2015 Policy Forum Invited Speakers

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