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Dewey Blanton is a writer based in New York City. In his career he has done communications work in international sports, public broadcasting and with museums. But the most enriching, inspiring job he ever had was taking care of his mother for a number of years.
Paul D. Booth is a Certified Financial Planner, a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Private Wealth Advisor. He has served families for over three decades. His firm, Delta Wealth Management, is a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Luke Brown is a retired attorney, a husband, a father, and the owner of many pets. While practicing law, Luke represented policyholders in claims against their own insurers. He also represented insurers and others in matters before the Florida Department of Insurance. Prior to that, he was Senior Attorney for the Florida Department of Insurance. Later, Luke taught insurance law at Florida State University’s Law School and in the College of Business. He has also written a treatise on Florida insurance law, edited the insurance topic of a legal encyclopedia, and served as a consultant on insurance for a major international information provider.
Gerry Goldsholle is a leading insurance attorney, and a nationally recognized insurance expert. For over 20 years he served as a lawyer and business executive at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, retiring as its Chief Brokerage Executive. Mr. Goldsholle has chaired numerous committees of the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the State Bar of California. As an insurance expert, his clients have included the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Goldsholle also has significant experience in estate planning. He was a member of the Wills, Trusts & Surrogate Courts Committee of the New York City Bar Association, has given numerous talks on lectured on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, is publisher of a newsletter for those who recently lost a spouse or family member, and formerly headed the Fiduciary and Investment Services Department of the nation’s largest life insurance company.
Mary Hager is an award winning journalist and editor, having worked for Newsweek and Life magazines and written for numerous other publications, including National Journal, New Yorker, American Psychologist, Consumer’s Digest, Tomorrow Magazine, Longevity, National Wildlife, Grolier’s Medicine and Health Yearbook, and Eco.
Prior to his retirement, T.C. Kelly handled litigation and appeals in state and federal courts across the Midwest. He focused his practice on criminal defense, personal injury, and employment law. He now writes about legal issues for a variety of publications.
Dr. Geoffrey W. Lane, Ph.D., ABPP
Geoffrey W. Lane, Ph.D., ABPP is a psychologist dually licensed in California and Oregon and board certified in geropsychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (e.g., ABGERO). Dr. Lane has a B.A. in Psychology from Reed College, and a Ph.D. from Palo Alto University. He completed his predoctoral internship in geropsychology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and postdoctoral fellowship in geropychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York State. Dr. Lane has been the staff psychologist at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System’s (VAPAHCS) ‘Community Living Center’ (CLC) in Livermore since 2007. Dr. Lane also has worked for many years providing consultation-based services to local organizations such as San Francisco’s Institute on Aging and Mountain View’s Avenidas’ Rose Kleiner Adult Day Health program.
Dr. Jim McCabe, DSW, MSW, MPH
Dr. Jim McCabe is the president of Eldercare Resources — a health care management company that provides comprehensive health care solutions and strategic planning services in a broad variety of settings. He consults with estate planning firms, financial planning professionals and trust companies in the areas of risk management and long term care. The focus of this work has been on educating professionals on the essentials of client engagement and service delivery with senior clients and their families. Dr. McCabe’s firm has developed valuable training tools and programs to assist in meeting the challenges of eldercare and managing the changing needs of clients as they age.
Janet Reed, RN, MSN
Janet Reed is a registered Nurse and Nurse educator, with a Masters degree and over a decade of nursing experience, specializing in adult acute care and geriatric conditions.
Barbara Kate Repa
Barbara Kate Repa is a lawyer, writer, and consumer advocate specializing in aging, long-term care, estate planning, and end of life issues. A former nursing home ombudsman, she currently serves as a counselor on a crisis line for the elderly as well as a legal advisor on Resident Councils in San Francisco care facilities.
Karen Everett Watson
Karen Everett Watson is a gerontologist and a freelance blogger/journalist. Her parents, grown children and 10 grandchildren keep her busy learning about life while living in the Sacramento Valley with her chickens and dogs.
Mark Zilberman, LCSW
Mark Zilberman, LCSW is the Director of NorthStar Care and Guidance, LLC. Mr. Zilberman is a Deans’ List graduate of Hunter College in New York City, where he majored in Sociology. He holds an MSW in Social Work, with a specialization in substance abuse treatment, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mark has state certifications in alcohol and substance abuse from both New York and New Jersey. He holds clinical social work licensure in both states, as well. Before working in geriatric care management, Mr. Zilberman worked as a therapist and social worker with diverse populations (elderly, mentally ill, mentally retarded, and developmentally disabled). He has worked in hospitals, clinics and residences.