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Thursday, April 12 • 10:30am - 11:40am
Roundtable: Ageism in Public Policy Now Open

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In a society that puts a premium on youth and change in its popular culture, how do our assumptions and subtle biases about elders impact public policy decisions and create an environment that reinforces prejudice? At “Ageism in Public Policy,” a gerontologist and leaders in aging services will give us tools to create stronger communities through intergenerational strategies.

Moderators
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Marta Keane

CEO, JABA
Marta has been the CEO of JABA since April 2013. She has made collaboration a focus of her tenure. She spent the previous 27 years working in rehab for skilled nursing and assisted living, committed to helping seniors achieve the highest quality of life. She has been an invited p... Read More →

Speakers
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Ayn Welleford

Associate Professor and Chair, VCU Department of Gerontology
Dr. Welleford has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, and Developmental Gerontology, Geropsychology, as well as Ethical Decision Making and Human Values. As Associate Professor and Chair of VCU's Department of Gerontology, she currently works to #DisruptAgeis... Read More →

Scholars
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Denise Bonds

District Director, Thomas Jefferson Health District
Dr. Denise Bonds is the health director for the Thomas Jefferson Health District, a position she has held since 2015. She is a board certified internist with additional training in public health and women’s health.
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Chip Boyles

Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
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Jonathan Davis

President, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Jonathan Davis, FACHE, is the President of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Davis has a strong belief in community engagement, currently serving on several community boards including the Thomas Jefferson Area-United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, Charlottesville... Read More →
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Pamela Sutton-Wallace

Chief Executive Officer, University of Virginia Medical Center
Sutton-Wallace joined the Medical Center in July 2014. She oversees the strategic direction and operations of all inpatient and ambulatory services of the medical center. Prior to arriving at UVA, Sutton-Wallace served as senior vice president of hospital operations at Duke Unive... Read More →
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Peter Thompson

Executive Director, Senior Center
In addition to my Senior Center position, I serve as the Chair of the Charlottesville Area Alliance: Working together towards an age-friendly community. In 2017, The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County entered the WHO/AARP age-friendly network. The CAA vision is to be th... Read More →


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