Founding Members

Founding Members

Northeast

Rev. Cynthia Abrams
Director, Health and Wholeness
United Methodist Church
Washington, DC
Rev. Dauba Adams
Providence United Methodist Church
Monrovia, MD
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D. Min.
Founder
Jewish Sacred Aging Project
Cherry Hill, NJ
Rev. Martin Ankrum
Senior Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
Greensburg, PA
Leigh Bach
Campus Director
Redstone Highlands
North Huntingdon, PA
Pastor Wesley Berkebile
Center Hill Church of the Brethren
Kittannig, PA
Rev. Leslie Boone
Volunteer
Hospice
Irwin, PA
Rev. Nicole Brodeur
Associate Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
Greensburg, PA
Bonnie Prisk Caripolti
Juniper Village at Forest Hills
Pittsburgh, PA
Rev. Don Carlin
Chaplain
Hospice
Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Marie Carpenter
Director of Eldercare Ministries
American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island
Exeter, RI
Rev. Ada Criscione
Universal Life Church Ministry
Edgewater, NJ
Mike Curren
Senior Vice President
Cure Alzheimer's Fund
Wellesley, MA
Deacon Drew DeCrease
Hospice Chaplain
Senior Independence
North Huntingdon, PA
Rev. Dr. Lisa Dormire
Director of Fund Development
Redstone Highlands
Greensburg, PA
Dr. Darrell J. Gaskin
Deputy Director
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities
Baltimore, MD
Rabbi Steven M. Glazer, D.H.L.; D.D. (hon)
Principal
Glazer Consulting
Rockville, MD
Rev. Nancy H. Hardin
Chaplain
Mercy McAuley Center, Mercy Memorial Hospital
Urbana, OH
Pastor John Heller
Director of Spiritual Care
Lutheran Care Center at Concord Village
Poughkeepsie, NY
Rev. Bobbie Hinline
Chaplain
Redstone Highlands
Greensburg, PA
Rabbi Shimon Hirschhorn, FIPA, MS, MA
Director of Religious Services
The Hebrew Home of Riverdale
New York, NY
Rev. Bruce Keen
Pastor
Luxor United Methodist Church
Luxor, PA
Rev. Richard W. Krug
Pastor
St. John's Lutheran Church
North Versailles, PA
Lois Lutz
Former Director
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
Pittsburgh, PA
Rev. Brian McCaffrey
Chaplain
LutheranCare
Clinton, NY
Rev. Scott R. McCormick
Retired Methodist Clergy
Uniontown, PA
Rabbi James Michaels, D. Min. BCC
Rockville, MD
Dr. John C. Morgan
Ethics Professor
Albright College
Reading, PA
Rev. Dr. Richard L. Morgan
Alzheimer's Support Group Facilitator
Redstone Highlands and Irwin Community Center
North Huntingdon, PA
Rev. Bruce Mounts
Pastor
Amity Presbyterian Church
Dravosburg, PA
Sister Mary Lou Palas
Seton Hill Sisters of Charity
Greensburg, PA
Rev. Bill Paul
Former Pastor & Director of Missions at Pittsburgh Presbytery
Cranberry, PA
Rabbi Joseph Polak
Director Emeritus
The Florence Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University
Boston, MA
George Schaefer
Society of Friends
Arch Street Friends Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
Anna Sever
North Huntingdon, PA
Rev. Becca Siddle
Chaplain
Redstone Highlands
Murrysville, PA
Brenda Sobota
Director of Volunteers
Redstone Highlands
Greensburg, PA
Barb Stephens, MPH
Co-facilitator, AD Suport Group
Redstone Highlands
Irwin, PA
Rev. Sharon Stewart
Pastor
Crafton Presbyterian Church
Crafton, PA
Max Wallack
Research Intern
Dept. of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine
Natick, MA
Rev. Ken White
Associate Pastor for Missions
Southminster Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh, PA

Midwest

Rabbi Esther Adler
Mount Zion Temple
St. Paul, MN
Rev. Dr. Jade C. Angelica, M.Div., D.Min
Founder and Director
Healing Moments
Dubuque, IA
Rev. Thomas Brackbill
Pastor
First Presbyterian Church of Alma
Alma, MI
Chaplain Rebecca Ebb-Speese
Director of Pastoral Care
Maple Creek
Grand Rapids, MI
Richard L. Haid, Ph.D., PCC
Adult Mentor
Hamilton, OH
Christopher Henderson-Johns
Anderson Hills United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, OH
Nicole Henderson-Johns
Batavia Faith United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, OH
Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt
President
Chicago Theological Seminary
Chicago, IL
Rev. Darrick Jackson
Minister; Educator and Treasurer
Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregration; Healing Moments
Grayslake, IL
Rabbi Cary Kozberg, MAHL, DD, BCC
Director of Spiritual Life
Wexner Heritage Village
Columbus, OH
Rev. James Ludwick
Pastor/Hospice Chaplain
Otterbeing Senior Living Community
Lebanon, OH
Rev. John T. McFadden
Appleton Health Care Center
Appleton, WI
Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D.
Research consultant; Professor Emerita
Fox Valley Memory Project; University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh
Appleton, WI
Dr. Howard C. Morgan
Chicago, IL
Ann Napoletan
Moderator
USAgainstAlzheimer’s Facebook Community
Columbus, OH
Rev. Katie Norris
Executive Director
Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health
Rocky River, OH
Pastor Curtiss Seefeldt
Director of Church Relations
The Lutheran Home Association
Belle Plain, MN
Anne Simpson
St. Paul, MN

