Conference Presenters

Senator Roy C. Afflerbach, Ret., CEO of The Afflerbach Group, has earned multiple public service awards over five decades. He has served as legislative staff, a Mayor, a State Representative and a State Senator. Among his clients are The Humane Society of the United States, the National Adult Day Services Association, the Pennsylvania Adult Day Services Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers, Meals on Wheels of PA, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging.

Roy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in English and a Master of Arts degree, with highest honors, in Political Science at Kutztown University. His Master’s thesis, “County Home Rule – Fact or Fiction” has been utilized as a guide by both proponents and opponents of home rule charters in Pennsylvania.


Sean Allen, CTO, HealthJay

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Laura Altenbaumer, Regional Director, Illinois & Indiana, Active Day

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Barbara W. Auten, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Services Charlie’s Place

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Elizabeth Barnes, Sr. Director of Adult and Senior Services for Easterseals DC, MD, VA, has over 14 years of experience supporting people with disabilities through the lifespan. She is a Board member of both the National Adult Day Services Association {NADSA] and Maryland Association for Adult Day Services [MAADS]. She has worked on increasing Medicaid reimbursements at the state level while adding on an additional adult day services supplement at the county level.

Elizabeth started her career as a direct care staff. She has also worked as a Behavioral Rehabilitation Clinician, Assistant Program Director, Program Director, Director of Residential, and Executive Director.

She is passionate about enriching the lives of those she serves and providing holistic support in order for them to be active participants in their community.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Utica College.


Joel Bednoski, ALA, CDP Founder and Principal, Harpeth Consultant Advisory Group

George Mason University, BIS Health Services Administration

Joel Bednoski is the Founder of Harpeth Consultant Advisory Group, which specializes in helping organizations focused in long-term care achieve their goals.  After spending nearly two decades working in leadership and executive level positions within the long-term continuum of care, Joel truly knows what it takes to drive success within the organization.

Joel holds a BIS in Health Services Administration from George Mason University, is a licensed practical nurse and licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator. He also holds multiple certifications in the field of dementia and memory care such as Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Memory Impairment Specialist, among others.


Jeffrey Boland, Partner and Department Head, Senior Living Services Consulting Group, RKL

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Diana Brown, former Vice President at NEW Curative Rehabilitation Inc.

Diana Brown is recently retired from her role as Vice President at NEW Curative Rehabilitation Inc. in Green Bay, Wisconsin where she has been employed for the past 42 years.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s in Public Administration, both with a focus on the elderly.  Diana is still active with the Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association. She has been associated with adult day services her whole career.

 


John Buckley, Executive Director, Independence Health & Therapy

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Christi Clark, ALA, CADDCT

George Mason University, BA in History and Russian Studies

Christi Clark is the Programming Consultant with Harpeth Consultant Advisory Group. She holds a BA in History and Russian Studies from George Mason University. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of long term care. Christi is a licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrator, where she has worked in both marketing and operations roles. As a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, as well as a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist, she has dedicated the last ten years working specifically with those affected with various forms of memory impairment, their caregivers, families and the community.

 


Amber Carey-Navarrete, Director of Person-Centered Services, has demonstrated a person-centered approach to her work with Easterseals Southern California for 20 years.

Amber is considered the resident expert of person-centered services across all of the Easterseals Southern California’s Adult Day Services.  She has been tasked with leading the agency’s strategic priority of enhancing existing person-centered practices as well as implementing new person-centered practices throughout all Adult Day Services in the organization.  She has authored a manual on Person-Centered Culture and Practices, and now leads a department in facilitating this approach.

Presently, Amber is the lead agent for Easterseals on a statewide Disability Thrive Initiative in California. Funded by the Department of Developmental Services and San Diego Regional Center, the DTI was created to assist the stakeholder community with alternative services during the pandemic through the calendar year 2021. In addition to being Easterseals resident expert, Amber has had the opportunity to speak to her conviction and knowledge of person-centered culture outside of Easterseals at multiple seminars and conferences, such as National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA), California Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS), and the Orange County Adult Day Services Collation. She has also had the opportunity to consult with and provide training to Lanterman Regional Center on their Person Centered Practices.  She was honored with the NADSA 2016 Innovator Award for her hard work and commitment in this area. She continues to learn and be inspired daily by all the successes along her journey of person-centered culture and practices.


Jennifer Clancy, Founder, Alle Learning

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Evelyn Farooquee, Program Director, Easterseals Southern California

Evelyn Farooquee, ADS Director
Evelyn Farooquee joined Easterseals in 2010. Evelyn started as a Personal Attendant and provided direct care support towards program participants. In her current position as a Program Director, Evelyn continues to develop new and innovative ideas to challenge direct care associates to provide the best support towards individuals in the program. Evelyn also serves as a CPI instructor where she teaches associates how to properly support and deescalate situations.


