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  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Product(s)

    Join us for a four-part webinar series diving into the role of service delivery providers in a community-integrated health network (CIHN).

    Eighty percent of ACL falls prevention and chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) grantee respondents on the 2022 Business Acumen and Sustainability Assessment are interested in participating in a Community-Integrated Health Network (CIHN). However, many are not currently participating in a network or are just starting to explore options. There is a need among ACL grantees and other community-based organizations to understand the role of network participants/service delivery providers and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to adhere to contracts managed by Community Care Hubs. This four-part webinar series highlights different components to serve as an effective CIHN partner.

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    Registration Details:

    • This series includes 4 live 60-minute webinars on February 28, March 23, April 27, and May 23. 
    • Registration is FREE, and registrants will have access to both the live webinars and the recordings. 
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email, as well as email reminders prior to each live webinar with a link to join the event.

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  • Contains 50 Product(s)

    This 60-minute monthly workgroup from NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging will offer participants an opportunity to learn how Administration for Community Living (ACL) grantees are offering evidence-based programs since the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your evidence-based program virtual delivery. Find all Grand Round sessions here - https://connect.ncoa.org/grand-rounds-sessions

    This 60-minute monthly workgroup from NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging will offer participants an opportunity to learn how Administration for Community Living (ACL) grantees are offering evidence-based programs since the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your evidence-based program virtual delivery.

    Find all Grand Round sessions here - https://connect.ncoa.org/grand...

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/08/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will help attendees to: Understand the behaviors and preferences of older male adults attending congregate nutrition sites. Identify ways to keep male congregate participants coming back to sites. Apply learned techniques to increase congregate and other program participation among males.

    Join ACL’s Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP) and the National Council on Aging for the third webinar in the series "Power Up Your Congregate Meal Program.”  Many programs report higher numbers of female participants than male. Understanding why older males attend congregate meal programs is critical to building a sustainable program and serving all older adults.

    This webinar will help attendees to:

    • Understand the behaviors and preferences of older male adults attending congregate nutrition sites.
    • Identify ways to keep male congregate participants coming back to sites.
    • Apply learned techniques to increase congregate and other program participation among males.

    Dianne Stone

    Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC

    National Council on Aging

    Dianne Stone has more than 20 years of experience with senior centers and aging issues, primarily as the Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in Newington, Connecticut. Stone has also worked, volunteered, and held leadership positions with a variety of organizations in Connecticut, including Connecticut AgeWell Collaborative, the ADA Coalition of Connecticut, Connecticut Medicaid Oversight Council, and the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity. She joined NCOA in January 2022, as a member of the Center for Healthy Aging, where she is primarily focused on supporting senior centers throughout the country through the ACL-funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC. 

    Stacy Dye

    SVP/GM, Insights and Analytics

    RDI Sightline

    Stacy works with organizations across the United States to leverage the power of research and insights to fuel consumer knowledge and business growth. During her 20+ years in research, she has worked with clients across a broad range of industries to drive understanding, acceptance, and ultimately usage of research as a tool to improve the lives of consumers. Stacy has worked on multiple large-scale projects related to the customer journey of the senior population and specifically how their lives can be enhanced and improved by removing barriers to product and service usage.

    Kathy Wilson-Gold, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

    Nutrition Contractor

    Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living

    Kathy Wilson-Gold is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 30 years of experience in business and industry-leading executive teams to deliver innovative solutions for healthcare, education, and senior nutrition. She currently serves as a Nutrition Contractor specializing in business acumen for the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs in the Administration for Community Living.

    Her career highlights include 18 years at the Campbell Soup Company and employment at Abbott Laboratories and US Foodservice. A familiar face in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she has held numerous national and state offices. She is currently Chair of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger Board of Directors and has served locally on the board of Edmond Mobile Meals.

