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This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

Recorded: 05/05/2020

Jennifer Tripken (Moderator)

Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging

National Council on Aging

Dr. Jennifer L. Tripken is an Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging. In this role, Jennifer supports 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. Prior to joining NCOA, Jennifer worked for eight years as a university professor in Health Education and Promotion. Before that, Jennifer spent six years as a middle and high school Health Education teacher in New York. 

Jennifer earned her Ed.D. in Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, her M.Ed. in Health Education at Boston University, and her B.S. in Athletic Training at Pennsylvania State University.

Dianne Davis

Vice President, Community Wellness

Partners in Care Foundation

Dianne oversees Partners’ evidence-based, community wellness programs, which help people to better manage their chronic illness through goal setting, healthy eating, and exercise. Dianne majored in Dance undergraduate and then pursued a Master’s in Public Health. She worked in managed care contracting for 15 years where she developed an interest in population health. As a qualified yoga teacher, she is Partners’ most flexible member of staff.

“I came to Partners’ after seeing June Simmons give a presentation about the critical work of community-based care providers and the importance of building sustainable networks of care. Having spent many years seeing the benefits of physician networks, I was really inspired by her words.

Christy Lau

Senior Director, Community Wellness

Partners in Care Foundation

Christy Lau is the Senior Director of Partners in Care Foundation’s Community Wellness Department. She began her career at Partners in February 2016 and currently directs all grant activities related to the organization’s statewide Fall Prevention initiative funded by the Administration for Community Living, as well as the organization’s contract with Cedars Sinai Medical Network.  In addition, Christy directs the administrative activities of the statewide California Healthier Living Coalition, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the National Recreation and Parks Association and the UC Riverside Design Thinking Program. Christy holds a Master of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University.

Jennifer Fortin

Fidelity and Training Manager

Healthy Living for ME

Jennifer Fortin is the Training and Fidelity Manager for Healthy Living for ME, the statewide evidence-based Coordinated network in Maine. She is a T-trainer for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education programs including Diabetes, Chronic Pain and Positive Self-management. Jennifer is a Master Trainer in A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls and trained in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis/Falls Prevention. In addition, she is a Lifestyle Coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a facilitator for the EnhanceFitness program and an ACE Certified Fitness Instructor.Jennifer resides in Augusta, ME with her husband and 3 children. She is an active member of the Augusta Age Friendly Committee, AARP Maine and Vice President of a Community Service Sorority.

Jen Paquet

Training Manager

Central Maine Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a, Spectrum Generations | Healthy Living for ME™

Jen started with Spectrum Generations in 2014 in the Adult Day and Community Support program where she focused on consumer enrollment, care coordination, and staff training and support. She joined Spectrum Generations’ Healthy Living for ME team in 2018 and in her current role supports the development, delivery, and coordination of the evidence-based provider network in Maine.

Jen is a Master Trainer for A Matter of Balance and the Chronic Disease Self-Management series, including Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Positive self-management, and Building Better Caregiver programs. Jen also leads Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and is a training provider for the American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED programs.

Jen lives in Burnham, Maine, and in her free time enjoys cooking, kayaking, and exploring Maine’s many hidden treasures.

Sarah Blongian

Juniper Network Director

Juniper Network

Sarah Shepherd

Project Manager

Juniper Network


Recorded 05/05/2020
Recorded 05/05/2020