planning Committee, and chair of the county Adult Protective Services Guardianship Review Board. She is retired from the National Institute on Aging where she was associate director for more than 20 years.


Lisbeth Nielsen
Lisbeth Nielsen is chief of the National Institute on Aging’s Individual Behavioral Processes Branch, which supports behavioral, psychological and integrative biobehavioral research on the mechanistic pathways linking social and behavioral factors to health in mid-life and older age. This branch examines aging processes across the full life course, including early life influences on later life outcomes and research on behavioral and social processes in midlife that play a causal role in shaping trajectories of aging.


"A-3" Breakout Session Speakers

Joan Davitt
Dr. Davitt is an associate professor and Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Davitt has over 30 years of experience implementing, evaluating and researching community-based services and supports to promote aging in place for older adults. She collaborated on the first national study of Villages in 2012. Her research interests focus on disparities in access to and outcomes of community-based services and supports to promote aging in place.


Lisa Budlow
Lisa Budlow is the vice president of Aging in Community for CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. She leads CHAI’s work supporting older adults living in Northwest Baltimore, including the Village network, the Myerberg senior center, CHAI’s Senior Home Repair & Benefits program and supportive services for Weinberg Senior Living residents. Before coming to CHAI, Lisa served as the Chief Program Officer for AJFCA, a membership organization that supports local Jewish family service agencies throughout North America. Lisa received her B.A. from Emory University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. She lives in Reisterstown with her husband, Paul, and their five children.

"A-4" Breakout Session Speakers

Cele Garrett
Prior to joining AHA in 2013 as executive director, Cele provided marketing/fundraising copy writing, project management, and media outreach on a freelance basis for both not-for-profit and for-profit clients. Projects include writing a chapter in the book Secrets of Successful Fund Raising, managing a series of workshops geared to science and health journalists, and writing on-air television scripts and national direct mail campaigns. She brings extensive volunteer experience for local nonprofits and causes. Cele spent 10 years at the national office of the Public Broadcasting Service, where her work included in-kind fundraising, project management, development training, and member relations.


Monica Estabrooke
Monica joined the not-for-profit community after a 30-year career with IBM. Along with her work as AHA’s co-operations manager, Monica’s areas of expertise include developing strategies to build donor relationships, organizational development, and program and human resource management. Monica serves on the President’s Council of the Heritage Institute, serves on the Board of United Way of America Retirees Association, and is a member of Partners in Philanthropic Planning and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


Jan Pomerantz
As the principal of Catalyst Corps LLC, Jan Pomerantz advises nonprofits, foundations and government entities on enhancing their performance excellence, long-term impact and financial sustainability. She provides expert consulting assistance through strategic and operational planning (including restructuring, collaborating, fundraising and marketing counsel), retreat and meeting facilitation, board and staff development training and executive transition management.

"B-1" Breakout Session Speakers

Debra Fried Levin
Debra Fried Levin has worked for over 30 years in the nonprofit sector for a wide range of organizations. Among her positions, she served as a development director at a large university, held that same position with a small, cutting edge, educational group, and was the major gifts officer at a political think-tank. In these positions she designed and implemented development plans to build a sustainable base of support from individual and major donors. She founded MatchDotDollars, a nonprofit, to provide pro bono fundraising coaching to D.C. area small nonprofits.


Stephanie Chong
Stephanie Chong has a master's degree in social work and 20 years experience working in geriatrics. Currently, Stephanie is the executive director of Northwest Neighbors Village, a non-profit organization that helps seniors age in their homes and community through neighbor to neighbor support. Stephanie's previous experience includes work in senior living, dementia care, home care and geriatric care management. Stephanie has a passion for improving the aging experience and shares her knowledge through public speaking at local and national conferences. Stephanie is currently working with a MatchDotDollars fundraising coach to develop and implement a year-long fundraising plan.


Mary Ann Zimmerman
Mary Ann Zimmerman is retired from a contractor position with the U.S. Department of State Bureau for Conflict and Stabilization Operations as senior training advisor. Her other professional experience includes management consultant in international development, senior technical manager in Fortune 500 company, and traffic engineer in Chicago. Current community affiliations include Silver Spring Village, Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, and American Association of University Women/Kensington-Rockville Branch. This past year, as chair of the Silver Spring Village Board’s Development Committee, she worked with a fundraising consultant on their end-of-year campaign and saw donations double from the prior year.