    Michael Beck

    Chief Production Officer

    Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky

    Michael Beck has 35 years of experience in foodservice industry, including operations, production, menu creation, sales and customer service. He has worked with Executives, Chef’s and Operational staff to create sustainable, high quality food and service for varying clientele.  As the Chief Production Officer at Meals on Wheels, Michael strives daily to lead his team to efficiently produce and deliver affordable meals that not only meet the nutritional needs of our Seniors but also look and taste great.

    Michael has worked previously in social services as well as event planning and sports and entertainment hospitality.

    Bob Gurecki

    Food Service Coordinator

    SAGE Edie Windsor Center

    Bob has been working for SAGE for 8 years as Food Service Coordinator at SAGE’s Edie Windsor Older Adult Center.  His programs include congregate meals, grab and go meals and a monthly food pantry program.  Before joining SAGE, Bob owned his business in the private sector for many years, in which he worked with the food and beverage field.  Bob has always worked with the LGBT community in one form or another and now, continues his work with LGBTQ seniors. 

    Peaches Hall

    Director of the Doris Griffin Senior Center

    WellMed Charitable Foundation

    Peaches is a military wife, which she believes gave her the most important life lessons.  With her flexibility in living situation came adventure.  While working for Public Television they received orders for Germany.  Peaches told her husband “I’ll give up my position with PBS as Auction Director and a weekly interview show, but you can’t complain if I have the opportunity to travel”!

    Peaches accepted a position as a tour guide!  When she returned to the states seven years later she began her career in senior living.  Prior to coming to WellMed she worked for CCRC’s and eventually ran dementia units.  Peaches felt this is where flexibility shines, what works one day probably won’t the next!  Eight and a half years ago one of her best friends called her and said there is a job posted on the WellMed site that is perfect for you!  She told her she wasn’t looking, but curiosity got the best of her and that was that. 

    Peaches will tell you she depends on flexibility more than ever, especially because she is the director of the Doris Griffin Senior Center and teaches fitness classes, where the motto is “Living Longer and Loving it”!

  • Product not yet rated Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/02/2023 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Review new NCOA materials, learning platform, and grant opportunity.

    Recently, NCOA has received a $50 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living- the largest in NCOA’s history- to implement a nationwide campaign to ensure older adults and people with disabilities get the latest COVID and flu vaccines. NCOA will award approximately 250 grants to local organizations who work with older adults in the community day in and day out. Join us on Thursday February 2, 2023 at 3pm EST, to learn more about NCOA’s ongoing Vaccine initiative and get the scoop about applying for this new funding opportunity. We will also review updated materials for 2023 and NCOA Connect 

    https://ncoa.org/page/covid-19... 

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    Join us on January 26th at 2 p.m. ET for the first webinar in our NISC Programs of Excellence Series featuring the winning programs in the Marketing and Public Relations category. We will also be joined by NCOA’s Advancement Team for a conversation about marketing and senior centers.

    Join us on January 26th at 2 p.m. ET for the first webinar in our NISC Programs of Excellence Series featuring the winning programs in the Marketing and Public Relations category. We will also be joined by NCOA’s Advancement Team for a conversation about marketing and senior centers.  

    Winner: 12 Days of Christmas—Norwell Council of Aging, Norwell, Massachusetts

    Honorable mention: Caring Club—Calabasas Senior Center, Calabasas, California

    Dianne Stone

    Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC

    National Council on Aging

    Dianne Stone has more than 20 years of experience with senior centers and aging issues, primarily as the Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in Newington, Connecticut. Stone has also worked, volunteered, and held leadership positions with a variety of organizations in Connecticut, including Connecticut AgeWell Collaborative, the ADA Coalition of Connecticut, Connecticut Medicaid Oversight Council, and the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity. She joined NCOA in January 2022, as a member of the Center for Healthy Aging, where she is primarily focused on supporting senior centers throughout the country through the ACL-funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC. 

