Stephen Johnston, MBA | Founder
Stephen Johnston is Founder and CEO of Fordcastle LLC, an innovation consulting firm and founder of Aging2.0. Stephen’s work is rooted in his belief in the power of mobile technology to connect, educate and empower people. He has advised firms of all sizes – from start-ups to multi-national companies – around innovation, healthcare and technology, with a special focus on the aging demographic. Recent clients of Fordcastle include Vodafone, Roche Diagnostics, Intercontinental Hotels Group and the Tau Consortium, a research group on the frontier of neuroscience and personalized medicine. He is co-author of Growth Champions, published by Wiley in April 2012. Stephen has worked for Nokia, Bertelsmann, Daimler, BASF and the European Commission during his time in London, Brussels, Helsinki and New York. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Stephen is on LinkedIn here, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @sdbj.
Katy Fike, PhD | Founder
Katy Thomas Fike is a PhD gerontologist and CEO of Innovate50, an innovation consulting firm focused on the 50+ market, and co-founder of Aging2.0. Innovate50 works across a broad spectrum of industries including consumer products, healthcare, retail, technology, travel and fashion. Innovate50 clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as select start-ups and venture capital firms. Katy received her doctorate from University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology, where she was a National Institute on Aging Fellow. She has taught gerontology at the university level and her research has been published in peer- reviewed journals and presented at several national conferences. Earlier in her career, Katy worked as an investment banker and corporate strategist for Lehman Brothers. She received her undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia. Katy is on LinkedIn here and can be reached at email@example.com, @katy_thomas and @innovate50.
Emily Lutzker, PhD
Emily Lutzker, PhD is a former exhibiting artist and cultural studies scholar with experience in creative industries, arts and academia for over 15 years. Her specific areas of interest are the future, technology, critical thinking, bridging right brainers and left brainers, and the growing creative economy where imagination is championed and put to good use. Emily’s the Founder and CEO of OpenInvo, and has long been passionate about the need for innovation in the aging space. Emily is on LinkedIn here, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @lutzker, @openinvo.
Mary Cummins, MBA
Mary Cummins focuses on building standout businesses in health care. She is especially interested in opportunities to help seniors age at home, better navigate their health choices, and be more recognized as valuable contributors no matter their age. Mary brings to the Aging 2.0 community the business and financial acumen, pragmatism, and skill in building partnerships that draw on her past as a sought-after consultant to senior executives. Her career includes 17 years spent at The Boston Consulting Group where she was a Partner & Managing Director. She led teams that delivered results for a wide variety of companies around the world, both public and privately funded. She has worked with companies across the health care value chain from life sciences to medical technology, mobile health, health insurers, hospitals, and home health.
Until recently Mary served on the Board of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest non-profit home health agency in the US, and on the boards of its subsidiaries, Partners in Care and Family Care Services. She is also a member of Golden Seeds, the angel network who specializes in funding start ups led by women entrepreneurs. She received her MBA with a major in Finance from the Wharton School, and earned her MA with Honors from Cambridge University in Electrical Engineering. Mary is on LinkedIn here.
Paul Nikolaidis, LMSW
Paul Nikolaidis has ten years experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including investment banking, asset management, entrepreneurship, social enterprise administration, and social services for the aging. He received his M.S. in Social Enterprise from Columbia University, where he was awarded a fellowship for study in the field of aging. Paul has directed the launch of a community organization assisting older adults to age-in-place, explored new funding streams for a retirement community, assisted the New York City Department for the Aging with the review of city-wide case management services and produced a documentary on aging professional artists. He is currently working with a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and an internet startup to explore innovative productive aging opportunities.
Nina Dunn is a health care and elder care public relation specialist at Spector & Associates. She aspires to change public’s perception about aging and to help companies understand the unique needs of older adults. Nina has a passion for health tech, mhealth, telehealth and chronic disease management. Nina is a recognized authority on health care and elder care industry trends and is a regular contributor to Ragan Healthcare Communications News, CARING Magazine, McKnight’s Long-Term Care, Patient Advocate by Dorland Health and Case in Point magazine, among other publications. Nina is on LinkedIn here, and can be reached at @spector_health.
Eve Bayer is an independent brand strategist, who has worked with a mix of non-profit organizations, for-profit start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies, helping each grow their client-bases, create new revenue streams, and position their admirable missions to the market. Eve is on LinkedIn here, can be reached at @evb02.