"B-2" Breakout Session Speakers

Dick Elkin
Dr. Elkin is a founder, and former director and vice president of Nauset Neighbors, an “all-volunteer” Village with no paid staff. He was a member the VtV Network Advisory Council, and helped create the Village 101 toolkit. Dick has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015 and has actively mentored a number of Villages. Dick joined NASA as a programmer in 1961 and was a software and systems engineer, a project and engineering manager and an engineering fellow for many years at the Raytheon Company. Among many things, he worked on software intensive systems including weather radars, air traffic control systems and command, control and communications systems.


Jane Nyce
Jane Nyce was the founding executive director for Staying Put in New Canaan. She started when the Village was in development in the summer of 2007 for an internship for a master's of health advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College. Her previous work for over 20 years was in consumer insights and market research. Her education includes a bachelor's degree in psychology from Smith College and work in the doctoral program in psychology at Cornell University.

"B-3" Breakout Session Speakers

Miriam Kelty
Miriam Kelty is a psychologist and gerontologist, co-founder of WAVE and NAN and president/co-president of both those organizations. She has been a member of Montgomery County Commission on Aging, chair of the Aging in Place in the Community and Planning Committee, and chair of the county Adult Protective Services Guardianship Review Board. She is retired from the National Institute on Aging where she was associate director for more than 20 years.


Joan Kahn
Joan Kahn is a sociologist and demographer whose work focuses on aging and life course issues including caregiving, intergenerational support and health. She has been a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland for 30 years. For the past four years, she has been actively involved in the creation and development of the Potomac Community Village where she currently serves as vice president.


Tom Brunetto
Tom Brunetto is the chairman of Olney Home For Life. He has lived in the Olney area since 1983. Tom was a partner with Ernst & Young where he focused on management and strategic issues for the energy area. Presently he is a managing partner with DEFG and focuses on customer service. Tom is a caregiver for an elderly family member where he became interested in services available to seniors. He joined the board of Olney Home for Life, Inc., in 2013, and is a volunteer driver. Tom is a graduate of the Montgomery County Senior Leadership Program, a civic engagement program for adults, 55 or over. Tom holds a Master of Economics from Boston College and a BSEE engineering degree from Northeastern University.


"B-4" Breakout Session Speakers

Diane La Voy
Diane La Voy brought expertise in community development, participatory research and public participation to co-founding a Village in Cheverly, Maryland. Her background included serving as a grants officer funding projects by grassroots-level organizations in Latin America (the region where she was born and a focus of her B.A. in political science and master's in public affairs), leading major change in two U.S. federal government agencies, and service on boards of nonprofits and leadership in her Presbyterian church. She is president of the Board of Cheverly Village, which launched in October 2016, and temporarily serves as its executive director.


Laila Riazi
Laila Riazi, a co-founder of Cheverly Village, is an expert in local government and civic engagement. She is the Village’s vice president; Town Council representative for Cheverly’s Ward 1; a member of the county school system’s Parent and Community Advisory Council; and producer of young people’s musical theatrical productions. Her background includes a B.A. in Slavic studies and philosophy; work in international conflict resolution; and leadership roles in Community Crisis Services, Inc., focusing on suicide prevention, homeless services, and crisis support. She is committed to building new forms of partnerships suitable to graying counties having both wealth and great poverty.


Tiffany Durr
Tiffany Durr, a real estate banker with a passion for financial inclusion, volunteered her services to the Cheverly Village planning effort because she saw Villages as “a new and exciting business model to create sustainable neighborhoods.” Her background includes a B.A. in political science, a master's in Latin American studies, and senior positions in global microfinance investment, and she now serves as Keybank real estate capital portfolio manger for the Southeast region. A principal contributor to Cheverly Village’s business plan, she continues to advise the Village on strategic decisions while maintaining her athletics playing football with South Baltimore Social League.

"C-1" Breakout Session Speakers

Corita Brown
Corita Brown, Ph.D., is the Learning Lab director for Encore.org’s Generation to Generation Campaign. She is responsible for the design and facilitation of a national learning network across youth-serving organizations and communities to rapidly distill and spread best practices for leveraging encore talent to support children and youth. Corita has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Encore.org, she worked for six years at The Intergenerational Center at Temple University, as the assistant director of a national intergenerational community-building initiative and as the Center’s national training director. In these roles, Corita built the capacity of diverse teams in the nonprofit, community development and philanthropic realms to develop multigenerational leadership, build cross-sector collaborations and design policies, practices and programs to support intergenerational engagement. Corita holds a master's in organizational psychology and adult education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in urban studies from Temple University. She currently serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Intergenerational Relations.

