Bringing together advocates, providers, policymakers and stakeholders

to inform policy and create a healthy aging environment in the Bay Area














Session Speakers

Opening Remarks by SHPF Co-Chairs

- Robert Edmondson, Chief Executive Officer, On Lok

- Linda Trowbridge, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Elders’ Independence

Welcoming Remarks

-  Assemblymember Rob Bonta

-  Jose E. Corona, Director of Equity and Strategic Partnerships, The Office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Keynote Speaker

- David Saÿen, Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Region IX

Morning Plenary Session

Making an Impact: Challenges and Successes in State Public Policy

Moderator: Dion Aroner, Partner, AJE Partners and Former California Assemblymember

- Assemblymember David Chiu

- Assemblymember Marc Levine

- Assemblymember Tony Thurmond

Concurrent Breakout Sessions #1 (Choose One)

Creating and Maintaining Affordable Housing for Seniors

- Moderator: Dianna Garrett, Director of Communication and Planning, Center for Elders' Independence

- Leslie Klor, HomeShare Program Director, Episcopal Senior Communities

- Maricela Narvaez-Foster, Director, Alameda County Healthy Homes Department, Community Development Agency

- Eve Stewart, Director, Housing Development, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

LTSS Financing for the Middle Class: Searching for Solutions

- Moderator: Joanne Handy, President and Chief Executive Officer, LeadingAge California

- Susan DeMarois, State Policy Director, Alzheimer’s Association, California

- Sarah Steenhausen, Senior Policy Advisor, The SCAN Foundation 

- Dr. Nina Weiler-Harwell, PhD, Associate State Director for Advocacy, AARP California

Leveraging Community to Enable Individuals to Age in Place

- Moderator: Wendy Peterson, Director, Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County

- Mayor Ruth Atkin, City of Emeryville

- Vandana Pant, Senior Director Strategic Initiatives, Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

- Joann Sullivan, Broker, Thornwall Properties

Concurrent Breakout Sessions #2 (Choose One)

Housing Meet Services, Services Meet Housing; How Do We Make this Relationship Work?

- Moderator: Debbie Toth, Chief Executive Officer, Rehabilitation Services of Northern California

- Hannah Katch, Assistant Deputy Director, Department of Health Care Services

- Lamar Turner, MSW, Founder, ElderFocus

Building Capacity for the Future: Innovations within LTSS

Moderators: Amy Andonian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Avenidas and Sonali Parnami, Program Manager, Healthy Aging, The Health Trust

- Lori Andersen, Operations Director, Long Term Services and Supports, Santa Clara Family Health Plan

- Sandra Carlson, Senior Health Services Clinical Manager, Health Plan of San Mateo 

- Dr. Amy Scribner, PhD, Division Director, Community Living Services, Institute on Aging

- Erin Westphal, Program Officer, The SCAN Foundation 

Initiatives to Improve Access to Quality Palliative Care

- Moderator: Kate O’Malley, Senior Program Officer, California HealthCare Foundation

- J. Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA, Author, Director, Palliative Care and Nursing Programs, Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco Bay Area

- Leah Morris, RN, MPH, NP, Director of Policy & Payor Relations, Coalition for Compassionate Care

- Dr. Christine Ritchie, MD, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

Afternoon Plenary Session

A Dialogue with Local Leaders: How Do You Create Meaningful Change?

- Supervisor Wilma Chan, Alameda County Board of Supervisors

- Elizabeth Gibboney, Chief Executive Officer, Partnership HealthPlan of California

- James Ramoni, Director, Department of Aging and Adult Services, Santa Clara County


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