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The event will start with a tour of a model Livable Community, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts on two key topics: Maintaining Brain Health and Thriving and Caregiving and Engagement. These are two of the eight Grand Challenges selected by Aging2.0 to focus on this year.
We are also inviting entrepreneurs and innovators to feature their ideas, products and/or services on addressing the needs of livable communities. If you are a startup interested in getting featured, please email us for the Request For Proposal ! Washingtondc@aging2.com
Finally, we are looking for sponsors and contributors (financial or in kind) to assist us with the event. Please let us know if you have any leads or interested parties!
SEE YOU ALL this Spring!
NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center
A Harvard- and Johns Hopkins-trained neurologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Fotuhi is widely regarded as an authority in the field of memory, Alzheimer’s Disease, concussion, ADHD, and increasing brain vitality in late-life. He has had numerous publications in major peer-reviewed journals, cited by thousands of scientists around the world. National media such as the Washington Post, CNN, ABC, and…
A Harvard- and Johns Hopkins-trained neurologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Fotuhi is widely regarded as an authority in the field of memory, Alzheimer’s Disease, concussion, ADHD, and increasing brain vitality in late-life. He has had numerous publications in major peer-reviewed journals, cited by thousands of scientists around the world. National media such as the Washington Post, CNN, ABC, and the Today Show have interviewed him about his research and innovative “Brain Fitness Program.” Dr. Fotuhi is also the author of three books, including the recently released Boost Your Brain, the New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance.
Dr. Fotuhi has had 25 years of teaching, clinical work, and neuroscience research experience at Harvard and Johns Hopkins. He conducts clinical research, writes books, and gives public lectures about brain health, prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, and expanding brain capacity.
He is currently the medical director of NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center, an affiliate staff at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School.
Board of Directors, Secretary
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Professor, Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics and Long Term Care
Director of Social Connectedness Innovations
Alzheimer’s Association® National Capital Area Chapter
Vice President of Programs and Services
Carroll Quinn is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Waterfront Village. She has enjoyed a varied career in nursing and healthcare, with a PhD in Nursing from Indiana University and a certification in Social Gerontology by The Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University of Ohio. She practiced critical care nursing for many years, taught nursing and gerontology students, and prior to her retirement in 2005, served as Vice President of Palliative Care for a health system in Ohio. She has lived in DC since February 2015, and was delighted to learn about the development of the Waterfront Village in Southwest DC. Carroll was an active member of the Cincinnati-area community. She served for several years on the Board of a Senior Citizens Center, and is still a member of Impact 100 Cincinnati, a women’s giving circle for which she also served as a Board member before moving from Cincinnati to DC. She currently serves as a volunteer for the Capitol Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, co-facilitating a caregiver support group and engaging in legislative advocacy, and is actively involved in the Harbour Square community.
George Taler, M.D. graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in 1975, completed a residency in Family Medicine in 1978, and a Geriatric Fellowship at the Jewish Institute for Geriatric Care (now the Parker Geriatric Institute) in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Taler joined the faculty in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland, where he was an Associate Professor until he left in 1999 to join the faculty in the Department of Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center, as Director of Long Term Care and Co-Founder of the MedStar House Call Program. He currently holds the rank of Professor, Clinical Medicine, Geriatrics and Long Term Care, at Georgetown University, School of Medicine. His responsibilities include, Vice President for Medical Affairs of MedStar Home Health-VNA. His previous positions include Medical Director of MedStar Home Infusion Services, and Medical Director of Capitol Hill Nursing Center, a 114-bed skilled nursing facility in Washington, D.C. Community leadership activities include Past-President of the Maryland Gerontological Association, 1991-1992; Founding President of the Maryland Geriatrics Society (State affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, AGS), 1993; and served on the Board of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 2002- 2008.In 1992, Dr. Taler joined the Board of of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, served as President, 1998-2000, and chaired their Public Policy Committee, 2000-2014: he then left the Board to become President of the Home Care Medicine Action Fund, a 501(c) 4 organization where his interests focus on the development and implementation of the Independence at Home program, as part of a national health care reform initiative. He was appointed as a member of the American Geriatrics Society Public Policy Committee in 2013, where he continues to serve.
