October 7, 2021: NISC Leadership Collaborative (LC) Meeting
The NISC Leadership Collaborative is intended to create a cohesive national senior center network organized to participate in a collaborative learning environment to share best practices, national initiatives, strategies and resources to spur innovation and to identify national senior center leaders. This initiative welcomes appointed state association leaders, network leaders, and leaders of NISC accredited centers as members of the collaborative.
Senior Director, Center for Healthy Aging
National Council on Aging
Kathleen A. Cameron has over 25 years of experience in the health care field as a pharmacist, researcher and program director focusing on all aspects of healthy aging, including falls prevention, geriatric pharmacotherapy, behavioral health, long-term services and supports, and caregiving. Ms. Cameron is currently Senior Director, Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) where she oversees the Administration on Aging-funded National Falls Prevention Resource Center and National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Resource Center. The focus of this work is to support the expansion and sustainability of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs in the community and online through collaboration with national, state, and community partners.
Ms. Cameron was previously with JBS International as director of a SAMHSA-funded technical assistance center aimed at educating the aging network, mental health providers and policy makers about behavioral health conditions among older adults. Ms. Cameron worked as a consultant to various aging and health care organizations in the Washington DC area from 2005-2014. She served as Executive Director of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation from 2000-2004. In this capacity, she was responsible for successfully directing and securing support for the Foundation's federally and privately-funded research and education programs and initiatives, which are intended to improve the health and well-being of older adults through appropriate, effective, and safe use of medications.
Ms. Cameron received her BS degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Public Health degree from Yale University. The topic of her Master’s thesis was medication use and risk of falling among community-dwelling older adults.
Senior Director, Healthy Aging Innovations
National Council on Aging
Susan Stiles is National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Senior Director of Product Development and Strategy. She has 20+ years of experience in design thinking, digital media, strategic communications, information technology, and management consulting. In her current role, she provides leadership in the design and development of consumer products that inspire, educate, and activate older adults. She’s been instrumental in bringing a new signature product, Aging Mastery®, to market and scaling it nationwide via strategic alliances and business partnerships. Prior to joining NCOA, she worked in management consulting and was also vice president of a digital media practice that specialized in websites, online learning, video, gaming, and mobile apps. She received her A.B. and Ph.D. degrees, both in literature, from Harvard University.