About the Center

Improve lives and strengthen societies by promoting healthy, productive, and purposeful aging.

  • Evaluate policies and practices, innovative models, and potential solutions to enhance health, well-being, and opportunity across the lifespan.
  • Elevate awareness by convening and partnering with influential decision-makers and media leaders to change perception and motivate action.
  • Advocate for change in the public and private sectors to ensure a better future for today’s older adults and for generations to come.
Arielle Burstein
Associate Director,
Center for the Future of Aging

Arielle Burstein is the associate director with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. She works to accelerate a needed shift in thinking about aging by collaborating with the Center’s leadership and advisors, convening experts, promoting thought leadership and fostering action. Her work spans the topics of the longevity economy, innovation, purpose, and engagement of young people in issues around aging. Burstein shapes research, produces digital communications and manages and contributes to Center publications. She joined the Institute after several years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, a multidisciplinary research program, where she translated demographic change into innovative social research on aging. Her research has contributed to new products and services in retail, finance, and other industries to improve quality of life as we age. She has published academic research on the subject of technology for caregivers of people with dementia. Burstein holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and Hispanic studies from Wheaton College, and she works at the Institute's Santa Monica office.

Recent Articles
Silver to Gold: The Business of Aging
February 22, 2018
New Report | Redefining Traditional Notions of Aging
September 14, 2016
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Paul Irving
Center for the Future of Aging

Paul Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. He previously served as the Institute’s president, an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University, and chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a law and consulting firm. Author of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and contributor to the Huffington Post, PBS Next Avenue and Forbes, Irving also serves as a director of East West Bancorp, as vice chair of Encore.org and on advisory boards of USC Davis, the Global Coalition on Aging, Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute, WorkingNation, Berkeley-AGE, and the Bipartisan Policy Center. PBS Next Avenue named Irving an “Influencer” for his exceptional contributions to the field of aging, and he was honored with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award by Affordable Living for the Aging.

Recent Articles
The Longevity Opportunity
November 08, 2018
The Epidemic of Loneliness - and How to Combat It
April 18, 2018
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Anna Murphy
Center for the Future of Aging and Global Markets Development

Anna Murphy is an Associate with both the Center for the Future of Aging and the Global Markets Development team. Prior to joining the Milken Institute, Anna worked as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Riverton City, Utah, developing community outreach initiatives and strengthening relationships to better serve the people of Riverton City. Anna also provided administrative support to the Mayor and city council members of Riverton City, Utah. Before working in city government, Anna worked with the Sutherland Institute, a state based policy institute, doing research on education policy.


Anna received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University and currently lives in the Capitol Hill District with her husband and dog, Cooper. She loves getting out of the city to explore the outdoors and trying new foods.

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Kevin Proff
Center for the Future of Aging
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Caroline Servat
Associate Director,
Center for the Future of Aging

Caroline Servat is an Associate Director at the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. Her work focuses on research, developing collaborative partnerships and analyzing best practices for aging policy at the local and regional levels. Her interests include intersectoral strategies and partnership models for successful aging, the role of technology in civic innovation, and cultural perspectives on aging. Before joining the Institute, Servat worked as a sales distribution specialist for the fine wine and spirits industry. She also is a classically trained actor. As a graduate student, she served as an event coordinator for the Goldhirsh Foundation, implementing programming and activations focused on social innovation. She also conducted research for the dean of the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. In her work there, Servat specialized in economic policy and governance and community reinvestment. She holds a master's degree in public policy from the Price School and bachelor degrees in politics and theater from Bates College. She works at the Institute's Santa Monica office.

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Nora Super
Senior Director,
Center for the Future of Aging

Nora Super serves as Senior Director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, whose mission is to improve lives and strengthen societies by promoting healthy, productive and purposeful aging. In this role, she oversees all programs and policies related to aging-related initiatives and is responsible for managing and creating data-driven research, meaningful policy initiatives, and impactful convenings in the United States as well as internationally.