    Karen Davis

    Chief Development & Marketing Officer

    National Council on Aging

    Karen is NCOA's Chief Development and Marketing Officer. She is responsible for building awareness of the organization and its tools to help older adults stay healthy and financially secure, and she leads fund development initiatives. Karen brings more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, specializing in the development of national campaigns, public/private partnerships, major gift solicitation strategies, corporate relations, communications, and marketing. Outside of work, Davis enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running, or chasing after her dalmatian, Lucy.

    Susan Curtin

    Director

    Norwell Senior Center

    Susan Curtin has 18 years of experience working with older adults in a variety of community settings. She is currently the Director of the Norwell Senior Center in Massachusetts and 2019 recipient of the NISC Program of Excellence Award for Community Development, Leadership and Intergenerational Programming. She serves as a Regional Representative and member of several committees with the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA) and a member of the NISC Best Practices Team.  Susan holds a MS in Gerontology with a concentration in Management of Aging Services from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

    Kimberly Post

    Senior Center Supervisor

    Calabasas Senior Center

    Kimberly Post has 15 years of experience working with the 50+ community. She is currently the Facility Supervisor of the Calabasas Senior Center in California and 2020 recipient of the NISC Program of Excellence Award for Cultural Programs.


    Carol Davis

    Co-founder, Calabasas Savvy Senior Program

    Calabasas Senior Center

    Carol Davis is the co-founder of the Calabasas Savvy Senior program, served as a Task Force member for the creation of the Calabasas Senior Center, continues on the Advisory Board and is a member of the Steering Committee as Emerita. During the pandemic she created and became chair of the Caring Calabasas Club, a service club which engages seniors socially while providing a vehicle for them to make charitable contributions in the form of collections of goods and crafting of needed items.

    The club partners with reputable established charities and corporate charitable foundations which eliminates the necessity of becoming a 501c3. Some of our partners are Caruso Cares, Operation Gratitude, My Stuff Bags, Happy Trails for Kids, and the Calabasas Sherriff Station as well as the LAPD Topanga Station.

    The Calabasas community at large has become engaged with the movement and the feel-good feeling is permeating not only our city but the surrounding communities. Girl Scout troops, realtors, high schoolers to name a few are participating with seniors. Carol and her husband are long-term residents of Calabasas and luckily her children and grandchildren all live here. Her master’s degree in marketing from NYU and, 30 years’ experience in founding and operating a marketing research company in Calabasas have contributed to the success of her endeavors.

    Jenna Hauss (Moderator)

    President and CEO

    ONEgeneration

    Jenna Hauss has spent the past 15 years working with older adults, and is dedicated to the continued growth of enhancing community-based services to best meet the demands of a growing population. Jenna has worked as a Social Worker and leader through a variety of clinical and community based settings. In 2018, Jenna became the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Community Based Services, supporting the executive leadership in their strategic vision and grant development opportunities throughout ONEgeneration. Her most recent transition to President and CEO comes with extensive history at ONEgeneration, allowing for a full –comprehensive understanding of the direction and growth opportunities that lay ahead, concentrating around supporting our most vulnerable communities. Jenna currently serves on the Accreditation board for the National Council on Aging and is the representative of California for the statewide leadership collaborative with the National Institute of Senior Centers.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Professionals in the aging and disability networks often look for new partnerships and methods to expand their outreach and impact. In this webinar, we’re featuring two of your peers who will talk about innovative practices they’re employing to reach older adults and persons with disabilities (and that you can replicate in your community!).

    Professionals in the aging and disability networks often look for new partnerships and methods to expand their outreach and impact. In this webinar, we’re featuring two of your peers who will talk about innovative practices they’re employing  to reach older adults and persons with disabilities (and that you can replicate in your community!).

    • Candace (Young) Nakamoto is the MIPPA Director and Volunteer Coordinator within Hawaii’s Executive Office on Aging, which has utilized a range of creative approaches to conduct multi-lingual outreach to Medicare beneficiaries, including launching a TikTok channel and a “Project Grad 65” program to educate those aging into Medicare.
    • Dianne Stone is Associate Director, Network Development and Engagement at the National Council on Aging and leads the Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center, an effort funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living to equip senior centers with the capacity, tools, and resources necessary to develop and implement programs and services that meet the current and future needs of diverse older adults.

