Lyndsay Green

Sociologist · Independent

Lyndsay Green is a sociologist and researcher who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning

Sociology Communication Retirement Education Aging and Elderly Parenting and Technology

Kahir Lalji

Provincial Director, Government Relations & Programs · The United Way of British Columbia

With 15+ years of non-profit leadership experience, Kahir has extensive experience in community-based initiatives and government relations.

Advocacy Program Development Community Engagement Non-Profits Gerontology

Dr. Samir K. Sinha

Director of Geriatrics · Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults

Frailty Public Policy Quality of Care Ageing in Place Carers and Caregiving

Dr. Joel Sadavoy

Medical Director Reitman Centre and Professor Psychiatry · Mt Sinai Hospital

Dr. Joel Sadavoy is a Professor of Psychiatry and inaugural holder of theSam and Judy Pencer Chair in Applied General Psychiatry.

Frailty Geriatric Psychiatry Carers and Caregiving

Thomas Felke, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Expert in social issues and social justice · Florida Gulf Coast University

Thomas Felke researches social issues such as food insecurity and affordable housing.

Geographic Information Systems (Gis) Affordable Housing Needs of Older Adults food insecurity Poverty

Yvonne Troya

Clinical Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: troyay@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8918 / Office 300-100

Aging and Elderly Healthcare Decision-Making Children and Families Medical-Legal Partnerships Vulnerable Populations

Prof. Reshma A. Merchant

Head Div of Geriatric Medicine, Dept of Medicine · National University Hospital

A/Prof Merchant is a strong advocate for ageing in place and recognized as a thought expert in frailty and healthy ageing internationally.

Population Health Healthy Ageing Successful Ageing in the Community Sarcopenia Academic Administration

Prof. Suzanne Garon

Professor · School of Social Work, University of Sherbrooke

Ph. D. in Sociology (Frankfurt, Germany, 1992) is a full professor at the School of Social Work of the University of Sherbrooke

Age-friendly Environments Social Work Lifelong Learning Gerontology Research Community Development

Greg Shaw

Director of International and Corporate Relations · International Federation on Ageing

Mr. Shaw represents the IFA at the United Nations, works closely with governments, and maintains the IFA’s elder abuse initiatives

Population Ageing Care Continuum Elder Abuse Prevention Healthy Ageing Program Implementation

Sarah Hooper

Executive Director of UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium and Adjunct Professor · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: hoopers@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4831 / Office 377-200

Health Equity Health Law Comprehensive and Coordinated Care Health and Access to Civil Justice Elder Financial Abuse

Anne Berit Rafoss

Project Coordinator - National Network of Age-friendly Communities · The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities

Anne Berit has been responsible for creating awareness of the age-friendly agenda in Norway.

Ageing Age-Friendly Networks Health Politics Healthcare Sector Elderly Care Stategies

Dr. Mary Ann Tsao

Chairman · Tsao Foundation Singapore

Chairwoman & founding director of the Tsao Foundation, a regionally oriented non-profit foundation dedicated to aged care and ageing issues.

Home Care Health and Ageing

Robert H. Edelstein

Professor Emeritus | Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate | Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Urban real estate economics and urban financial problems Property taxation and the role of the public sector Inter-linkages, securitization and globalization of real estate asset markets Design of optimal mortgage debt instruments and variable-rate mortgages Macroeconomic determinants of housing construction

Dr. Sandra Hirst

Director · Brenda Strafford Centre for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing

A career spent building capacity in the field of gerontological nursing and improving benchmarks in support of professional nursing practice

Gerontology Seniors and Healthcare Gerontological Nursing

Jeffrey Gale, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Business and Corporate Strategy Global Business Strategy Regulation Strategic Management Legal Environment of Business

Laura Tamblyn Watts, LLB

President and CEO · CanAge

Nationally and internationally recognized expert on law and aging issues, with a specialty in law reform, policy, partnerships, and more.

Financial Literacy for Vulnerable Populations Plain Language Tool Development Legal Research Elder Law Mediation

Jim Ketterson

Senior Director of Senior Living · Church Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.

Jim Ketterson can speak to risk management at senior living facilities, including approaches to safety and preventing falls for seniors.

Risk Management of Healthcare Facilities Risk Management Senior Living Centers Insurance Counseling Preventing Falls for Seniors

Patrick Button

Assistant Professor · Tulane University

Patrick Button's research is focused on quantifying discrimination, primarily in labor markets.

LGBT Discrimination Film Tax Incentives Retirement Age Discrimination Hiring Discrimination

Khai Nguyen

Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine · UC San Diego

His expertise includes providing therapeutic and rehabilitative care for conditions or health concerns that are common among the elderly

Gerontology COVID-19 Effects on Seniors COVID-19 Primary Care Senior Medicine

James Ellor, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work · Baylor University

Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health

Meaning Oriented (Logo) therapy The Role of the Church as Service Provider Training Needs for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Hunger among Older Adults Spiritual Assessment Among the Elderly