Conference Speakers

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Kimberly Herrmann,

Job Title: 
Public Affairs Specialist
Employer/Affiliation: 
Social Security Administration, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Kimberly Herrmann is a Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Having worked as a Service Representative, Claims Representative, and in the Leadership Management Program...

Janet Holboke, MSW, LCSW

Job Title: 
Older Behavioral Health Specialist, Greater Oregon Health
Session(s): 
Thursday
Janet Holboke is an Older Behavioral Health Specialist with Greater Oregon Health and is responsible for implementing the State of Oregon’s Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative in Clatsop, Tillamook, and Columbia counties...

Paul Iarrobino,

Job Title: 
LGBT Aging Expert, Story Teller, Event Organizer and Documentary Producer
Employer/Affiliation: 
True Path Consulting NW
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Paul Iarrobino is a skilled trainer, LGBT aging expert, storyteller, event organizer, and documentary producer...

Heidi Igarashi, PhD

Job Title: 
Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University
Location: 
Corvallis, Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Heidi Igarashi’s work focuses on the intersection of resilience, optimal aging, and wisdom. This research interest is an extension of her 26 years as a mental health counselor, and her current role as a caregiver. Heidi has authored and co-authored professional journal articles and book chapters on stress, resilience, optimal aging, wisdom...

Helen Kao, MD

Job Title: 
Medical Director of Clinical Innovations at Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care in Corvallis, OR, and Associate Professor with the University of California San Francisco
Location: 
Corvallis, Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Helen Kao is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice & palliative medicine. Helen’s clinical work has focused on the care of frail, homebound, and vulnerable older adults for the past decade...

Troy Kindy, MSW, LCSW

Job Title: 
The Commission for Elder Abuse and Neglect Specialists, Inc. Founder and President, Troy Kindy Counseling
Location: 
Portland, OR
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Troy Kindy has a private therapy practice where he provides mental health services exclusively for older adults and their families. He also started the Oregon nonprofit The Commission for Elder Abuse and Neglect Specialists...

Anand Kumthekar, MD

Job Title: 
MD
Employer/Affiliation: 
Oregon Health and Science University
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Anand Kumthekar works with patients who have complex rheumatic conditions and is an advocate of shared decision making and guiding patients to make appropriate decisions in terms of their treatment plan.

James Lusk,

Job Title: 
Master of Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance”
Session(s): 
Wednesday
James Lusk has been teaching Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation in the Portland Metro area since 2004 through his studio “Steal the Sun Tai Chi” at various venues...

Jenna McGoldrick, MD

Employer/Affiliation: 
Oregon Health and Science University
Location: 
Portland, Oregon
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Jenna McGoldrick is a rheumatology fellow at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and her research interests include wellness in medical professionals...

Tim McNeil,

Session(s): 
Thursday
Tim McNeil is a partner at The Elder Law Firm and his practice encompasses all of the basic elements of elder law, including long-term care and estate planning, guardianship, and probate...

Michelle Odden, PhD

Job Title: 
Associate Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Location: 
Corvallis, Oregon
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Michelle Odden is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. Her research aims to improve our understanding of the optimal preventive strategies for chronic disease in older adults...

Alejandro Perez, MD

Job Title: 
Regional Medical Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Services, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute
Location: 
Portland, OR
Session(s): 
Thursday
In his practice as a vascular medicine specialist of the Providence Heart Clinic, Alejandro Perez strives to help patients better understand their vascular health so he can collaborate with them in a team approach to develop an individualized treatment plan...

Carla Perissinotto,

Job Title: 
Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Associate Chief, Geriatrics Clinical Programs, UCSF, Medical Director, Care at Home, California
Session(s): 
Thursday
Carla Perissinotto is an Associate Professor at UCSF and is Associate Chief for Geriatrics Clinical Programs at UCSF, and Medical Director of Care at Home.

Sharna Prasad, PT

Job Title: 
Physical Therapist, Lebanon Community Hospital
Location: 
Lebanon, OR
Session(s): 
Wednesday
Sharna Prasad has 31 yrs. of experience with special interest in Persistent Pain. She currently works at Lebanon Community Hospital. She along with her colleagues has developed the Movement, Mindfulness and Pain Science program for Persistent Pain (MMAPS)...

Vicki Schmall, PhD

Job Title: 
Executive Director, Gerontology and Training Specialist Aging Concerns
Location: 
West Linn, Oregon
Session(s): 
Thursday
Vicki Schmall is President and Gerontology & Training Specialist with Aging Concerns in West Linn, Oregon...