Dave Wiederrich is the CEO and Co-Founder of MemoryCafeDirectory.com
Memory Cafe Directory is a centralized, global directory of Memory Cafes. Currently with listings in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K., there are over 800 entries.
Whether you are looking for a Memory Cafe near you, or interested in raising the visibility of your Cafe, Memory Cafe Directory is for you.
He created Memory Cafe Directory after learning about the value Memory Cafes hold for individuals living with Dementia, along with their caregivers.
Dave retired from Daimler Trucks North America (formerly Freightliner.) During his 34 year career, he held leadership positions in sales, marketing, IT, and operations. In the six years before he retired, he provided Corporate Communications services for the CEO’s office.
He also creates websites for small businesses and provides business coaching services.
Melanie McMillion, MS, LMHC
She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1991 and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 1993.
Melanie has been licensed in the state of Florida – MH4402 since 1997 and has 20+years of clinical experience working in the hospice, palliative care, and bereavement fields. Through her work, she has extensive experience assisting persons with chronic and terminal health issues, caregiver stressors, and grief and bereavement. Melanie is a State Certified Clinical Supervisor and provides clinical supervision for individuals pursuing licensure.
Ms. McMillon is a lecturer and workshop facilitator on the topics of grief and loss, professional ethics and boundaries, caregiver stress management, advance directives, and end of life care. Melanie lives in Coral Springs, Florida with her husband and two children.
Steven A. Bailey, Founder and Managing Director, Age Safe America®
Founder/ Managing Director
Steven is driven by an incredible passion for living. His work is an extension of his life. After an extensive 30+ year entrepreneurial career in marketing and technology, Steven is known as a communicator and an innovator. He was a founding partner in a successful “Guerrilla” Marketing Consulting firm. Turned his passion for Travel and Adventure into a nationally distributed college Magazine and Website. He launched a Video Production Company to push the boundary of interactive Multimedia Marketing. Served as VP of Business Development for a cutting edge Streaming Media Technology start-up (pre-YouTube) acquired by an international provider. Developed an Interactive Online University and Integrated Marketing Specialist (IMS) certification for a North American real estate publishing franchise.
In 2010 Steven joined the senior services industry to build and manage a National Network of content driven Senior Resource Websites dedicated to empowering seniors and caregivers. In the summer of 2015 Steven launched Age Safe® America and began to build a team. The mission was to help Prevent Falls and their associated costs. Steven is a hands-on Managing Director with responsibility to oversee all company activities. As an entrepreneur, consultant, writer and speaker, Steven has proven himself to be a dynamic and creative leader, coach and mentor. Steven is a motivator who uniquely excites others to move outside the box of self-imposed roles, rules and limitations. Steven is an admitted beach bum, recovering workaholic, loving husband and father.
Jack Tatar is owner of People Tested Media.
He is the author of numerous books including “Safe4Retirement: The Four Keys to Your Safe Retirement”, “Having the Talk: The Four Keys to Your Parents’ Safe Retirement”, and the best-selling “Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond”.
Jack spent nearly three decades in the financial services industry and is the owner of GEM Research Solutions, a market research firm focused on the financial industry.
Jack has written on retirement for numerous publications including Marketwatch, USA Today and About.com. Jack lives in New Jersey with his wife, Maude.
Matt Gurwell is the founder & CEO of Keeping Us Safe, LLC.
He currently lectures throughout the United States on topics related to the aging process and its adverse affects on driving skills.
As founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe, Matt’s mission is to provide strategies and guidance to seniors that will help them to continue driving safely until the decision is made to retire from their driving career. He also provides an excellent array of services and resources for both families and professionals as they deal with this very sensitive issue.
Matt retired from a very distinguished and successful 24-year career as an Assistant District Commander with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in the spring of 2005. After leaving the Patrol, Matt has participated in a tremendous amount of work in the area of older driver research, best practices, current vehicle safety technologies, and adaptive equipment.
Matt’s creative, innovative and common sense approach, combined with his uncanny ability to bring calm and resolve to stressful situations without ever jeopardizing the dignity of others, has contributed greatly to the success of Keeping Us Safe’s programs.
Toula Wootan Nationally Recognized Caregiving Expert, Author and Host of Toula’s Tips for Caregivers.
Toula Wootan is a nationally-recognized caregiver advocate and host of Toula’s Tips For Caregivers. Toula is a dynamic pioneer, dedicated to the mission of “caring for the caregiver” and is in the forefront of helping caregivers nationwide.
Since 2010, Toula’s weekly radio show, “Toula’s Tips for Caregivers” has offered advice to caregivers. Her guests include respected national speakers and authors, business professionals, managers of local, state and federal programs, and spiritual leaders. These guests educate and entertain her audience. In Toula’s keynote addresses, workshops, and seminars, her soothing style provides comfort, care, and sound advice to every caregiver and their families.
Kitty Preziosi is a Senior Organization Development Consultant, Executive Coach
Community Leader, Author and Advocate for Positive Aging
Kitty Preziosi’s accomplished expertise comes from 30 years of “rolling up her sleeves and getting it done” everywhere she works. Her superb craftsmanship in Organization Development innovation comes from working experience with some of the world’s most successful organizations. Kitty excels in designing and implementing new management and leadership practices, employee management systems, and re-designing work processes. She is also a community leader, author and advocate for Positive Aging.
Kitty received her M. A. degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a B. S. degree from Auburn University.