Terry Z. Fishler, MSW. NADSA Board Member and Chair of NADSA’s Policy Advocacy Committee. Terry has forty plus years’ experience in the healthcare industry in both the public and private sectors; a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.

Career includes: Vice President of an Adult Medical Day and Care Management company; diversified the services to include contractual telephonic and on-site disease assessment /management and care management assessments/services contracting with Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance product lines. As Director of Provider Networks, for several managed care companies, Terry developed the expertise in strategic provider network design, credentialing, contracting and fiscal management for regional and national service delivery systems. Additional senior management positions included: Fortune 500 Companies’ Employee Assistance Programs, legislative assistant in the Maryland House of Delegates. For the past 10 years, as a Management Consultant, Terry had worked with ADS Data Systems in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and business management.


Carolyn Glime, AIA, NCARB Senior Planner and Architect

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Joan Marie Granto, President, Future Focus, Inc.

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Sharon Hilton, Senior PACE Consultant

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Peter J. Illig, CEO, National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

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Jed Johnson, Managing Director of Aging Services, CARF International, MSW, MBA

Jed leads CARF’s aging services accreditation efforts that include assisted living, CCRC/life plan communities, adult day services and others. Prior to this, he was a member of Easterseals national office leadership team providing oversight to a $25M portfolio of federal, corporate and foundation funded initiatives. Easterseals is one of the nation’s premier provider of ADS. Jed is past NADSA board chair and past Treasurer of the American Society on Aging. He currently serves on the ARCH National Respite advisory committee. With expertise in family caregiving, performance improvement, diversity, business acumen, and home & community services; he is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and has authored several ADS-related articles, publications and curricula. Jed holds joint master’s degrees in social work and business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice and the Wharton School of Business, respectively.


Jeffrey Klein, CEO, Nevada Senior Services

NEVADA SENIOR SERVICES
President/CEO

Jeffrey B. Klein, FACHE
An almost 50 year career, Jeffrey Klein has been an innovative visionary health care, aging services executive and consultant.

He is currently, President/CEO of Nevada Senior Services Inc. operating adult day care, in-home respite, home modifications, geriatric assessment clinic and wellness programs and is the Aging and Disability Resource Center for southern Nevada. A trusted not-for-profit organization, Nevada Senior Services was recognized by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Leadership in Caregiving (2016).

Mr. Klein holds an MBA from Temple University, Philadelphia. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives. He Chairs the Nevada Commission on Aging Legislative Subcommittee, is a board member of NANASP and is an active member of the public policy committees of the American Society on Aging.

 


DG Linton-Gridley, Aging with Grace, Aging in Place-The Health Club for Seniors

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Greg Maynard, Marketing and Grants Manager, Carey Services

Greg is a Project Director of the federal Certified Community Behavior Health Center (CCBHC) grant project at Grant-Blackford Mental Health in Marion, Ind., The CCBHC grant program is a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration initiative designed to increase access to, and improve the quality of, community mental and substance use disorder treatment services.

Before joining GBMH in May 2021, Greg spent seven years in a variety of communications- and community-related roles at Carey Services, a disability services provider that supports people with intellectual and development disabilities in 11 Central Indiana counties. Greg has more than 35 years of experience as a professional communicator and working in the public and non-profit sectors. He is a former newspaper journalist, and has experience in community organizing and social services coordination as a site coordinator for a federal Department of Justice grant program.

Prior to joining Carey Services, Greg was a regional re-entry employment coordinator with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Greg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Anderson University and also has earned the Global Career Development Facilitator credential. He is a federally certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist and Offender Employment Retention Specialist, and he is a member of the federally certified Indiana Offender Workforce Development Specialist instructor team.

Greg is former board president/executive director of Home Savers of Delaware County, a board member and secretary of LEAD, Inc., in Grant County, and a board member and past president of Marion Lions Club. He is a member of Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and attends Grant County Rotary Club.


Vicki Maynard, Executive Director, SarahCare of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Board Member, IN; Board Member, IN Adult Day Services Association & Board Member, NADSA

Vicki Maynard is executive director of SarahCare of Indianapolis. She has been involved with adult day services for 12 years — growing two start-up centers into successful operations — and has worked with seniors, disabled adults and caregivers for more than 25 years. She is a member, and past president, of the Indiana Association of Adult Day Services and is active with public policy issues advocating for state certification of adult day services and Medicaid reimbursement. She is a member of the National Adult Day Services Association board and the board’s public policy and chairman of the member education committees and has been a speaker at several of the group’s national conferences. She was the recipient of the 2000 Kirkpatrick Gerontology Award from Ball State University’s Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology and was named SarahCare Corp. Advocate of the year, Additionally, she has been a speaker at several national and regional conventions on topics such as program creation/development and caregiving issues.


