Participants

Anne Basting, Ph.D.
Director
Center on Age and Community
Milwaukee, WI

Catherine Baumgartner
General Manager
Kairos Dance Theatre
Minneapolis, MN

Bob Blancato
President
Matz, Blancato & Associates, Inc
Washington, DC

Janice Blanchard
Gerontologist
Society of Certified Senior Advisors
Denver, CO

Johanna Boyer
Consultant
Silver Spring, MD

Gail Burke
Accessibility Coordinator
Minnesota State Arts Board
St. Paul, MN

Robert Butler, M.D.
President, CEO, and Co-Chair
Alliance for Health and the Future of the International Longevity Center
New York, NY

Donna Butts
Executive Director
Generations United
Washington, DC

Gloria Cavanaugh
President and CEO
American Society on Aging
San Francisco, CA

Todd Chester
Facilitator and Lead for volunteer engagement on AARP Livable Communities Team
AARP
Washington, DC

Gene Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Center on Aging, Health and Humanities
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Janet Eilber
Artistic Director
Martha Graham Resources
Los Angeles, CA

John Foley, Ph.D.
Consumer/Family Satisfaction Team Program Coordinator
Mental Health Association of Franklin & Fulton Counties
Martinsburg, WV

Sandra Gibson
President and CEO
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Washington, DC

Gail Gibson-Hunt
President and CEO
National Alliance for Caregiving
Washington, DC

Barbara Gill
Vice President
The Dana Foundation
New York, NY

Dana Gioia
Chairman
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC

Gay Hanna, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Society for the Arts in Healthcare
Washington, DC

Joan Jeffri, Director
Research Center for Arts and Culture
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Stuart Kandell, Ph.D.
Founder
Stagebridge
Oakland, CA

Margaret Kannenstine, Secretary
Board of Directors
NASAA
Woodstock, VT

Jeanne Kelly
Director
Levine School of Music, Arlington Campus
Arlington, VA

Sr. Joan Leonard, Ph.D.
Founder
Arts and Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults
Saint Martin, OH

Liz Lerman
Founding Artistic Director
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Takoma Park, MD

Mary Leuhrsen
Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations
NAMM
Port Chester, NY

Roberto Martinez
Musician
Albuquerque, NM

Eileen B. Mason
Senior Deputy Chairman
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC

Robert McNulty
Founder and Executive Director
Partners for Livable Communities
Washington, DC

Samuel Menashe, Ph.D.
Poet
New York, NY

James E. Modrick
Vice President of Affiliate and Education Services
VSA arts
Washington, DC

Harry R. Moody, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs
AARP
Washington, DC

Annette Norsman
Director of NRTA
AARP’s Educator Community
Washington, DC

John Ostrout
Director, State and Regional Partnerships
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC

Michael Patterson
Manager of Member Value Strategy and NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community
AARP
Washington, DC

Susan Perlstein
Founder and Executive Director
National Center for Creative Aging/Elders Share the Arts
Brooklyn, NY

Larry Polivka, Ph.D.
Director
Florida Policy Exchange Center
on Aging
Tampa, FL

Amatullah Saleem
Storyteller
New York, NY

Judith Salerno, M.D.
Deputy Director
National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

John Salmen
President
Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc.
Takoma Park, MD

Andrea Sherman, Ph.D.
Project Director
Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers
New York, NY

Rebecca Stahr
Co-founder and President
Universal Design Alliance
Atlanta, GA

Ann Stone, Ph.D.
Senior Evaluation Officer
The Wallace Foundation
New York, NY

Paula Terry
Director, AccessAbility Office
National Endowment for the Arts
Washington, DC

Charlotte Wade
Director of Seniors’ Programs
NAHB Research Center
Upper Marlboro, MD

Dave Williams
Delegate, National Institute of
Senior Centers
NCOA
Maryland

Patricia Williams
Director, Citizen Membership
Americans for the Arts
Washington, DC