Marypat Habermas is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Certified MTM pharmacist. She has 20 year history of older adult medication expertise and specializes with older adults, diabetes, fall risk reduction, hospital admission risk reduction and nursing home admission risk reduction. Marypat is a clinical pharmacist who works with older adults to ensure medications are safe, effective, and optimal for individual health.
Sherry Picker, MSW is has been working in Elder Care Services for 15 years. Her background includes counseling, support group facilitating, Geriatric Care Management and she currently works in Home Care at Paradise Home Health Care and All the Best (Medicare Agency). She is also a volunteer with the South Palm Beach County Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation.
Paul Hynes is a Certified Financial Planner, and after 22 years at a large Wall Street investment firm, Paul left to form HearthStone, a Private Wealth Management firm. Paul is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and the Estate Planning Councils of San Diego and North County. Paul has set up a website and blog called Senior Safe & Sound. The goals are to educate and protect seniors while helping prevent the incidence of elder financial abuse.
Gloria Dunn-Violin spent 25 years in the workplace providing services in training, coaching, and consulting in the field of Organizational Development and Behavior, and was a professional speaker through her own business: Wiser Ways to Work. She also authored a book, From Making a Living to Having a Life. Her book on the other side of that journey is, Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living.
Dr. Emilia A. Ripoll, M.D. has practiced urology and urologic oncology in the Denver metro area for more than 25 years. As an American Urological Association Foundation Scholar, Dr. Ripoll researched genetic predisposition and the role of proto-oncogenes in the development of prostate cancer. Mark B. Saunders is a writer, editor, publisher, public speaker, and 11-year prostate cancer survivor. As an “active surveillance” patient, instead of receiving traditional treatments like surgery or radiation, Mark dramatically overhauled his lifestyle, and the cancer became undetectable — and hasn’t returned since. Listen to "THE AGING BOOMERS: Prostate Cancer – A New Approach" on Spreaker.
Nadine Roberts Cornish founded The Caregiver’s Guardian, LLC in 2009. She has an extensive background in public health education and served as an independent consultant for 15 years with California’s Department of Health Services where she provided expertise on some of the state’s most innovative social marketing campaigns. Nadine’s most important role was as a 15 year caregiver to her mother. Those experiences were the catalyst for her inaugural book, “Tears In My Gumbo…The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience.”