Denise Misovec 

Graduated from San Diego State University in 1998

Spent several years working in nursing homes as Social Services & Resident Services

Joined the Curative Connections team in 2008, Vice President Program Services for the last 3 years. Leading a team of dedicated professionals in multiple areas of support, from employment to end of life.

In 2018 completed a 3 year process to become internationally certified as a Mentor & Trainer of Gentle Teaching, a philosophy that develops and strengthens supportive relationships to create a culture of kindness and connectedness for people to thrive in.


Ruth Olivares, Person-Centered Care Director, Easterseals Southern California

“Ruth is a Person Centered Services Director with Easterseals Southern California. Through her position, she has the opportunity to help people create meaningful programming as well as lead self-fulfilled lives.

Her passion lies in creating opportunities for people to grow and shine!

Ruth holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Irvine, and a graduate degree in Mexican-American Studies from California State University, Los Angeles, becoming the first person in her family to attend university.”


Rosalind O’Neil, CTRS, ADC, Recreation Therapist Community Living Center

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Lauren Parker, PhD, MPH, Assistant Scientist, John Hopkins School of Public Health

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Mervin Roxas, Program Director, Easterseals Southern California

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Tina Sadarangani, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, NYU

Tina Sadarangani is an Assistant Professor and NIH funded Principal Investigator at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is also a board certified adult/gerontological nurse practitioner.
Her work centers on the experiences of ethnically diverse older adults in adult day health settings. She is focused on integrating adult day centers into the healthcare continuum using technology to foster age friendly communities.


Fady Sahhar, President, XtraGlobex Inc.

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Manisha Sengupta, Senior Statistician, Long-Term Care Statistics Branch, Division of Health Care
Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics

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Pryanka Singh, Survey Statistician, Long-Term Care Statistics Branch, Division of Health Care Statistics,
National Center for Health Statistics

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Michael Splaine, Owner and Principal, Splaine Consulting

Michael Splaine is owner and principal in Splaine Consulting, a small advocacy and government affairs consulting firm based in Washington DC. Immediately prior to starting this company, Mike was Director of State Government Affairs in the Public Policy Division of the US Alzheimer’s Association with whom he enjoyed a 23-year career.

He is the managing partner of a related company Recruitment Partners LLC focused on improving the pace, quality and diversity of recruitment into dementia clinical trials.

He has been policy adviser for Alzheimer’s Disease International and teaches dementia policy classes at two US universities. Mike makes his home in Columbia, Maryland with his amazing wife Sandy.


Alison Sprankle, B.S., CMC, CDP, CADDCT, CMCDP GOOD NEWS CONSULTING, Inc.

Alison Sprankle has worked in long term care since 1993. Her experience encompasses home care services, social services, care planning, family support, team building, marketing and management.  Her practical knowledge in long term care stems from her experience as a home health aide and personal care assistant for over 6 years while attending York College of Pennsylvania where she earned a degree in Long term Care Administration.

Since graduating in 1999, she has served as a memory care director and as an Executive Director/Personal Care Home Administrator of a dedicated memory care community.

Alison has been training thousands of professional and family caregivers and speaking on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia care topics for GOOD NEWS CONSULTING, Inc. since 2006. She has conducted training sessions throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Ohio.

She received her CMC designation as a care manager certified in 2010 and serves as a guardianship care manager for GOOD NEWS in York and Dauphin Counties.  She is a CDP-Certified Dementia Practitioner, CADDCT- Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and a CMCDP-Certified Montessori Care Dementia Practitioner.


Michael Stutland, Marketing Specialist, Aging With Grace

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Christina Vlosich, Founder, ADS Consultant, CDP, PTA, ATP,
Christina is the Principal Consultant at ADS Consult LLC and Co-Owner of Family First Adult Day Services. Christina’s accomplishments include Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Certified Tai Chi Instructor, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and a Field Surveyor for a national accreditation organization. Christina lives in Austintown, Ohio and can be reached at: cvlosich@adsconsult.biz.


Nathan Volz, MPA, Manager, Choices Program, JVS Human Services
Nathan Volz, MPA, is the Manager of the Choices Program at JVS Human Services. Nathan worked from 1995-2013 for a similar agency in Minnesota, primarily supervising Supported Employment and Independent Placement services in Saint Paul. In 2013, he returned home to Michigan and has adapted his focus to improving services for those seeking non-vocational community inclusion. Nathan leads a team of innovative, dedicated staff who share his desire to think far beyond the typical limits of community outings.

