|Monsignor Charles Fahey
Marie Ward Doty Professor of Aging Studies (emeritus) at Fordham University
Monsignor Charles Fahey is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and is considered by many in the field to be an expert on aging. Over the last 50 years, he has served in countless capacities as a priest, teacher, leader and advocate with a mission to meet the medical, social and economical needs of the frail and elderly. He has served as a board member and president of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the American Society on Aging and Catholic Charities USA. He also chaired the National Council on Aging and the Federal Council on Aging.
Senior Vice President of Community Impact & Healthcare Partnerships, Mercy Housing
Valerie Agostino has more than 40 years of experience in affordable housing and community development. She has been with Mercy Housing, one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations, for over 25 years. In her role as Senior Vice President of Community Impact and Healthcare Partnerships, Valerie Agostino works to increase Mercy Housing’s focus on service-enriched, affordable housing as a platform for improved health outcomes for residents. She oversees the national Resident Services Program and data collection system. She is also responsible for developing healthcare partnerships. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and completed the Achieving Excellence in Community Development Program at the Kennedy School of Government, a program of Harvard University and Neighborworks.
President, CHRISTUS Care at Home & Continuing Care
Dean Alverson has over 25 years health care experience expanding across the health care continuum ranging from Acute Care Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services and into a wide range of Post-Acute settings. He is currently the President of CHRISTUS Care at Home, which is a division of CHRISTUS Health, a health system of more than 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, with 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and 30,000 associates. Prior to joining CHRISTUS Health, he was the Chief Development Officer at Care South Health System, Senior Development Officer for the 4th largest hospice in the country, and Senior Vice President of Operations and Development of a $220 Million dollar Home Health based in Nashville, Tennessee. Dean has been instrumental in developing post-acute strategies for seniors ranging from fall prevention programs, to non-clinical and behavioral interventions that improve the quality of life for their patients and customers. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina-Aiken and his Masters in Business Administration and Public Health at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Executive Vice President, Trinity Health
John Capasso has more than 35 years of experience in health care and senior living services. As Executive Vice President of the Continuing Care Group, he provides leaderships to Trinity Health’s home care agencies and hospices, senior living communities, nursing homes and Programs for the All-inclusive Care of the Elderly. Prior to this role, he served as the president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph of the Pines Health System, a continuing care ministry in central North Carolina. Prior to joining St. Joseph of the Pines, he served in a variety of executive roles at Asbury Services, Gaithersburg, Maryland, a provider of senior living services across multiple states. Before joining Asbury, he was assistant vice president of clinical services at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has a Master of Science degree in health services administration from George Washington University; a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; and is a certified health care executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a licensed Nursing Home Administrator.
Group Vice President Lifecare & Residential Services, Holy Redeemer Health System
Robin Frankwich has worked in healthcare since 1976, initially in a specialty hospital setting and then moving into the nursing home arena and working with the elderly. She has been a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1996 and has worked in the For-Profit and the Not-for-Profit sectors. She has worked at Holy Redeemer Health System since 1999, in variety of capacities. She was a Nursing Home administrator at their site, St. Joseph Manor, a 296 bed facility. She moved into her current role several years ago and oversees the operational and strategic direction for the various sites and different levels of care within their continuum. She was on the board and various committees with the Southeastern PA chapter of Leading Age PA . She currently is Chair of the Long Term Council of the organization, Hospital Association of PA.
President, Trinity Senior Services Management
William "Bill" Healy leads Trinity Senior Services Management, the consulting arm of Trinity Health's Continuing Care Division. He pioneered the nation’s earliest home and community based service models and the Aging-in-Place movement enabling seniors to remain in their communities as their needs advance. He possesses a successful record of re-positioning challenged organizations through: integration of core corporate traditions and values; governance and management transformation; re-positioning and pricing of services; and development of strong quality and expense accountabilities. He possesses a working knowledge of all facets of the senior housing, long-term care, and post-acute industries based upon 30 years of progressive executive experience within rural, metropolitan, and midsize markets across the East, West, and Midwest. He holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor’s in Education from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD.
Administrator, Saint Joseph Living Center
Lynn Iverson received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern CT State University, her certificate in Long Term Care Administration from UCONN, and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Haven. With over 30 years of Nursing experience, and over 20 years as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Lynn has held a variety of roles in the acute care as well as long term care areas, including Director of Nursing, Administrator, VP Operations, VP Clinical Services and CEO. She is currently the Administrator of Saint Joseph Living Center, a 120 bed skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility, sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich, located in Windham CT. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Leading Age, Co-Chair of the State of CT Money Follows the Person Steering Committee, and Vice Chair of the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board of Directors. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society, and Sigma Beta Delta, National Business School Honor Society.
|Sister Julia Lanigan
President, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart
Sister Julia Lanigan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the D’Youville College in New York and her Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has served the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart for more than 20 years. She was an elected Member of the GNSH General Council, was General Treasurer, and is currently holding the position of President/General Superior. She previously served the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as the American Province Treasurer. She was a consultant to several committees including the American Sector Finance Committee, Medical Mission Sisters, Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI), and National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) or the LCWR Collaborative Viability Project; for planning, finance, leadership and eldercare. Sister Julia is also a member of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, RCRI (formerly NATRI) since its inception, and the LCWR Finance and Audit Committee.
2016 Co-Sponsor Facilitators
President & CEO, REALM
In 2008, Robin Eggert was called to start the Catholic Leaders’ Symposium to create an opportunity for diverse Catholic senior health and housing providers to gather with the hope of sharing wisdom and gaining insights to prepare and sustain their ministries for the future. She is the President and Founder of REALM, which focuses on creating client organizations’ sustainable future. She is a sought-after speaker on transformational leadership, gerontology, industry trends, and innovation. She has authored numerous senior health care articles for state, national, and international publications. She is also a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and Health and Wellness Coach.
Vice President of Member Relations, LeadingAge
For 15 years, Nancy Hooks has been a Vice President of Member Relations for LeadingAge. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives; in addition, she is certified as an Aging Services’ Professional and a Housing Occupancy Specialist. Nancy is the recipient of a U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs’ testimonial citation for her service as Co-Chair of the Seniors Commission. She has also received the Distinguished Certified Aging Services Professional Graduate Award, Award of Excellence for Advocacy from the American Association of Service Coordinators, Award of Excellence in Membership Development from LeadingAge and a Governor’s citation for authoring enacted New York State legislation.
Senior Vice President, Ziegler
Lisa McCracken’s expertise is in conducting research in the not-for-profit senior living sector, writing white papers and articles on various industry topics, and presenting research findings to providers and experts in the field. She is a seasoned lecturer, facilitator and researcher. She has served on various state, regional and national workgroups such as the LeadingAge Engaging Consumers Cabinet, the Quality First Task Force and various association Education & Planning Committees. Outside of senior living, she has extensive experience in the healthcare and public health sectors with community health improvement, community benefit and planning activities.
Senior Director, Community Benefit & Continuing Care, The Catholic Health Association of the United States
Julie Trocchio coordinates CHA activities related to community benefits and tax-exemption of not-for-profit healthcare organizations and leads the association's programs for Catholic-sponsored long-term and elder care. Before joining CHA, she was director of delivery of services at the American Health Care Association in Washington, DC, a nonprofit organization that represents long-term care facilities. Julie has nursing degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Maryland.