Pamela A. Saunders, PhD, is an associate professor in the departments of neurology and psychiatry. With a doctorate in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University, her research focuses on language, aging, doctor/patient communication, narrative and reflective writing, and standardized patient education. She has spent the last 20 years conducting research and teaching. Her research portfolio includes funding from the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institute on Aging, the Hartford Foundation, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She serves in several leadership roles related to medical education, including as chief course director of the doctoring curriculum and director of the geriatrics clerkship. She is a long-standing member of Georgetown University Medical Center’s Committee on Medical Education and also serves on the Committee on Appointments and Promotions. She co-founded the geriatrics curriculum in 2000 for the medical students at Georgetown’s School of Medicine with funding from the Hartford Foundation. In addition, she teaches reflective writing and Mind Body Medicine skills to medical and graduate students. Most recently, Dr. Saunders developed a new masters degree program in Aging & Health (aging.georgetown.edu).
Shahab is a social entrepreneur with over a 15 years of experience starting, scaling, and exiting companies. Shahab currently serves as Director of Social Connectedness Innovations at AARP Foundation. Most recently he co-founded Breezio, a community engagement platform, where he now serves as an adviser and board member. Prior to Breezio, Shahab was co-founder and CEO of CoFoundersLab, which merged in 2014 to create Onevest - an equity crowdfunding platform headquartered in NYC. CoFoundersLab has become one of the largest communities of entrepreneurs in the world with more than 400,000 members worldwide. Prior to CoFoundersLab, Shahab co-founded HyperOffice, where he led product and marketing; he operated the startup for over 7 years serving more than 500,000 customers worldwide, prior to its successful exit. Shahab's passion is in helping to build and foster the innovation economy, having founded a youth entrepreneurship program for Montgomery County, serving as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland teaching International Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and previously serving as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Startup Maryland.
Shahab speaks around the world on the subjects of entrepreneurship, building startup teams, and fundraising. He earned his BA in Economics from University of Maryland, College Park.
Ana Nelson is the Vice President of Programs & Services at the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. Her visionary leadership directs development and implementation of Chapter programs and services in the District of Columbia and 16 counties in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Ana has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in program development, specialized dementia programming, marketing, team development, and organization management. She has worked closely with family members, and the many professionals involved across the care spectrum. Ana brings a wealth of “hands on” experience in diverse environments that include developing community agency partnerships, education and outreach services, leading family support groups, recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers and staff, expanding marketing and development opportunities for organizations. She is a subject matter expert on policy planning and implementation procedures for consistently delivering quality service. Ana is a spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association and has been interviewed on television, radio, and newspaper outlets.
Previously, Ana was President and Executive Director of the Stamford Senior Center in CT, and CT Regional Director for the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a former President of the WIC Directors Association for Maine, Certified Law Enforcement Instructor by Police Officers Standards and Training Council, and Health District Board member. She served on Department of Defense Brain Injury Grant Review committee. Ana is on the Virginia Jones Advisory Committee for the MD Alzheimer’s State Plan and the Dementia Friendly America Initiative committee in Montgomery County, MD.
World Health Organization- DC Age Friendly City Coordinator
Gail Kohn has been working with DC residents, government and community leaders, to transform Washington DC into an easier jurisdiction to grow up and older. She is coordinating the efforts among public agencies, businesses, organizations and residents to work together to accomplish DC's Vision based on World Health Organization Age Friendly Cities guidance.
She has also served as Executive Director of the Capitol Hill Village and initiated "Volunteer-First" and "Village" model. She extensively advocated for sustainability and universally designed housing on Capitol Hill.
Gail has an MHA focusing on Long Term Care from George Washington University School of Business.
Knollwood Retirement Community
Aging2.0 DC Ambassador
Adaptive Home Living, LLC - Founder / Principal
Aging2.0 DC Chapter Ambassador
Heldman Simpson Partners LLC
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