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Leadership Council

Marlys Barry
Director of Senior Adult Ministries
St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Jane Bavineau

Vice President
Sheltering Arms Senior Services Division
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

James Booker, M.A.

Regional Director

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Adult Protective Services

Rogene Gee Calvert
Director, Outreach Strategists

Kim Campbell
Senior Manager, Customer Advocacy
TXU Energy

Lynda Collins, LMSW-ACP

Community Volunteer

Barbara Davis
Assistant Deputy Director, Intellectual Disabilities Authority Services
Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County

Jane Davis

Executive Director

Vosswood Nursing Center

Salil Deshpande, MD
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas

Janet Ikpeme
Program Manager
Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities

Patrick Leung, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Work
University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work


Chi-mei Lin, M.A., C.V.E.

Executive Director

Chinese Community Center


Barbara McGinity, LMSW

Program Director

Better Business Bureau Education Foundation

Whitney L. Mills, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness, & Safety
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Deborah Moore, MBA
Bureau Chief
Harris County Area Agency on Aging


Kelley Moseley, Dr.P.H

Professor Emeritus

Texas Woman's University


Aanand D. Naik, MD

Investigator and Chief, Education and Training Core

Houston Health Services Research and Development Center for Excellence

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine


Gary Nakamura

Community Volunteer


Linda O'Black

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of Greater Houston


Rachel Portnoy, LMSW
Resource and External Relations Specialist
Adult Protective Services

Ilana Reisz, Ph.D.




Janina Sodus
Regional Director of Community Services
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) 

Paulette W. Wagner

Community Volunteer


Paula Wehrman, RN, MHS

Independent Healthcare Consultant


Stephen L. Williams, M.Ed., M.P.A.


Department of Health and Human Services

City of Houston


Nancy L. Wilson, M.A., LMSW

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Medicine-Geriatrics

Huffington Center on Aging

HSR&D Center of Excellence Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Nyla K. Woods, M.A., C.P.A.

President and CEO

Family Services of Greater Houston

Care for Elders Staff

Josh Reynolds

Tammy Mermelstein

Elizabeth DeLozier

Administrative Coordinator

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