    This webinar will be recorded and made publicly available following the event.

    Candace Young

    Program Specialist IV (Hawaii SHIP Volunteer Coordinator)

    State Health Insurance Assistance Program

    Candace Nakamoto is the current Volunteer Coordinator for the Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program (Hawaii SHIP) and has worked with the program for over 2 years. She started as a volunteer with the Hawaii Senior Medicare Patrol (Hawaii SMP), then completed her practicum with Hawaii SHIP on the road to earning her master’s degree in Social Work (with a specialization in Gerontology) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Candace continues to assist and support Hawaii’s Kupuna through advocacy, outreach, and education.

    Dianne Stone

    Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC

    National Council on Aging

    Dianne Stone has more than 20 years of experience with senior centers and aging issues, primarily as the Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in Newington, Connecticut. Stone has also worked, volunteered, and held leadership positions with a variety of organizations in Connecticut, including Connecticut AgeWell Collaborative, the ADA Coalition of Connecticut, Connecticut Medicaid Oversight Council, and the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity. She joined NCOA in January 2022, as a member of the Center for Healthy Aging, where she is primarily focused on supporting senior centers throughout the country through the ACL-funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    This webinar help you gain a better understanding of the application review criteria and external review process. You'll be given tips on how to perform your own internal or mock review to ensure: 1) adherence to grant application requirements and, 2) responsiveness to review criteria.

    Are you new to the grant writing process or want some tips on putting together a winning application? Have you submitted applications in previous years and wondered what the review process was like? This webinar help you gain a better understanding of the application review criteria and external review process. You'll be given tips on how to perform your own internal or mock review to ensure: 1) adherence to grant application requirements and, 2) responsiveness to review criteria.

    IMPORTANT: This webinar will provide general information and tips on grant writing. It will not address specific questions about the recently posted CDSME and Falls Prevention FOAs. If you have specific questions about these FOAs, please attend one of ACL's informational webinars. More information is located within the full announcement on ACL's grants announcement page: Open Opportunities | ACL Administration for Community Living

    Susan Stiles

    Senior Director, Healthy Aging Innovations

    National Council on Aging

    Susan Stiles, PhD, provides leadership in the design and development of consumer products that inspire, educate, and activate older adults. She’s been instrumental in bringing the Aging Mastery Program® to market and scaling it nationwide via strategic alliances and business partnerships. Stiles has 20+ years of experience in design thinking, multimedia, strategic communications, and management consulting.

    Cheryl A. Townsel, S.M., GPC

    President/CEO

    Townsel Consulting, LLC

    Cheryl Townsel, S.M., GPC, of Townsel Consulting, LLC is a seasoned not-for-profit management professional with over two decades of grant professional experience. Her grant professional consulting services include: grant readiness assessment and preparation, grant prospecting and opportunity vetting, proposal management and grant writing, grant training and coaching. Having served as a contracted external grant reviewer for several federal granting agencies (i.e., Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Cheryl’s expert “pre-submission” mock review services have resulted in over $10M in federal grant awards for consulting clients.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2022

    Join NCOA as we hear from experts from the U.S. Census Bureau as we explore visualization tools to ensure that all older adults and adults with disabilities are counted.

    Webinar Description

    Since 2019, NCOA has partnered in various capacities with the U.S. Census Bureau, to ensure that all older adults and adults with disabilities are counted. Our partnership has included messaging, outreach, and toolkits built specifically to inform the aging network on how to fairly and accurately participate in the U.S. Census. This virtual training continues our partnership and the importance of data.  Census subject matter experts will provide an overview of Census data tools that contribute to a more holistic picture of how individuals are aging in the U.S. Hosted by NCOA’s Equity in Aging Collaborative, subject matter experts from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss demographics related to older adults, to include: household composition of grandparents living with and responsible for their grandchildren; and data sets within the intersecting topics of aging, disability and poverty. Statistics like these inform researchers, educators, advocates, and policy makers, and can help us work together to prepare for demographic shifts among older adults in the coming decade. The webinar will conclude with a brief demonstration on how to access data tables using data.census.gov and Q&A.