Prior to joining the Milken Institute, Nora held several key leadership roles in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as the Chief of Program and Services at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). In 2014, Nora was appointed by President Obama as Executive Director of the White House Conference on Aging, where she received wide recognition for her nationwide efforts to improve the quality of life of older Americans. In 2015, Nora was recognized as one of America’s top 50 “Influencers in Aging” by PBS Next Avenue and was the Honoree for Outstanding Service to Medicare Beneficiaries by the Medicare Rights Center. She has also held leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AARP, and Kaiser Permanente.

Nora serves on several advisory boards, including the Board of Directors of the Long-Term Quality Alliance, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Advisory Committee on Improving Care Delivery for Individuals with Serious Illness, the Better Medicare Alliance Beneficiary Education Technical Advisory Council, the Brookings Institution and Kellogg School of Management Retirement Security Advisory Board, and the Editorial Board of the Gerontological Society of America’s Policy and Aging Report. A frequent speaker on health and policy issues, Nora has also taught in the MBA program at Georgetown University, leading a faculty track on health care and the budget process.

A native of New Orleans, Nora studied political science at Tulane University and completed her masters’ work in public administration, with a concentration in health policy, at George Washington University.

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Board of Advisors

The Center for the Future of Aging Advisory Board includes influential leaders in philanthropy, policy, academia, health, financial services, and other domains who share an interest in changing policies, practices, and priorities to improve lives, strengthen societies, and create a better future for today’s aging generation and for generations to come. Advisory Board members participate in Center meetings, speak at and host events, share knowledge and research, and promote thought leadership and innovations to advance the field.

Business Council Member

Executive Committee Member

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Freddy Abnousi
Head of Healthcare - Research, Facebook * ◊ ^

Dr. Freddy Abnousi is the head of Healthcare - Research at Facebook and a practicing Interventional Cardiologist with a track record in innovation focused on public health. He also serves as Innovation Advisor to the American College of Cardiology, Professor Adjunct at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor Adjunct at Yale University School of Medicine. He has previously led innovative healthcare efforts at companies such as McKinsey and Google, and has served as Founder and CMO of CorDynamix Inc., an interventional heart failure company. He completed Fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology, as well as Residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. He was previously a resident surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his MD at Stanford University School of Medicine, MBA from Oxford University, and MSc in Health Policy, Planning, & Financing from the London School of Economics.

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Dana Ardi
Managing Director and Founder, Corporate Anthropology Advisors, LLC; Senior Advisor, M Center of Excellence * ◊ ^
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Arthur Bilger
Chairman, Bilger Foundation; Founder and CEO, WorkingNation * ◊ ^

Art Bilger is founder and CEO of WorkingNation. He is an active investor in early-stage private companies involved in integrating content with new technologies, with a particular focus on online education, digital media and analytics. Bilger's activities in this area began as an investor in and vice chairman of Akamai Technologies Inc. Previous positions include president and chief operating officer of New World Communications, a founding partner of Apollo Advisors LP and executive vice president and co-head of corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Bilger serves on the board of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and its Executive Committee. He also is vice chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center and a member of the board of Bet Tzedek, a legal services organization, and the advisory board of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. He is a member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs. Bilger holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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Elizabeth Blackburn
Nobel Laureate; President Emerita, Salk Institute

Throughout her long career in science, Dr. Blackburn has been a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research, having discovered the molecular nature of telomeres – the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving the genetic information – and co-discovered the ribonucleoprotein enzyme, telomerase. She is also known for her championing of diversity and inclusion in the sciences. Currently, Dr. Blackburn and her UCSF research team continue their work with various cells (including human cells), with the goal of understanding telomerase and telomere biology. She and her research team also collaborate in a wide range of investigations of the roles of telomere biology in human health and diseases, through clinical and other human studies.


