Conference Speakers

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Carolyn Aldwin, PhD

Job Title: 
Professor, Dept. of Human Development & Family Sciences; Director, Gerontology Program, Oregon State University; Visiting Professor. Dept. of Psychology, University of Connecticut
Location: 
Corvallis, Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Carolyn M. Aldwin is the Jo Anne Leonard Endowed Director for the Center for Healthy Aging Research, Director of the Gerontology Program, and a professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University...

Patrick Arbore, EdD

Job Title: 
Founder, Director
Employer/Affiliation: 
Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, Institute on Aging
Location: 
San Francisco, California
Session(s): 
Thursday
Patrick Arbore is the founder and the Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), a program of Institute on Aging in San Francisco...

Joyce Beedle, RN

Job Title: 
Author and Publisher, Alzheimer’s Consultant, President, Alzheimer’s Consulting Services
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Joyce Beedle is one of the pioneers of compassionate Alzheimer's care and has over 35 years of professional experience as well as more than a decade of personal experience...

Melissa Cannon, PhD

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor, Department of Gerontology
Employer/Affiliation: 
Western Oregon University
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Melissa is an Assistant Professor of Gerontology at Western Oregon University. She earned her Ph.D. at Portland State University in 2015 with a degree in Urban Studies, specializing in the fields of aging and community development...

Holly Chaimov, MBA

Job Title: 
Executive Director, Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Holly Chaimov has played a key role in the positive growth and development of services for the Parkinson's community here in the Northwest...

Mary Cluskey, PhD, RD

Job Title: 
Nutrition Associate Professor and Dietetic Internship Director for Oregon State University
Location: 
Corvallis, OR
Session(s): 
Thursday
Mary Cluskey has studied and worked with consumers across the life span, regarding eating behavior, food acceptability, choice, and nutrient intake...

Cescilie Cocks, LNP, ND

Job Title: 
Founder of Pinnacle Natural Health Clinic
Session(s): 
Thursday
Cescilie Cocks is a licensed naturopathic physician, founder and attending physician at the newly opened Pinnacle Natural Health Clinic, and adjunct faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine...

Sean Connolly, MA

Job Title: 
Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist, Jackson County Older Adult Behavioral Health Investment
Session(s): 
Thursday
Sean is the Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist for Jackson County; his focus is on facilitating connections in the community and training partner agencies on older adult issues...

Kevin Cuccaro, DO

Job Title: 
Private Practice
Location: 
Philomath, OR
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Kevin Cuccaro is a pain specialist on a mission to transform society’s understanding of pain to provide hope and improve patient outcomes. He frequently speaks on pain and related topics to both physicians and the public; consults health systems on chronic pain and opioids...

Donna Delikat,

Job Title: 
Field / Training Officer for the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) Program
Session(s): 
Thursday
Donna has focused her work life on the aging population and working on the Oregon AARP publication "Resources on Caring for your Aging Relative or Friend, A Guide for Employers and Employees"....

Christopher Eilers, MA, LPC

Job Title: 
Trillium Behavioral Health Specialist
Location: 
Portland Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Christopher served adults identified with SPMI at Lane County Behavioral Health by providing individual and group therapy, as well as case management...

Jaymi Grant,

Job Title: 
Dietitian, Mid Valley Gastroenterology
Location: 
Corvallis, Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Jaymi Grant is a registered Dietetic Technician that has provided nutrition education at Mid-Valley Gastroenterology for over 2 years...

Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD

Job Title: 
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon; Medical Director, Addiction Medicine ECHO Clinic
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Jessica Gregg received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from the University of New Mexico, and her doctorate in medical anthropology from Emory University...

Ali Hall, JD

Job Title: 
Ali Hall, JD, Ali Hall Training
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Ali Hall is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and an independent consultant and trainer, and served as a Lead Trainer for the International MINT Training for New Trainers (TNT) in Berlin...

Amy Henderson, MS

Job Title: 
Founder & Executive Director, The Geezer Gallery
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Amy Henderson is the founder and Executive Director of The Geezer Gallery, a non-profit organization showcasing master artists 60 years and older and providing professional arts and therapeutic art programs primarily for low-income seniors...