ASA Presents The Legacy Interviews
Catch the next episode of @ASAging’s The Legacy Interviews with Ken Dychtwald of @AgeWave and Larry Curley, MPA on July 21: https://asaging.org/legacy-interviews
July 14 | Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN
Chair of The SCAN Foundation and serves on health-related boards involving care delivery transformation, long-term services financing and chronic care innovation, as well as intergenerational health and well-being for elders. She is a consultant to the Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, working on a San Francisco initiative to develop safer and more appropriate care through Geriatric Emergency Departments and emergency service systems focused on those with cognitive challenges, including dementia. In 2019 she was appointed as a Stakeholder to California’s Department of Health and Human Services to develop the state’s first MasterPlan for Aging, as well as to the Governor’s on Healthy California for All Commission. Prior service includes 25 years with On Lok, Inc., a nonprofit family of organizations providing community-based services for frail older adults in San Francisco. On Lok became the prototype for the 1997 federal law that incorporated the Program of All Inclusive Care to the Elderly (PACE) into the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which now operate in 31 states. In 2010, she completed her term as president of AARP, following six years on its national board of directors. Previously she was CEO of the American Geriatrics Society.
July 7 | Linda Fried, MD, MPH
Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A world-renowned geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fried has led ongoing innovation across her career supporting the goal of healthy longevity. Innovations include substantial scientific advancements in defining frailty as a medical syndrome and its causes; leading NIH-funded population-based studies to determine the definition, causes, consequences and prevention of frailty, chronic diseases, multimorbidity, loneliness and disability in aging. Dr. Fried is co-designer and founder of the Experience Corps, a groundbreaking model for older adult volunteerism designed to deploy older volunteers’ social capital to foster children’s elementary school success and promote the health of the older volunteers, now in 23 U.S. cities and multiple countries, under the auspices of AARP. She was appointed co-chair of the National Academy of Medicine’s 2019–2022 Global Commission on a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity, is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, and of its executive Council, and past President of the Association of American Physicians.
June 30 | Imani Woody, PhD
The founding director and CEO of Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc., a nonprofit serving LGBTQ/SGL elders experiencing housing insecurity and isolation. She is principal of IWF Consulting, LLC, providing board and staff development, and has been a life coach for more than 10 years. She has served on the board of directors of the Mautner Project for lesbians, the Women in the Life Association, and Whitman Walker Lesbian Services, and is the former Chair of SAGE Metro DC. Dr. Woody was appointed Commissioner to the Office of LGBTQ Affairs by former DC Mayor Vincent Gray and current Mayor Muriel Bowser, and was recently appointed Commissioner by Bowser to serve on the Global Age-Friendly Task Force. Dr. Woody is the Program Officer for the 50+ Ministry of Metropolitan Community Churches and serves on the Board of the LGBT Technology Institute. Dr. Woody retired from AARP to start Mary’s House and recently, she secured an expert board of advisors and a commitment of $1.2 million from the District of Columbia to begin construction on the first Mary’s House dwelling in Washington, DC.
June 23 | Paul Nathanson, JD
A national leader in legal services and elder justice. Nathanson founded Justice in Aging (JIA) (formerly the National Senior Citizens law Center) and was its Executive Director from 1972–1980. He returned to lead Justice in Aging from 2008–2013, and now serves as special counsel, working on projects such as its efforts to restore and improve the Supplemental Security Income program. In between, he was the director of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Institute of Public Law, and a member of the law school faculty, where he is now emeritus. In 2018 ASA honored Paul with its Hall of Fame Award. Paul is a past president of the American Society on Aging and a founding member of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. He also has served as National Secretary of the Gray Panthers and is a past Chair of the Board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM); he is currently on the NCPSSM Board.