Born in Australia, Dr. Blackburn earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Melbourne, and her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Department at Yale University. Professor Blackburn has won many prestigious awards throughout her career including Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award for Basic Medical Research, and in 2007 was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

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Laura Carstensen
Professor of Psychology and Farleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

Laura Carstensen is a professor of psychology and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. professor in public policy at Stanford University, where she is the founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. In academia, Carstensen is known for socioemotional selectivity theory, a life-span theory of motivation. Her research has been backed by the National Institute on Aging for two decades. Carstensen is a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on an Aging Society and serves on the National Advisory Council on Aging to the NIA. She is the author of “A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity.” Her honors include the Kleemeier and Distinguished Mentorship awards from the Gerontological Society of America and a Guggenheim fellowship. She holds a B.S. from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University. 

Recent Articles
Finding Purposeful Engagement May Be What Aging Adults Need
February 15, 2017
Boomers: Less Tied to Friends and Family Than Others Are
May 31, 2016
Boomers to Employers: Age has nothing to do with a job well done
October 03, 2016
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Angelique Chan
Associate Professor & Executive Director, Centre for Ageing Research and Education, Duke NUS Medical School

Dr. Angelique Chan holds joint appointments as a tenured Associate Professor in the Signature Program in Health Services & Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Medical School, and in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.  She is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research & Education at Duke-NUS. Dr Chan received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles supported by fellowships from the Hewlett Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.  Upon receiving her PhD she completed a US National Institute on Aging Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her current research focuses on the impact of social determinants on health outcomes such as disability transitions, mortality, health care utilization and the use of long-term care services.  She has published widely on aging issues in leading international journals including the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Aging and Health, Ageing and Society, and the Journal of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences.  She is co-author of a book titled Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs & the State (Routledge 2006) and Co-editor of Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues (Routledge 2009).  Her international work includes working with collaborators from Japan, the USA, and Australia. She has consulted for the Singapore Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Agency for Integrated Health, the United Nations, Temasek Foundation, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank.   She sits on various national committees related to ageing research and education. 

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Henry Cisneros
Chairman, Executive Committee, Siebert Cisneros Shank and Co., LLC; Chairman, CityView; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Henry Cisneros is chairman of the executive committee at Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC, an investment banking and financial services company. He is also chairman of CityView, which works with urban builders to create homes priced for average families. Previously, Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications. A former U.S. secretary of housing and urban development under President Bill Clinton, Cisneros was credited with initiating the revitalization of public-housing developments and formulating policies that helped achieve the nation’s highest homeownership rate. Earlier, he founded Cisneros Asset Management Co. and was a four-term mayor of San Antonio, Texas. Cisneros is a member of the board of Univision and the advisory board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is an officer of Habitat for Humanity. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and a doctorate in public administration from George Washington University.

Recent Articles
Affordable Housing Is Too Unsafe For The Elderly
October 19, 2016
Aspen Ideas Festival: Being Latino In America Today
August 03, 2017
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Pinchas Cohen
Dean, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Executive Director, Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, and William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology, University of Southern California

Pinchas Cohen is dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California. He is also executive director of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. Cohen holds several patents for novel peptides and is a co-founder of CohBar, a biotechnology company developing mitochondrial peptides for diabetes. Initiatives that Cohen is leading at the Davis School include the development of a center for digital aging. He also is promoting the creation of tools for “personalized aging,” which employs the latest technologies, such as genomics, toward individualizing healthy aging strategies. Cohen has published more than 250 papers in top scientific journals. He is president of the Growth Hormone Society and sits on multiple National Institutes of Health study sections and several editorial boards. Honors include a National Institute on Aging EUREKA Award, a Transformative R01 grant from the director of the NIH and the Glenn Award for research in biological mechanisms of aging.

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Personalized Aging: Extending Lifespans And Healthspans
May 23, 2016
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Catherine Collinson
President, Transamerica Institute; Executive Director, Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement * ◊ ^

Catherine Collinson is president of the Transamerica Institute and the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. She is a retirement and market trends expert and champion for Americans who are at risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement. Collinson oversees all research and outreach initiatives, including the Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey. She also serves as executive director of the newly launched Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement, based in the Netherlands. With two decades of retirement industry-related experience, Collinson has become a nationally recognized voice on retirement trends. She has testified before Congress on matters related to employer-sponsored retirement plans for small business and is regularly cited by top media outlets on retirement-related topics. Her articles appear in leading industry journals. In 2015, Collinson joined the advisory board of the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging.