"C-2" Breakout Session Speakers

Pazit Aviv
Pazit Aviv works at Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging as a Village coordinator since January 2014. She consults and facilities the growth of all active and developing Villages in the County. One of her top priorities is outreach to diverse communities. Prior to this position, Pazit worked at Montgomery County’s housing authority, where she developed innovative programs and services for independent low income older adults through partnerships and collaborations. Pazit holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from George Washington University, an MSW degree in aging from Salem State University and two undergraduate degrees from Hebrew University, Jerusalem: one in social work and one in East Asian studies and communication. She lives in Silver Spring and has just completed a six year tenure as a board member of the Village of Takoma Park.


Wolfgang Mergner
Wolfgang Mergner is the founder and president of the Village of Takoma Park. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. He was trained as a fundraiser for nonprofits at the University of Maryland, College Park and trained as mediator at the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County. He is vice president and co-president of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County and head of the Senior Mediation Program of the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County.


Marcy Frosh
Marcy Frosh is a consultant for Silver Spring Village in Silver Spring, Maryland. She consults on diversity outreach. In 2015, Frosh launched the first executive director position with Silver Spring Village. Her prior work with a number of nonprofits in the Washington Metro area focused largely on systems change to support public health initiatives. She is currently a Jewish Council for the Aging’s (Interages) Advisor. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Montgomery County Media. Marcy is a native of Allentown, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. in political science at the University of Maryland and earned J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center.

"C-3" Breakout Session Speakers

John Baird
John has had extensive operational management and service development experience within health and disability services over the past 25 years. This has included work in developing primary, secondary and integrated care services with a specific interest in services for older people. He currently undertakes a range of work across services for older people, primary care, mental health and specialist services mainly focused on supporting service development. He also works with the Auckland University Applied Ageing Research Group, School of Medicine.


Paulina Baird
Paulina specializes in managing large-scale service improvement and change management programs. She works across a continuum of services including community support, residential care, primary health care and hospital based services she has utilized her strong relationships with clinicians managing nursing teams to work with multiple Ministries to deliver an integrated model of care. Paulina’s background is in operations, program and change management, benefits realization, evaluation and engagement. Her latest work involves working with a team to set up a New Zealand’s first integrated National Telehealth Service along with delivering teletriage services to just over 2.2 million patients.


Claudia John 
Claudia is of Ngapuhi Nui Tonu from Mangamuka, Northland, New Zealand. She has been extensively involved in her local marae and development and growth of her hapu, Kohatu Taka and many other areas within Northland. She has a deep understanding of community development within deprived communities and in her international work has engaged with many other cultures. She has undertaken significant work with aboriginal communities in Australia, particularly in Darwin and Sydney. She has had interesting experiences in Japan and Italy and has explored many other cultures. Claudia also has a diverse and interesting background ranging across creative work, service and hospitality industries and financial services.

"C-4" Breakout Session Speakers

Emily Miller
Emily Miller, LGSW, develops programs, trains adults, and writes curriculum in person-centered planning, inclusion, and best practices in the fields of aging and disability. She has experience on the local, State, and National level. Emily serves on the board of the National Village to Village Network, and has developed programs that have been replicated as promising practices in Villages and influenced the National No-Wrong-Door movement through the Administration for Community Living. Emily has worked with multiple agencies to evaluate and implement inclusive experiences for both staff and the individuals they serve. Emily works as a care consultant at the Alzheimer’s Association providing brief clinical therapy, trains staff in person-centered planning, and co-owns a small button making business in Chicago, Illinois. Emily holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a bachelor's degree in human services with a minor in music from Millikin University.

"D-1" Breakout Session Speakers

Peggy Keller
Peggy Keller, MPH, CPM, has over 25 years of experience working in the public health and healthcare sectors. Currently CEO for HealthBest Services, Inc., a consulting firm providing emergency preparedness and community resilience planning, training and support to public and private entities. Previously served as director for emergency preparedness and community resilience, a senior manager in the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration in the District of Columbia Department of Health. Oversaw health and medical planning for high-profile special events, such as the Presidential Inauguration, Nuclear Summit and other National Special Security Events. Oversaw Medical Counter Measures, Strategic National Stockpile, Medical Reserve Corps and Vulnerable Populations Community and Health Care Coalition. Keller has a background in budget, grants management and environmental public health and previously managed food safety and security, animal disease prevention, pharmacy and vector control programs in the District of Columbia. Served as director, Environmental Public Health and State Vet.


Molly Singer
Molly Singer has over 25 years of experience building effective strategies, programs, teams to achieve ambitious goals and was praised for effective operational systems, fiduciary management, marketing, communications. Currently executive director of Capitol Hill Village, a model and leader among the Village movement that serves 800 seniors with a budget of $800,000. In one year, Capitol Hill Village increased membership by 30 percent. Singer worked as small business owner of Dexterity Management, a consulting firm that partnered with organizations to increase productivity and effectiveness. Singer worked extensively in disaster management, transition scenarios to identify resources, establish work systems, create replicable processes when organizations are in upheaval.