    Agenda

    Moderator: Vivian Nava-Schellinger, JD

    Introduction: NCOA and Roberto Ramirez, Assistant Division Chief for Special Population Statistics, Population Division

    Demographics presentation: Zoe Caplan, Senior Demographic Statistician, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division

    Data demonstration: Tyson Weister, Survey Statistician, Dissemination Outreach Branch, Center for Enterprise Dissemination

    Q&A: Andrew Roberts, Chief, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division and C. Adam Bee, PhD, Economist, Income Statistics Branch, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division

    This webinar is provided by:

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    Roberto Ramirez

    Assistant Division Chief for Special Population Statistics, Population Division

    U.S. Census Bureau

    Roberto R. Ramirez is assistant division chief of Special Population Statistics in the Census Bureau’s Population Division. During his 20 years at the U.S. Census Bureau, Ramirez has studied Hispanic and other minority ethnic and racial population groups, and published reports based on related data from the Current Population Survey, the American Community Survey, and the 2000, 2010 and 2020 Censuses. Ramirez presented key Census Bureau findings about the Hispanic population to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and during numerous radio, newspaper and TV interviews including C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" weekly program.

    Zoe Caplan

    Senior Demographic Statistician, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division

    U.S. Census Bureau

    Zoe Caplan is a survey statistician serving as a subject matter expert and senior analyst in the Sex and Age Statistics Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau. Caplan holds bachelor’s degrees in statistics and sociology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master's degrees in the same from Indiana University, as well as a certificate in project management.

    Tyson Weister

    Survey Statistician, Dissemination Outreach Branch, Center for Enterprise Dissemination

    U.S. Census Bureau

    Tyson Weister is a survey statistician on the U.S. Census Bureau's communications team for centralized data dissemination. In this role, he engages data users and helps them navigate <data.census.gov>, Microdata Access, and the application programming interface (API). Weister holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and public affairs from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University. 

    Andrew Roberts

    Chief, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division

    U.S. Census Bureau

    Andrew Roberts is the chief of the Sex and Age Statistics Branch in the Population Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and earned certificates in data science and project management from Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University, respectively. In addition to subject matter expertise on sex, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity, he has expertise on survey operations, survey methodology, and data analysis.

    C. Adam Bee, PhD

    Economist, Income Statistics Branch, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division.

    U.S. Census Bureau

    Adam Bee is an economist in the Income Statistics Branch in the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, where he has been since he completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame in 2011. His 2017 paper with Josh Mitchell titled, "Do Older Americans Have More Income Than We Think?" found evidence of substantial underreporting of retirement income in household surveys.

    Vivian Nava-Schellinger, JD (Moderator)

    Director, Community Partnerships & Network Activation

    National Council on Aging

    Vivian Nava-Schellinger, a proud Tejana, born and raised along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, attended and graduated from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) all her life.  Nava-Schellinger, graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Legal Reasoning, a Master’s of Science in National Security Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, in Phoenix, Arizona.  Previously, Nava-Schellinger, worked in higher education advocating for access to educational opportunities for underrepresented populations while directing admissions at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. 

    Nava-Schellinger, has utilized her legal training to efficiently and successfully merge business strategy, development, organizational management, and health policy to ensure that all communities have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare, economic security, and daily lives. Before her tenure at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Nava-Schellinger, worked in partnership and fund development within the non-profit sector for an organization aimed at reaching the hard-to-reach and connecting them to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, Nava-Schellinger worked in the private sector on the development and design of large-scale reimbursement patient assistance programs for low-income adults. At NCOA, she leads the organization’s ecosystem of national and community partnerships, external engagement of NCOA’s policy priorities with partners, and programming focused on vulnerable populations of older adults with equity as a baseline principle for restoring greater health and economic security for all.