 

 


Dawn Wiggins, RPN, CDP

Registered Practical Nurse, Certified Positive Approach to Care Consultant, Trainer, Coach, Engagement Leader,
Speaker and Mentor (Teepa Snow), Certified Dementia Practitioner and President and Director of Operations:
New Dementians- Dementia Concierge Services
Final year of her Master’s Degree in Dementia Studies.

Dawn is the author of the book called “I Love Dementia” available on Amazon
Dawn has over 25 years of frontline healthcare experience. She leads a dynamic team of healthcare experts dedicated to one thing-making a positive impact in the lives of people living with Dementia.


Rosita Wong, CEO, HealthJay

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Dr. Kathryn Worrilow, Founder & CEO, LifeAire Systems

Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow, founder and CEO of LifeAire Systems, received her doctorate in Anatomy and Cell Physiology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Reproductive Biology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, working with renowned and esteemed University of Pennsylvania reproductive physiologists recognized for their work globally.

Over the last 20 years, she has served as the Scientific Director of In Vitro Fertilization Programs and has performed extensive work specific to molecular signaling between the sperm and oocyte, the contribution of the paternal genome to the embryo, and the impact of ambient air on successful human embryogenesis and preimplantation toxicology. Her work, with that of her colleagues, led to the development and design of the LifeAire Systems patented air purification technology and System, Aire~IVF®. The Aire~IVF® System delivers the most pristine air quality available for IVF environments through an in-duct system by inactivating biologicals and eliminating embryotoxic volatile organic compounds using revolutionary and proprietary air purification technologies. One of the most unique features of the LifeAire System is the extensive data supporting the design, the specificity of its design towards the human embryo and the results from over four years of clinical implementation. Dr. Worrilow has been invited to present and publish her research both nationally and internationally, and enjoys sharing the data with her colleagues.

As an advocate of science education and the role of science in our community, she enjoyed her position on the Board of Trustees of The Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, PA. Dr. Worrilow’s career has always involved a great deal of teaching and she has enjoyed her participation as an Adjunct Professor with the Emerging Health Professionals Program at Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley.


Kathy Wyatt, Founder and President, Hale Hauʻoli Hawaiʻi,

Kathy Wyatt is Founder and President of Hale Hauʻoli Hawaiʻi, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote positive aging through community education programs, adult day care options, and caregiver support groups. She is a registered nurse with Master’s degrees in Nursing and Business Administration. She is on the Board of Directors of the Policy Advisory Board for Elderly Affairs, on the board of Hawaii Pacific Gerontology Society, Treasurer of the Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition, Secretary of the Board of the Caregiver Foundation, on the Board of the National Adult Day Services Association, on the Board of Kokua Council, and she is active in the Kupuna Caucus. In addition, she operates Hale Hauʻoli Hawaiʻi, adult day care center in Aiea in two locations, as well as the Hoaloha Nurse Aide Training program.


Debra Yamstein, MSW, Vice President, Senior Adult Services & Community Inclusion, JVS Human Services

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Jack York is co-founder of iN2L (It’s Never 2 Late), a company dedicated to helping older adults
realize the full benefits of adaptive technology. Originally, Jack did not envision iN2L as a
business; the impetus for what became the company was a philanthropic idea to donate
computers to assisted living communities and nursing homes in Southern California. With a 15-year background in the Silicon Valley, he saw a vast potential in fostering these connections, but also saw that conventional technology was too difficult for most residents to use in a meaningful way. As a result, in 1999, Jack retired as Vice President of Strategic Sales for Vishay Intertechnology and started iN2L. He is a sought after national and international speaker on technology being used to create personalized experiences that engage and connect older adults to their loved ones and the world at large, specifically individuals with dementia. As of 2019, the company has a customer base of 3,000 senior living communities spread out across all 50 states. iN2L’s work has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and dozens of senior living publications. For more information, visit in2l.com.

California State University, 1982 BS

 


William [Bill] Zagorski is the C.E.O. of American Senior Care Center, Inc. overseeing Centennial Adultcare Center’s three Adult Day Health Care locations, non-emergency medical transportation, and home care services, serving more than 150 adults each day throughout middle Tennessee.

Bill is a Nashville native, who completed his undergraduate degree at Xavier University, and his graduate degrees in Cancer and Cell Biology, and Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in Cincinnati Ohio.

In addition to his role with American Senior Care Centers, Bill is also active on the Legislative Committee of the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, the past President of the Senior Services Network of the Mid-South, President of the Tennessee Association of Adult Day Services, the Chair of the Tennessee Coalition for Better Aging, and Chair of the Research Committee and Board Chair of the National Adult Day Services Association.

Mike Zawadski, JD, NADSA Board of Directors; President, RTZ Systems


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