South

Rev. Judith Anna
Retired Holston Clergy
The United Methodist Church
Springtown, TX
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Temple Beth El of Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL
Rev. A.D. Baxter, MSSW
Chaplain
Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice
Knoxville, TN
Rev. Brenda Carroll
Superintendent
Chattanooga District, Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church
Chattanooga, TN
Rev. Kim Wingo Chafee
Chaplain
Sentara Hospice
Virginia Beach, VA
Rev. Von Clemans
Associate Pastor for Adult Education
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, NC
Rev. Donna Coffman
Founder
Caring Spirit
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Rev. Dr. Reginald J. Corfield
Anglican Priest
Diocese of South Carollina
Myrtle Beach, SC
Deborah D. Danner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Lexington, KY
J. Norfleete Day, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Beeson Divinity School
Birmingham, AL
Robin Dill
Director of Grace Arbor
Our Congregational Respite Program of First United Methodist Church
Lawrenceville, GA
Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake
Pastor/Head of Staff
Westminster Presbyterian
Nashville, TN
Rev. Dr. S. Miram Dunson
Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network
Commerce, GA
Rev. Dr. Charles Durham
Pastor and Head of Staff
First Presbyterian Church Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, AL
Rev. Steve Eason
Senior Minister
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, NC
Bishop David Epps
Bishop
Diocese of the Mid-South
Sharpsburg, GA
Pastor Bobby Fields
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.
Knoxville, TN
Rev. James A. Garrison, M.Div., M.A.
Staff Chaplain, Dept. of Pastoral Care
Mission Hospitals, Inc.
Asheville, NC
Rev. Dr. Michael Gemignani, Ph.D., J.D.
Episcopal Priest
League City, TX
Rev. Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.
Retired United Methodist Clergy
Gallatin, TN
Rev. Dr. Patricia Gould-Champ 
Pastor
Faith Community Baptist Church
Richmond, VA
Rev. Dr. James D. Hager, OCD, OSL, BCC, BCCC
Father Superior
The Goshen Community
Greenwood, SC
Rev. Dr. James Howell
Senior Pastor
Myers Park United Methodist Church
Charlotte, NC
Father James Hubbard
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Clifford, VA
Dr. Benjamin T. Mast, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Chaplain T.J. McGiffert, M.Div., BCC
Memory Care Chaplain
Appleton Health Care Center
Atlanta, GA
Dr. John M. Mulder, PhD.
Minister for Stewardship
Second Presbyterian Church
Louisville, KY
Chaplain Jo Nichols
Maryville, TN
Nell E. Noonan, D. Min.
Author
Durham, NC
Rev. James P. Oberle, S.S. Ph.D., S.T.L.
Spiritual Director; Professor
Holy Trinity Seminary
Irving, TX
Robin Pippin
Former Managing Editor
Upper Room Books
Nashville, TN
Rev. Linn Possell
Consultant
Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ
Orlando, FL
Daniel C. Potts, M.D., FAAN
Founder and President
Cognitive Dynamics Foundation
Tuscaloosa, AL
Rev. Amy Rollins Probst
First Farragut United Methodist Church
Knoxville, TN
Rev. Dr. William B. Randolph
Director
Office on Aging and Older Adult Ministry, at the General Board of Discipleship, United Methodist Church
Nashville, TN
Rev. Stephen Sapp
Senior Professor of Religious Studies
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Rev. David Seymour
Pastor
Evangelical Church
Newberry, SC
Rev. Barbara Shefelton, M.Div., BCC
Chaplain
Mary Immaculate Hospital
Newport News, VA
Rev. Dr. Marvin Simmers
Member
Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network and Association of Retired Ministers, Spouses, or Survivors of the Presbyterian Church, USA
Avondale, GA
Rev. Dr. Harry C. Simmons, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Religion and Aging
Union Presbyterian Seminary
Richmond, VA
Rev. Dr. Wesley F. Stevens
Chaplain
Holly Hall Retirement Community
Houston, TX
Jane Marie Thibault, Ph.D.
Clinical Gerontologist
Prospect, KY
Bishop Philip E.P. Weeks
Bishop
The Charismatic Episcopal Church
Lynchburg, VA
Rev. Désirée Youngblood
Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network
Paris, KY

West

Mobed Maneck Bhujwala
Chair
Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council
Huntington Beach, CA
Chaplain Richard Brandt, M.Div.
Grief/Share Ministry
Saddleback Church
Anaheim, CA
Rita Bresnahan, MSW, Ph.D.
Seattle, WA
Rabbi Susan Conforti
Lead Chaplain
Hoag Hospital, Department of Pastoral Care
Newport Beach, CA
Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D.
Consultant in Aging and Dementia
Cordula Cares
Orange County, CA
Pastor Paige Eaves
University United Methodist Church
Irvine, CA
Lynda Everman
Convener, ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s (CA2) Network
Board Member, Beating Alzheimer’s By Embracing Science
Irvine, CA
Rev. Nancy Gordon, M.Div.
Director
California Lutheran Homes Center for Spirituality and Aging
Anaheim, CA
Kirti K. Khalsa
Chief Operating Officer
Alzheimer's Research& Prevention Foundation
Tucson, AZ
Maria Khani
Women's Committee Chair
Islamic Institute of Orange County
Anaheim, CA
Rev. Donald R. Koepke, M.Div., BCC
Publications Editor
Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging, the American Society on Aging
Cerritos, CA
Rabbi Douglas J. Kohn
Congregation Emanu El
Redlands, CA
Rabbi Michael Lerner
Editor
Tikkun Magazine
Berkeley, CA
Rev. Maggie Smith
Aromatherapist
Gateway Ministry
Felton, CA
Marshall Stanek
Director of Community Relations
The Glenner Memory Care Centers
San Diego, CA
Collin Tong
Stringer; Reporter
New York Times; Crosscut News
Seattle, WA