"D-2" Breakout Session Speakers

Erika Rief
Erika Rief is a graduate student pursuing a dual M.B.A./M.A. degree at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art. As part of her coursework, she has been working with Northwest Neighbors Connecting to think about ways to better engage its members. Her professional experience has focused primarily in the healthcare strategy space at athenahealth and Deloitte Consulting.


Esther Weiner
Esther is the president of NNC's Board, a position she has held since NNC was formed. She retired from a career as a Senior Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey where she concentrated in civil trial law. During that phase of her life, she also served in leadership positions with several volunteer service organizations. The opportunity to use skills from her professional and volunteer background led to her interest in helping NNC become a vibrant community organization to benefit our local, aging population. Esther also serves on the board of CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. and the Myerberg Center.


Lisa Budlow
Lisa Budlow is the vice president of Aging in Community for CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. She leads CHAI’s work supporting older adults living in Northwest Baltimore, including the Village network, the Myerberg senior center, CHAI’s Senior Home Repair & Benefits program and supportive services for Weinberg Senior Living residents. Before coming to CHAI, Lisa served as the chief program officer for AJFCA, a membership organization that supports local Jewish family service agencies throughout North America. Lisa received her B.A. from Emory University and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. She lives in Reisterstown with her husband, Paul, and their five children.

"D-3" Breakout Session Speakers

Lynn Golub-Rofrano
Lynn Golub-Rofrano is the founding executive director of Georgetown Village which launched in 2011. Since launching Georgetown Village, Lynn has guided the Village’s expansion to almost 200 members while increasing the level of services to meet the needs of the aging and frailer members. Lynn has also partnered with Iona Senior Services to create a "Friendly Companion in a Medical Setting" training for volunteers and implemented the medical note-taking training for Georgetown Village. Lynn has a master's degree in social work from Adelphi University and an education specialist (master's +30) in education and administration supervision from George Washington University.


Deborah Rubinstein
Deborah Rubenstein is director of consultation, care management and counseling services at Iona Senior Services, a nonprofit senior service agency in Washington, D.C. For over 40 years, Iona has engaged in advocacy, education, and direct services to help people in the D.C. area live well and age well. These services include care management and counseling for older adults and family caregivers. Iona supports the work of Villages through consultation and training for Village leadership and members. Ms. Rubenstein has over 20 years of experience as a geriatric care manager and psychotherapist. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and an M.S.W. from The Catholic University of America, where she is currently a doctoral candidate in social work.


Stephanie Chong
Stephanie Chong has a master's degree in social work and 20 years experience working in geriatrics. Currently, Stephanie is the executive director of Northwest Neighbors Village, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors age in their homes and community through neighbor to neighbor support. Stephanie's previous experience includes work in senior living, dementia care, home care and geriatric care management. Stephanie has a passion for improving the aging experience and shares her knowledge through public speaking at local and national conferences. Stephanie is currently working with a MatchDotDollars fundraising coach to develop and implement a year-long fundraising plan.


Eva Lucero
Eva Lucero is Dupont Circle Village's executive director and is responsible for the management of the organization on a day-to-day basis. She plays a major role in implementing member services, fund raising, advocacy, publicity, and marketing. Previously, she was the executive director of Arts for the Aging for nine years as well as other executive positions in fundraising, program development and volunteer management.


Andrea Saccoccia
Andrea Saccoccia has over a decade of experience working with vulnerable seniors in volunteer-based organizations. She has extensive experience in advocating for senior issues with local governments and improving the quality of life for seniors wishing to remain in their own homes. Andrea is the executive director of Palisades Village in Washington, D.C. Previously, Andrea worked for a home repair and home modification program and helped hundreds of residents remain safely and independently in their own homes.

"D-4" Breakout Session Speakers

Andy Gaines
Andy Gaines has served as founding executive director of Ashby Village (Berkeley, California) since 2010. His interest in working in the field of aging was prompted by his longstanding commitment to making mortality an integral, meaningful part of our lives. He has served as a hospice volunteer and cherished the many bittersweet times of being with family, friends, patients and their families in times of transition.

"T-1" Breakout Session Speakers

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"T-2" Breakout Session Speakers

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"T-3" Breakout Session Speakers

Pam Holland
Pam Holland is the founder of TechMoxie, which provides technology education and support especially for the 'tech-challenged'. Pam is a 'recovering' attorney having practiced law for more than 25 years in the Washington D.C. area. Pam is a regular volunteer with the Silver Spring Village.

"T-4" Breakout Session Speakers

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