Johann Ilgenfritz, founder and CEO of the UK Health Radio Network
Johann Ilgenfritz attained his Master in Photography in Germany, working successfully as a Fashion Photographer for almost 20 years in Hamburg and London. His life changed drastically in 2011 when he had a heart attack and six month later was diagnosed with cancer.
After unsuccessful radiotherapy he was left to find other survival options which he did. During his search for a cure he turned to the internet, soon realizing that there was no one central point where you could turn or get heath information, regardless of what your health issue are. He decided on creating just such a platform and six weeks later, launched the beta version of UK Health Radio, still fighting cancer at the time.
Through Nutritional and Lifestyle changes he finally beat cancer and since then has been named “The Curator of Health Expertise” by the press. His mantra is “Good health is a choice”! He went from believing that cancer was the cause of his illness to realizing that cancer was only a symptom of an already sick body. He knew if he could change the cause he would change the effect. Through his vision, UK Health Radio has attained a very clear purpose, this is to inform and animate people to take responsibility for their own health. This does not mean taking your health into your own hands, but to be part of the process of attaining and/ or keeping your health freedom. It is all about being informed, being empowered and being healthy!
UK Health Radio has the most in-depth information on the widest range of health and wellness topics – available anywhere today. All aspects of health and wellness, fitness, diet and nutrition, illness prevention and environment issues. UK Health Radio presents it’s information through 27 presenters, doing 32 shows that air 24/7, with 300 000 and growing, very dedicated listeners. There is a Listen on Demand section, the enormously popular digital monthly health & wellness magazine called Health Triangle Magazine. The latest edition to the UK Health Radio website is called Wiki Health which is exactly what the name says it is, a wikipedia for health.
Johann lives in London with his wife and two sons.
Mike Quirk Publisher, Seniors Blue Book. Chicago, Southland, Will & NW Indiana Chicago North/West Suburban & DuPage County.
Mike has been in the Healthcare World for over 18 years .Served as President and owner of Home Instead Senior Care , A non-Medical Franchise in The Chicagoland Market for 12 years , Publisher of the Seniors Blue Book in Chicago for the last 5 years, www.seniorsbluebook.com Current State Vice President of Illinois Continuity of Care – www.il-coc.org . Former Chapter President of South Suburban , Currently Treasurer of the South Suburban and South Chicago Chapters of COC . Chairperson for Three Years for the Orland Park , Illinois Alzheimer’s Walk , where we have raised over $400,000 for the Fight to end Alzheimer’s Disease.
Elizabeth Miller is the CEO and Founder of Happy Healthy Caregiver
Elizabeth Miller is a wife, mother, full-time employee, family caregiver and Certified Caregiving Consultant. She obtained in B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University and has worked in IT software development for over 17 years.
Elizabeth’s personal experiences caring for aging parents with chronic and terminal illnesses as well as caring for a sibling with developmental disabilities inspired her to create Happy Healthy Caregiver in 2015. Through her consulting services, resources and online community, Elizabeth helps family caregivers integrate caregiving with their busy lives.
Elizabeth has been a presenter at the 2016 and 2017 National Caregiving Conferences. Her story has also been featured in Woman’s Day and the Marietta Daily Journal. She is also the host of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast on the Whole Care Network, a freelance writer, and facilitates an Atlanta support group for family caregivers called the Atlanta Daughterhood Circle.
Dr. Oscar E. Rodriguez, President and Chief Medical Officer of Reassure Analytic®, Inc.
Dr. Oscar Rodriguez is a passionate educator and innovator. In January of 2015 he co-founded Reassure Analytic®, Inc. a company dedicated to using technology, data, analysis and education to empower people to get and stay healthy and make the most of their healthcare. As the President and Chief Medical Officer of Reassure Analytic®, Inc. and inspired by the gaps in the healthcare he experienced when caring for his mother through 2 hip surgeries, a knee surgery and a heart attack, Dr. Rodriguez launchedCare|Mind®, the first and only Fitbit® compatible iOS app, designed to alert caregivers to changes in the sleep, activity, heart rate, and medications of their loved ones that could prove detrimental to their health, safety and wellbeing. Believing that properly informing caregivers with actionable information is one of the best ways to keep our older loved ones safe, healthy and happy, Dr. Rodriguez regularly posts articles and information about clinical issues important to caregivers on the Resources page on CareMindApp.com, the @CareMind on Facebook page and @Re_Analytics on Twitter.
Kari Henley, Founder and CEO of Age Without Borders
Age Without Borders is building a movement in redefining aging as a commitment to never stop growing. We curate thought leaders, luminaries and experts in all aspects of proactive aging to educate, connect, inspire and implement change. We offer consulting services to increase your exposure in the aging industry, elevate your message using virtual tools and offer unique educational training programs for your staff. We feature global and multi-generational thought leaders on topics of vital interest to the 50+ market, including caregiving, finance, retirement, travel, relationships and health. Our virtual summits have been viewed by tens of thousands from over 73 countries.
Age Without Borders’ multi-generational and international team is redefining education as we age. We believe digital content is the #1 trend of our time, and does not have an age limit
For over 25 years, Kari has been a social entrepreneur, with decades of experience in startups, virtual content development, international tele-seminars, as well as private consulting to bring out the best in thought leaders. Kari has a Masters degree in psychology, masters coursework in Organizational leadership, and is passionate about serving on the leading age of revolutionizing our global perspectives on ending ageism and maximizing longevity. Kari served as a contributor to the Huffington Post from 2006-2014, and several pieces were republished in professional periodicals. She has appeared on local TV, Dateline NBC, PBS “This Emotional Life,” and was featured in an Amazon #1 bestselling anthology.