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 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 Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), and Music and Memory, 501c3 nonprofits 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 Maalouf

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Michelle Maalouf is the Director of Programs and Partnerships at Aging2.0. Over the last 3+ 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 Vice President of Alliance Development at Aging2.0. The Aging2.0 Alliance is a community of leading senior care and technology innovators with which to connect, share knowledge, and strike partnerships to scale innovations in aging and improve the lives of older adults around the world. Scott 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). He 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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