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This event will feature a panel of experts to further the knowledge of innovators, practitioners, and caregivers about caring for the senior Veteran population.
This event is complimentary! Hors d’oeuvres will be provided during networking and social hour. Cash bar.
NOTE FOR STARTUPS: This is a CAN'T MISS opportunity! Serving the needs of the military and veterans has often spurred innovation. This event is a rare opportunity to learn directly from experts about the lessons learned and opportunities ahead in caring for an aging Veteran population. Plus, without any cost to attend, this event has an incredible return on investment!
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Veterans Health Administration
Chief Consultant for Geriatircs and Extended Care Services
Army Distaff Foundation
Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Richard M. Allman, MD is the Chief Consultant for Geriatrics and Extended Care Services for the Veterans Health Administration in Washington, DC. He serves as an ex officio member of the National Institute on Aging Advisory Council. Before becoming Chief Consultant in January 2014, he was the founding director of the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). He also was the Parrish Endowed Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care and the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He served as the principal investigator for the NIA-funded UAB Study of Aging, the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR), and the UAB component of the Hartford Foundation-funded Southeast Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine (SCEGM). His research has focused on mobility, cardiovascular disease, and health disparities among older adults.
Dr. Allman received his MD as an Alpha Omega Alpha honor graduate from West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. After completing a fellowship in internal medicine and training in clinical epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Allman joined the faculty at UAB in 1986. Dr. Allman is a board-certified geriatrician, and he was listed annually in Best Doctors in America between 1991 and 2014. He received the 2013 Donald P. Kent Award for leadership and service from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the 2013 Joseph T. Freeman Award from the Health Science Section of GSA in recognition of his research.
Kathleen L. Martin recently retired as the Executive Director, Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation (NMCGRF) and CEO, Vinson Hall LLC in McLean, Virginia. As CEO of a continuing care retirement community, she managed a staff of over 250 employees providing services to residents in all levels of living. She had been instrumental in completing a community master planning project which included the renovation of Vinson Hall and Arleigh Burke Pavilion, the construction of a parking garage, a 75 unit independent living building, and a community building. An advocate for technology she piloted a variety of innovations in senior living. Being a champion for wounded service members, she created a fundraising campaign to open three apartments in Vinson Hall for wounded warrior transitional housing. In strengthening the organization, she established numerous external partnerships with key government, civic, health care, educational, and business organizations.
A native of Arnold, PA, she received a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Boston University (1973) and a Masters Degree in Nursing Administration and Family Health Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of San Diego (1992). She retired with the rank of Rear Admiral from the U.S. Navy after 32 years of active service. Her military leadership positions included Deputy Surgeon General of the Navy and Vice Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (2002-2005); Commander, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD (1999-2002); 19th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps (1998-2001); Navy Medical Inspector General (1998-1999); and Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC (1995-1998) and Naval Medical Clinic, Port Hueneme, CA (1993-1995). Military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal. She has been awarded the University of San Diego President’s Award.
She has served on the following Boards: Navy Mutual Aid Association, Women in Military Services of America Memorial Foundation, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society, LeadingAge, and Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST). She currently serves on the Defense Health Board and the Army Distaff Foundation Board.
Major General USA, Ret. Timothy P. McHale was born and raised in Minnesota. In May 1977 he completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University Collegeville, Minnesota as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps. During his 35 years of service, he has commanded both aviation and logistics units of every echelon from platoon to theater support command, with duty in Germany, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the United States.
MG(R) McHale held several key staff positions on the Department of the Army Staff, The Joint Staff, US Forces Korea, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, and US Forces Afghanistan. He holds Master’s Degrees in Management from Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, and National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a former National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
He was previously the President/CEO of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national non-profit organization assisting severely injured Veterans who spend all or part of their daily lives confined to a wheelchair. HFOT provides these veterans and their family at no cost, a high quality barrier free home by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and then coordinates the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Dr. Harjinder Kumar is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He earned his medical degree from the Government Medical College in India and received his residency training at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas and completed his fellowship in Geriatrics from George Washington University, Washington DC. He started working at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2006 and continues to work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (merged with Bethesda Naval). He teaches and is a core faculty member of the Internal Medicine Program at Walter Reed and serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.
Over time, he has developed and worked in Memory Disorder Clinic, Older Driver Assessment Clinic, Falls Clinic, and Inpatient Hospital Medicine. He also received awards for excellence in teaching in years 2012 and 2016 and a recognized Master Clinician as of 2018.
Thomas J. DeGraba, M.D., is the Chief Innovations Officer at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. He is responsible for establishing and nurturing a culture of health care innovation and rapid translation of key medical advances into integrated best practices in support of warrior care.
Dr. DeGraba is a nationally recognized clinical neuroscience subject matter expert in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH) conditions, and has worked as a leader in the field of neurology, with a focus in brain injury and stroke, for over twenty five years. As the founding Deputy Director of the NICoE, he co-authored the concept of operations and led the team that developed and operationalized the patient centered interdisciplinary, holistic, intensive outpatient program (IOP) in 2010.
As Chief Innovations Officer, Dr. DeGraba is currently leading research efforts focused on identifying novel diagnostic biomarkers to measure the effects of treatment in TBI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including genomic expression, cerebral and peripheral autonomic tone, and electrophysiological brain wave patterns as measured by magnetoencephalography. His research program has also shown that an As Chief Innovations Officer, Dr. DeGraba is currently leading research efforts focused on identifying novel diagnostic biomarkers to measure the effects of treatment in TBI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including genomic expression, cerebral and peripheral autonomic tone, and electrophysiological brain wave patterns as measured by magnetoencephalography.
Knollwood Retirement Community
Aging2.0 DC Ambassador
Heldman Simpson Partners LLC
David Winston Health Policy
Adaptive Home Living, LLC - Founder / Principal
Aging2.0 DC Chapter Ambassador
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