Recent Articles
Closing the Gap: Innovations to Promote U.S. Financial Security.
June 15, 2016
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Joseph Coughlin
Founder and Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab

Joseph Coughlin is founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. He teaches in MIT's Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School's Advanced Management Program. Coughlin, who holds a Ph.D., conducts research, speaks and consults on the impact of global demographic change and technology trends on consumer behavior, business innovation and public policy. He produces the online publication Disruptive Demographics and contributes to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch. 

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Tom Croce
Vice President, Global Advocacy Relations, Amgen * ◊ ^
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Paula DeCola
Global Lead, Healthy Ageing Center of Excellence and Senior Director, Global Patient Affairs, Pfizer * ◊ ^
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William Dow
Kaiser Permanente Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, and Director, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, University of California, Berkeley

William Dow is Kaiser Permanente professor of health economics at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. He also serves as director of the UC Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging and co-leads the recently launched Berkeley Forum on Aging and the Global Economy (Berkeley-AGE). Dow, whose academic research elucidates economic determinants of healthy aging in the United States and other OECD countries as well as in emerging economies, is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously served as senior economist for health at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and has worked with Democratic and Republican groups on health sector reform proposals at the federal, state and local levels. Dow’s honors include the Kenneth J. Arrow Award, given by the International Health Economics Association. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

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Ken Dychtwald
President and CEO, Age Wave

Ken Dychtwald is president and CEO of Age Wave, a firm that guides companies and government groups in product/service development for baby boomers and mature adults. He has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new, vital and purposeful role for life’s second half. Dychtwald is a psychologist, gerontologist and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, most recently “A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success.” In 2007, he debuted as a filmmaker and host with the PBS documentary “The Boomer Century: 1946-2046.” Investment Advisor recently honored Dychtwald as one of the 35 most influential thought leaders in the financial services industry over the past 35 years. He received the American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership, and American Demographics honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers over the past quarter century. Dychtwald serves on the advisory board of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. 

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Ric Edelman
Founder and Chairman, Financial Education and Client Experience, Edelman Financial Engines * ◊ ^
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Ruth Finkelstein
Rose Dobrof Executive Director & Professor of Urban Public Health, Brookdale Center for Aging, Hunter College, City University of New York

Ruth Finkelstein, ScD is devoted to transformation of our understanding of aging from a state of decline to a stage full of challenge and opportunity. She is the Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College/CUNY and a Professor of Urban Public Health.  The Brookdale Center pursues research, program development and training to inform public policy to make New York a great place to grow old. Dr. Finkelstein’s perspective is that the conditions of our lives influence the way we age. She believes we need to give everyone the opportunity to age as well as anyone can.

Previously, she was Associate Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University. There, she translated research to policy and practice, particularly in the areas of work, engagement, and environment. Signature initiatives included The Age Smart Employer Awards, honoring businesses who value workers of all ages, The Age Boom Academy, and Exceeding Expectations.  Prior to Columbia, Dr. Finkelstein was the architect of Age Friendly New York City, built upon the World Health Organization’s strategy. Awards have included “Best Age Friendly City” 2013, “Game Changer” 2012, Next Avenue’s 2016 “Influencers in Aging,” and the 2019 Maggie Kuhn award.

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Marc Freedman
Founder and CEO, Encore.org

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, is one of the nation's leading experts on the longevity revolution and the transformation of retirement. He is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University and a former visiting fellow at King's College of the University of London. Freedman is a member of the Wall Street Journal's Experts panel and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. He has authored four books, including "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife." Honors include a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year award from the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation, the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and an Ashoka Senior Fellowship. He played a central role in creating AARP Experience Corps, which mobilizes people over 50 to improve education for low-income children, as well as the Encore.org Purpose Prize, which supports social entrepreneurs in the second half of life. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and holds an M.B.A. from Yale University.