    Vivian resides in Washington, DC with her husband Jake, and their two rescue dogs (Fernando and Phil-Chepito).

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2022

    This webinar will help attendees to: • Understand the behaviors and preferences of older adults attending congregate nutrition sites. • Understand ways to keep congregate participants coming back. • Apply learned techniques to increase congregate and other program participation.

    Join ACL’s Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP) and the National Council on Aging for a webinar on how to retain congregate meal program participants. Participation in congregate meal programs has steadily declined – due to the COVID-19 pandemic and participants “aging out” among other factors – but these programs have never been more important.  This webinar will help attendees to:

    • Understand the behaviors and preferences of older adults attending congregate nutrition sites.
    • Understand ways to keep congregate participants coming back.
    • Apply learned techniques to increase congregate and other program participation.

    Dianne Stone

    Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC

    National Council on Aging

    Dianne Stone has more than 20 years of experience with senior centers and aging issues, primarily as the Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in Newington, Connecticut. Stone has also worked, volunteered, and held leadership positions with a variety of organizations in Connecticut, including Connecticut AgeWell Collaborative, the ADA Coalition of Connecticut, Connecticut Medicaid Oversight Council, and the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity. She joined NCOA in January 2022, as a member of the Center for Healthy Aging, where she is primarily focused on supporting senior centers throughout the country through the ACL-funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC. 

    Kathy Wilson-Gold, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

    Nutrition Contractor

    Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living

    Kathy Wilson-Gold is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 30 years of experience in business and industry-leading executive teams to deliver innovative solutions for healthcare, education, and senior nutrition. She currently serves as a Nutrition Contractor specializing in business acumen for the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs in the Administration for Community Living.

    Her career highlights include 18 years at the Campbell Soup Company and employment at Abbott Laboratories and US Foodservice. A familiar face in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she has held numerous national and state offices. She is currently Chair of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger Board of Directors and has served locally on the board of Edmond Mobile Meals.

    Stacy Dye

    SVP/GM, Insights and Analytics

    RDI Sightline

    Stacy works with organizations across the United States to leverage the power of research and insights to fuel consumer knowledge and business growth. During her 20+ years in research, she has worked with clients across a broad range of industries to drive understanding, acceptance, and ultimately usage of research as a tool to improve the lives of consumers. Stacy has worked on multiple large-scale projects related to the customer journey of the senior population and specifically how their lives can be enhanced and improved by removing barriers to product and service usage.

    Jennifer Steele

    Chief Executive Officer, Meals on Wheels Southwest OH & Northern KY

    Meals on Wheels

    Jennifer Steele is the CEO of Meals on Wheels Southwest OH & Northern KY, a nonprofit that delivers essential services allowing seniors to remain healthy, happy, and independent in their homes. She has over 15 years of diverse experience in inventive and inclusive leadership positions in the nonprofit sector. Over the last few years, Jennifer has led her organization through transformative change, through a strategic merger with Cincinnati Area Senior Services. The innovative nonprofit leadership by Jennifer has provided major community impact and successfully resulted in a $4 million grant from McKenzie Scott, which will help Jennifer and her team tackle the “Crisis on Aging” in Greater Cincinnati with creative long-term solutions.

