Opening and Welcome
Freeman Hrabowski II
President of UMBC and founder of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, Dr. Hrabowski is a nationally recognized leader who has consulted on science and math education with national agencies, universities, and school systems. He has chaired prominent committees on minority education and has been honored by organizations like TIME and U.S. News & World Report.
State of the Evidence
Dr. Grabowski is a professor in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His award-winning research examines the economics of aging with a particular interest in the areas of long-term care and post-acute care. In 2020, Dr. Grabowski’s research found that race and location were related to COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, while Five-Star Rating was not.
State of the Field
Marvell Adams, Jr.
Adams is Chief Operating Officer for The Kendal Corporation, a large not-for-profit senior living organization. Adams, a licensed nursing home administrator, earned a master’s degree from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill, and serves as a regular guest speaker there, at Cornell University, and Penn State. He has been a sur-veyor for the CARF accrediting body for retirement communities and serves on the Board of Leading Age.
PALTC Patients and Residents
Robyn Grant, Consumer Voice
Maurice Miller, a nursing home resident
Anne Montgomery, Altarum Institute
Aletta Brinson, a family member and volunteer
Kelly Richards, IL LTC Ombudsman
Audrey Wathen, New Jewish Home, NY
Lori Porter, NAHCA
Janet Coffman, University of California, San Francisco
Faith Wiggins, 1199SEIU Funds
Angel Jackson, Coronado Health Care Center, Phoenix AZ
Leadership in PALTC
Hugo Pizarro, ArchCare
Shennoy Wellington, Green Hills Health
Robyn Stone, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston
Deke Cateau, A.G. Rhodes
Barbara McFadden, McFadden & Associates Healthcare Consultants
Arlene Bierman, AHRQ
Bierman leads the work of the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A general internist, geriatrician, and health services researcher, her work has focused on improving access, quality, and outcomes of health care for older adults with chronic illness in disadvantaged populations.