Recent Articles
Aging Societies Should Make More of Mentorship
July 06, 2016
The Power of Purposeful Aging: An Intergenerational Revolution
January 24, 2017
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Linda Fried
Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

Linda Fried is the dean and DeLamar professor of public health and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is senior vice president of Columbia University Medical Center and professor of medicine at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Earlier, she was director of the division of geriatric medicine and gerontology and director of the Center on Aging and Health at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. An expert on healthy aging, Fried has led research on frailty as a medical syndrome and is the codesigner of Experience Corps. Congress named her a Living Legend in Medicine, and Thompson-Reuters listed her among the 1 percent of the most influential scientific minds of the past decade. Fried has received the National Institute of Aging MERIT Award, U.S. National Bridge Builders Award and Alliance for Aging Research’s 2011 Silver Innovator and 2012 Silver Scholar awards. She is president-elect of the Association of American Physicians and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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Scott Frisch
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AARP * ◊ ^
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Lynn Goldman
Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Lynn Goldman is the Michael and Lori Milken dean at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Before joining the Milken Institute SPH, Goldman, a pediatrician and environmental epidemiologist, was a professor of environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, she was assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and head of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control at the California Department of Public Health. Among her board and committee memberships, she serves on the National Academy of Medicine governing council, the National Academy of Sciences governing board and the Food and Drug Administration science board. She is a trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund. Goldman holds a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley; an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University; and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.

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Building Cityscapes for Healthy Aging
July 18, 2016
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Christopher Herbert
Managing Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University

Christopher Herbert is managing director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Having worked at the Joint Center in the 1990s, Herbert rejoined it in 2010 from Abt Associates to serve as director of research. He is also a lecturer in the department of urban planning and design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The financial and demographic dimensions of homeownership is a key focus of Herbert’s research, along with the implications of the recession, housing bust and foreclosure crisis for homeownership policy. Herbert is co-editor of the book “Homeownership Built to Last: Balancing Access, Affordability and Risk After the Housing Crisis.” He serves on the boards of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Research Advisory Council and the Center for Responsible Lending Research Advisory Council. Herbert holds a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College and a master’s and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard.

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Michael Hodin
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group

Michael Hodin is CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, a managing partner of High Lantern Group and a fellow at Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College. He is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post and Fiscal Times. From 1976 to 1980, he was a legislative assistant to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution. He was a senior executive at Pfizer Inc. for 30 years, heading international public affairs and public policy operations. Hodin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is on the boards of the Foreign Policy Association, Business Council for International Understanding, NYC Blood Center, American Skin Association, American Federation for Aging Research and Emigrant Savings Bank, as well as the advisory board of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.

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Jo Ann Jenkins

Jo Ann Jenkins is CEO of AARP. She joined AARP in 2010 as president of the AARP Foundation, the organization's affiliated charity. She previously served on the board of directors of AARP Services Inc., beginning in 2004 and becoming its chair in 2008. She came to AARP from the Library of Congress, where she served as chief operating officer. During her 15-year tenure there, Jenkins developed and directed two of its most renowned projects, the National Book Festival and the Library of Congress Experience. She began her federal career at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, followed by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture's Office of Advocacy and Enterprise. Jenkins has received numerous awards for innovation and leadership, including the NonProfit Times' Power and influence Top 50 for 2013, 2014 and 2015, and SmartCEO's 2015 BRAVA award. She is a Malcolm Baldrige fellow. Jenkins earned her B.S. from Spring Hill College and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

Recent Articles
Disrupt Aging: A Call to Action for Gerontologists
June 19, 2017
Disrupt Aging
April 04, 2016
Movies for Grownups: Telling the Real Story
January 26, 2017
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Yves Joanette
Scientific Director, Institute of Aging, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montréal