    Jeff Klein, FACHE

    President/CEO

    Nevada Senior Services

    Jeff Klein has extensive experience in health care management, consulting, and strategic planning for hospitals, community-based services and aging networks.  He is currently the President/CEO of Nevada Senior Services Inc. operating adult day health care centers, caregiver support services, in home respite, home modifications and geriatric assessment clinic and wellness programs. A trusted not-for-profit organization, is Nevada Senior Services is the Aging and Disability Resource Center serving the majority of southern Nevada’s 2 million residents.  Nevada Senior Services was recognized by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Leadership in Caregiving (2016).  As a consultant, Mr. Klein has been a founder and Principal of Altila Associates conducting and supervising extensive engagements for hospitals, medical groups and academic centers.  Specialty areas of consultation included strategic planning, feasibility analysis, financial structuring, project financing, and implementation of innovative inpatient and programs in geriatrics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, chronic disease care and disease state management.  While President and CEO of Premier Hospitals Alliance of New York, he structured cost containment, purchasing and revenue enhancement programs for a consortium of six teaching hospitals with over 5,500 beds.  He was CEO of CRCA, an international consulting and management firm.  CRCA conducted over 180 engagements.  An innovative health care executive, Mr. Klein was responsible for the development of the Center for Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Medicine at Daniel Freeman Medical Center, a 606 bed UCLA teaching affiliate.  This facility was twice recognized as the “Outstanding Rehabilitation Facility in the Nation” by the National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.  As Corporate Vice President at Daniel Freeman Medical Center, he was responsible for clinical operating divisions, marketing, planning, diversification and business development.  

    Mr. Klein holds an MBA from Temple University, Philadelphia. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives. He has chaired the Nevada Commission on Aging Legislative Subcommittee and is an active member of the public policy committees of the American Society on Aging and is Board Vice Chair of NANASP.

    Mary Jo McKay, MBA

    Nutrition and Wellness Manager

    Aging Services Department, Hillsborough County, Florida

    Mary Jo McKay has a MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BS in Management from the University of Florida. She currently oversees Hillsborough County Aging Services’ 7 senior centers, 15 dining centers, home delivered meals program, and volunteer management team. She has worked in the field of Aging for 27 years. She is a Florida Association of Senior Centers regional representative, Florida Association of Aging Service Providers board member and co-founder and board member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship. She is the proud wife of Pastor Kenneth McKay and mother of two beautiful young ladies, Kendra and Kristen.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of the application process and program requirements, including understanding the difference between permissive and mandatory language. You'll learn techniques to prioritize proposal components and schedule a proposal work plan/assignment timeline (e.g., letters of support). You'll also receive tips on how to manage the development of proposal with a small team.

    Are you new to the grant writing process or want some tips on putting together a winning application? This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of the application process and program requirements, including understanding the difference between permissive and mandatory language. You'll learn techniques to prioritize proposal components and schedule a proposal work plan/assignment timeline (e.g., letters of support). You'll also receive tips on how to manage the development of proposal with a small team.

    IMPORTANT: This webinar will provide general information and tips on grant writing. It will not address specific questions about the recently posted CDSME and Falls Prevention FOAs. If you have specific questions about these FOAs, please attend one of ACL's informational webinars. More information is located within the full announcement on ACL's grants announcement page: Open Opportunities | ACL Administration for Community Living

    Susan Stiles

    Senior Director, Healthy Aging Innovations

    National Council on Aging

    Susan Stiles, PhD, provides leadership in the design and development of consumer products that inspire, educate, and activate older adults. She’s been instrumental in bringing the Aging Mastery Program® to market and scaling it nationwide via strategic alliances and business partnerships. Stiles has 20+ years of experience in design thinking, multimedia, strategic communications, and management consulting.

    Cheryl A. Townsel, S.M., GPC

    President/CEO

    Townsel Consulting, LLC

    Cheryl Townsel, S.M., GPC, of Townsel Consulting, LLC is a seasoned not-for-profit management professional with over two decades of grant professional experience. Her grant professional consulting services include: grant readiness assessment and preparation, grant prospecting and opportunity vetting, proposal management and grant writing, grant training and coaching. Having served as a contracted external grant reviewer for several federal granting agencies (i.e., Health Resources and Services Administration, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Cheryl’s expert “pre-submission” mock review services have resulted in over $10M in federal grant awards for consulting clients.