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The group maintains effective internal and external relationships with staff, the Board of Directors, the Public Policy Congress, committees, task forces, and LeadingAge’s state associations.
Katie Smith SloanPresident and CEO
Mia MullenAssistant to the President
Ethel (Dawson) StewartManager of Governance and Operations
Communications is responsible for overall external communications strategy and execution.
Amanda MarrVice President, Communications
Charlie VisconageDigital Content Manager
Tessa Atkinson-AdamsCommunications Associate
Deborah CloudVice President and Senior Editor
Gene Mitchell Editorial Director, LeadingAge magazine
Conferences and Expositions is responsible for development and implementation of all the organization’s member events.
Sharon SullivanVice President, Conference Services and Sales
Linda ZielinskiDirector, Conference Services
Heike SpichalManager, Conference Operations
Essie CharlesManager, Conference Services
Congressional Affairs and Housing leads the identification and advancement of public policy strategies.
Niles GodesSenior Vice President, Congressional Affairs and Housing
Marsha GreenfieldVice President, Legislative Affairs
Colleen BloomDirector, Housing Operations
Linda CouchDirector, Housing Policy and Priorities
Suman HalthoreCAST and Housing Administrator
Marsha Padilla-GoadDirector, Grassroots and Member Engagement
Corporate Partnership plays an integral role in ensuring the continuity of non-dues revenue for the organization.
Bianca HughesProgram Associate
Education delivers educational opportunities that enable aging services providers across the continuum of care to share ideas and learn from one another.
Julieta HolguinVice President, Education
Wendy GreenManaging Vice President, Leadership Development
Sharon ParverManger, Education
Kevin BradleyAssociate Director, Education
Kirsten JacobsAssociate Director, Dementia & Wellness Education
Robert LagoydaManager, Education
Meg OgeaEducation Administrator
Emily LubinEducation Associate
Human Resources and Administration manages the organization’s human resources and administrative functions, and is also responsible for managing all activities related to front-desk operations, safety, security, facilities management, logistics, procurement, and tenant relations.
Cheryldene JacksonVice President, Human Resources and Administration
Patrick HunterHuman Resources Program Administrator
Gary SnowdenManager, Building and Office Operations
Information Technology provides staff and external audiences access to quality information and technology tools.
Burt Hudson Senior Vice President, Operations and New Business Development
Keith TateTechnical Support Administrator
Susan SoelaimanApplications Developer
Simon KnightSenior Software Engineer
Mohammad AlnajadahSoftware Developer
Diane Pappafotis Director, Customer and Information Services
Shashi ChandraCustomer Information Data Analyst
Casey HayesSalesforce Administrator
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is focused on accelerating the development, evaluation, and adoption of emerging technologies that will transform the aging experience.
Majd AlwanSenior Vice President, Technology and Executive Director
Scott CodeAssociate Director
Zohra SiratProject Manager
Suman HalthoreCAST and Housing Administrator
The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) team’s mission is to create a bridge among the policy, practice and research communities to advance the development of high quality services.
Robyn StoneSenior Vice President, Research and Executive Director
Adrienne Powell RuffinDeputy Director
Natasha BryantManaging Director and Senior Research Associate
Alisha SandersManaging Director, Housing and Senior Research Associate
Taryn PattersonResearch Policy Associate
Linda HermerManaging Director, Research and Senior Research Scientist
Marketing and Creative Services operates as the internal agency for LeadingAge, working with departments to strategically market their products and services to members and beyond.
Aimee Hall Conference Marketing Specialist
Renee Green Marketing Associate
Cynthia Wokas Associate Director
Glenn Crenshaw Senior Graphic Designer and Project Manager
Nichelle Davis Manager, ValueFirst Business Development
Operations and New Business Development works to ensure that the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, governance structure, information technology, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Lea Chambers-Johnson Operations and Programs Administrator
Margaret Wanca-DanielsSenior Director of Corporate Relations and Sales
Danielle GrayManger, Exhibit and Sales Operations
Kathleen Burke Account Executive, Advertising and Business Memberships
Programs and Membership builds strong, lasting relationships among the national association, our state partners, and individual members; and helps build and maintain critical relationships with like-minded organizations.
Alishia ParkhillSenior Vice President of Programs and Membership
Lea Chambers-JohnsonOperations and Program Administrator
Public Policy works with members, state associations, and the organization’s leadership to develop and implement public policy positions for each of LeadingAge’s constituency groups and across the continuum of long-term care providers.
Cheryl PhillipsSenior Vice President, Public Policy and Health Services
Nicole FallonVice President, Health Policy and Integrated Services
Irene MercerPublic Policy Office Administrator
Marquita CrawfordPublic Policy Web and Services Coordinator
Evelyn MunleyDirector, Health Regulations and Policy
Peter NotarstefanoDirector, Home and Community-Based Services
Aaron TrippDirector, Long-Term Care Policy and Analytics
Cory KallheimVice President, Legal Affairs and Social Accountability
Jennifer HilliardDirector, Philanthropy and Legal Affairs
Barbara GayVice President, Public Policy Communications
Stephen MaagDirector, Residential Communities
State and Member Relations is the key link to State Executive/Leadership Forum collaboration with LeadingAge, and provide a vital communication and member service link among LeadingAge’s national office, its state association affiliates, and its members.
Yasemin WashingtonVice President, State & Member Relations
Leslie Knight Vice President, Member Relations
Nancy Hooks Vice President, Member Relations
Linda BloxhamVice President, Member Relations
Sherry Shultz Associate Director, State and Member Relations
Deborah PuryearMember and Data Services Coordinator
Christy KramerDirector, LeadingAge DC
IAHSA is an international network of provider organizations, businesses, researchers, individuals and government officials, with representation in over 30 countries. IAHSA’s mission is to connect and support care and service networks worldwide and to enhance the quality of life for the ageing.
Katie Smith SloanExecutive Director