Dr. Thelma Reese, author of The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life, and also wrote The New Senior Man to satisfy the numerous requests from men who wanted their own book. She is the creator of the blog, www.ElderChicks.com, and is a retired professor of English and Education.
Pete Shrock is Co-Founder & Chief People Officer at Legacy Navigator and for the past 15 years, Pete has served as an emotional first responder in situations of grief, trauma, and crisis both locally and on a national level. His early contributions in social work led to a 10-year career as the Chief Program Officer for Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp for children. Most recently, Pete partnered with Craig Shealy and Matt Paxton to create Legacy Navigator, a full-service estate management company. Pete brings a deep understanding of the grief that accompanies death or other difficult transitions like downsizing or divorce. In 2017 Pete was named one of Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40.
Eliezer Sobel is the author of one of the first series of books designed for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients: Blue Sky, White Clouds: A Book for Memory-Challenged Adults and is also the author of numerous other books, blogs for PsychologyToday.com Eliezer is first and foremost a son: his mother is 94 and currently in her 18th year of Alzheimer’s, and his late father passed away at 93 following a Traumatic Brain Injury and subsequent dementia after falling down a stairwell. Eliezer and his wife Shari Cordon moved in with his parents that same night and have managed their care ever since.
Lynne Lancaster’s career spans the creation of two companies dedicated to bridging the generational divide. She is an award-winning keynote speaker, a teacher, trainer, writer, and frequent expert commentator in the media. Lynne is co-author of the best-seller When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. Her most recent book, The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation is Rocking the Workplace garnered a gold medal from the Axiom business book awards for its portrayal of this newest cohort.
Elizabeth A. Landsverk, M.D. is a triple board-certified Geriatrician, Internist and Palliative care physician, with extensive experience in addressing complex medical and psychosocial issues in the older individual. Her expertise is addressing complicated medical and psychological conditions, with particular emphasis in dementia and agitation, helping her to improve systems of care for the most challenging patients.
Ira Pastor is the Chief Executive Officer of Bioquark Inc., a life sciences company, a company involved in the regeneration and repair of human organs and tissues. Ira has over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors of the pharmaceutical industry including pharmaceutical commercialization, biotech drug development, managed care. He also sits on the Board of various companies focused on regenerative healthcare interventions and is a member of the Executive Council of the World Academy of Medical Science.