Team

Meet the Aging2.0 Team

Grace Andruszkiewicz

Director of Marketing and Community Engagement

Grace Andruszkiewicz is Aging2.0’s Director of Marketing and Community Engagement. Grace manages the Aging2.0 brand, internal and external communications, social media, maintaining and growing engagement among the Aging2.0 community and building the global network of chapters. With a background in integrated marketing communications, Grace has worked in the healthcare, commercial real estate, non-profit and consumer industries.

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Katy Fike

Co-Founder

Katy Fike is a founding partner of Generator Ventures and co-founder of Aging2.0, a global innovation network and startup accelerator program. Katy is a PhD gerontologist, former investment banker and systems engineer. Recently named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Katy is a sought after speaker on topics related to innovation and aging and has been featured in national media including NPR, PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, TechCrunch and Huffington Post. Katy has taken the stage at conferences such as South by Southwest, Consumer Electronics Show, Boomer Venture Summit, American Senior Housing Association, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Senior Living 100. Katy is on the Board of Directors of the American Society on Aging and the Family Caregiver Alliance. Katy earned her doctorate in gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology and her undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia. Katy has taught Gerontology at the university level and her research on care transitions has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several national conferences.

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Stephen Johnston

Co-Founder

Stephen Johnston MBA is co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0 a global innovation platform for aging and senior care, founder of Fordcastle, an innovation consultancy and a member of the Future Agenda, the world’s largest open foresight initiative. Stephen serves on the board of Music and Memory a New York 501c3 nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life for older people, He is co-author of Growth Champions (Wiley, 2012), a book about sustainable corporate growth. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

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Michelle Lam

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Michelle Lam is Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Aging2.0. Michelle spearheads Grand Challenges – Aging2.0’s initiative in driving collaboration around the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Michelle has 10 years experience in consulting and marketing communications, most recently advising clients in strategic foresight. Michelle earned her Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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Michelle Maalouf

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Over the last 4 years, Michelle has played key roles in operations, programming and business development at Aging2.0. Before joining Aging2.0, Michelle performed research leading the development and application of an artificial nanopore used to inject into and biopsy from single human cells. Michelle is coauthor on multiple peer-reviewed papers and is an inventor on a U.S. and international patent. Michelle has a Masters in Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics from The University of California, Santa Cruz (ChancellorAward recipient).

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Scott Peifer

Vice President, Alliance Development

Scott Peifer is Vice President of Alliance Development at Aging2.0. Scott heads up the Aging2.0 Alliance, a corporate innovation community for senior care providers, technology innovators, and industry partners. He has nearly 20 years of experience in aging. Prior to joining Aging2.0 he established AgeTech West, a collaborative of West Coast senior care providers and technology partners and served as Associate Director of the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST). Scott previously served as Pennsylvania Policy Director of Aging, as lead staff of the California State Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long-term Care, and in other aging and health care roles. Scott serves on the boards of the Family Caregiver Alliance and the American Society on Aging. He has a Master of Public Policy & Administration and a Master of Social Work.

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Sarah Thomas

Innovation Fellow

Sarah Thomas joined the Aging 2.0 team as the Genesis Innovation Fellow primarily to help advise the Aging2.0 Academy cohort. Serving also as Director of Global Innovations for Genesis Rehabilitation Services/Genesis Healthcare, one of the largest post-acute care providers in the country, Sarah is passionate about innovation and improving the lives of older adults. She has dedicated 15 years to aging services, including five years consulting for emerging technology companies. Most recently, she served as the Legislative Affairs Liaison for Hallmark Rehabilitation. Sarah combines her Occupational Therapy background with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire passionate changes to the current systems in the elder care environment. Sarah currently is appointed to the Administration and Management Special Interest Section Committee for the American Occupational Therapy Association, an active member of LeadingAge, the California Association of Healthcare Facilities, and is on the Telehealth workgroup for The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care. She is a contributing author for the recent book Readmission Prevention – Solutions Across the Provider Continuum by Josh D Luke and is a sought-after speaker for national conferences.

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Brittany Weinberg

Director of Community Engagement

Brittany is the Director of Community Engagement at Aging2.0, where she helps build and support the global network of Aging2.0 Chapters and maintains and grows engagement among the Aging2.0 community. Prior to joining Aging2.0, Brittany worked in healthcare innovation at MedStar Health as well as Meals On Wheels and In-Home Services at Mid-Cumberland HRA. She holds a dual MBA and Master of Science in Gerontology Degree at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2015, Brittany received the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Pacesetters Award for her innovative efforts to advance health and aging. Brittany advocates for aging innovation not only in her work at Aging2.0, but also through her community volunteering. She serves as Ambassador for Aging2.0’s Washington, D.C. Chapter and regularly delivers nutritious meals to homebound individuals in Washington, D.C. through IONA Senior Services.

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Arnold Whitman

Partner

Arnold Whitman is the founder and Chairman of Formation Capital, a leading equity investor in the seniors housing and care industry, and Co-Chairman of Genesis HealthCare. Most recently, he has become a partner in Aging2.0, a platform for innovation and technology for seniors. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Whitman has strategically led Formation Capital in its growth and execution of over $6 billion in transactions. Mr. Whitman serves on the board of Trident USA Health Services. He is also a current board member and Chairman Emeritus of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Industries (NIC). His other interests in the “seniors” business include being a Principal in Primecare Properties, and a board member of Care Institute. Mr. Whitman’s career has allowed him extensive speaking engagements both domestically and internationally. He has written and been featured in many publications including National Real Estate Investor, McKnight’s Long Term Care News, SeniorCare Investor, Contemporary Long Term Care, Assisted Living Today, Modern Healthcare and Real Estate Forum.

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