Executive Director Delivers Keynote, National Forum: A Message to the President on Aging Policy

National Forum: A Message to the President on Aging Policy

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, LTQA Executive Director, Larry Atkins, presented the keynote address at the National Forum: A Message to the President on Aging Policy at the American Society on Aging’s Aging in America Conference in Chicago. The forum consisted of presentations and panel discussions by authors about policy recommendations outlined in the Winter 2017 issue of Generations (for which Larry Atkins was the guest editor). This issue of Generations is available in its entirety online here.


Jean Accius, PhD, Vice President, Long-Term Services and Supports Group, AARP Public Policy Institute

Gretchen Alkema, PhD, MSW, LCSW, Vice President, Policy and Communication, The SCAN Foundation

Larry Atkins, Executive Director, Long-Term Quality Alliance

Cynthia Banks, Director, County of Los Angeles Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

William Benson, Principal and Managing Partner, Health Benefits ABCs

Bob Blancato, MPA, President, Matz, Blancato & Associates

Richard Browdie, MBA, President and CEO, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Kimberly Callinan, PMP, MPP, Chief Program Officer, Compassion & Choices

Robert Espinoza, MPA, Vice President of Policy, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) National Headquarters

Paul Forte, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Long Term Care Partners, LLC

G. William Hoagland, Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center

Cindy Hounsell, JD, President, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)

James Johnson, PhD, MS, Prof. of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Dir., Urban Investment Strategies Ctr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School

Brian Lindberg, MMHS, Executive Director, Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care

Cindy Mann, JD, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

John Rother, JD, President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care

Charles Sabatino, JD, Director, Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association

Robyn Stone, DrPH, Executive Director, Center for Applied Research, LeadingAge