Yves Joanette is professor of cognitive neurosciences and aging at the Universite de Montreal and scientific director of the Institute of Aging of the Canada Institutes of Health Research. He also oversees the CIHR Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging and is the scientific lead for the CIHR dementia research strategy, as well as co-leading other initiatives on eHealth and on work and health. He sits on many international boards, including European initiatives in which Canada participates. Joenette is a member of the World Dementia Council and has advised many governments on strategy for addressing the growing challenges of aging populations. He has been a scholar and scientist for the Canadian Medical Research Council and received many distinctions, including the Andre-Dupont Award and the Eve-Kassier Award for exceptional accomplishment. Joenette is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science. In 2007, the Universite Lumiere de Lyon (France) awarded him an honorary doctorate.

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Robert Kramer
Founder & Strategic Advisor, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) * ^

Mr. Kramer is Founder and Strategic Advisor at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), a non-profit education and resource center that serves debt and equity investors interested in the seniors housing and care industry. NIC is the leading provider of research as well as business and financial performance data on this sector for capital providers. NIC’s focus is to enable access and choice in seniors housing and care by providing data, analytics and connections that bring together investors and care providers. Mr. Kramer, a frequent writer and speaker on trends in seniors housing and long-term care, directed NIC from its inception in 1991 until July, 2017. A former county government official and Maryland state legislator, Mr. Kramer was a leader on health and environmental issues while representing the state capital of Annapolis in the 1980s. Mr. Kramer was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities and also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.

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Becca Levy
Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Becca Levy is professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and professor of psychology at Yale University. Her research explores psychosocial factors that influence elders' cognitive and physical functioning as well as their longevity. Levy is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects on older people’s health. She has received the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology and the Ewald W. Busse Research Award in the Social Behavioral Sciences from the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, which is given once every four years. Levy has testified before the U.S. Senate on the effects of ageism and contributed to briefs submitted to the Supreme Court in age-discrimination cases. She received a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and held a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

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Freda Lewis-Hall
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc. ^

Freda Lewis-Hall is executive vice president and chief medical officer of Pfizer. She leads the company's work to ensure the safe, effective and appropriate use of its medicines and vaccines and to collaborate with members of the medical research community to accelerate the development of new treatments and improve outcomes for patients. Lewis-Hall is chairwoman of the Cures Acceleration Network at the National Institutes of Health and serves on the boards of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Save the Children. A passionate advocate for empowering patients through access to medical information, she appears frequently on TV shows including "The Doctors" and "Dr. Phil" and blogs on GetHealthyStayHealthy.com. She is the author of "Make Your Mark: Why Legacy Still Matters." Lewis-Hall earned her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.

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You’re Going to Get Old, So Think About It Now
August 22, 2016
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Lisa Margeson
Managing Director; Head of Retirement Client Experience & Communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Lisa Margeson is Managing Director, Head of Retirement Client Experience for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Responsibilities include delivering a holistic financial wellness program, integrated communications and education, informational seminars, engaging digital experience, along with an industry-leading suite of thought leadership. The team is dedicated to delivering purposeful innovations that support an impactful, measured client experience. Their work underscores the firm’s commitment to helping make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Lisa previously led Retirement Marketing Services for Voya (formerly ING) for 8 years. Prior to Voya, she spent 13 years at CitiStreet and State Street, serving as CitiStreet’s Chief Marketing Officer at the time of acquisition by ING. Previously, Lisa spent 9 years at Fidelity as Director of Institutional Bank Marketing; she also worked as an account representative at a Boston financial planning firm. Lisa earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Math-Economics from Brown University in Providence, RI and an MBA from Boston University.  She works in Boston and holds FINRA 7, 66, 24 licenses.

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Jim Mellon
Chairman, Juvenescence Limited * ◊ ^

Jim Mellon is a British entrepreneur and investor with a wide range of interests. Through his private investment company, Burnbrae Group, he has substantial real estate holdings in Germany and the Isle of Man, as well as holdings in private and public companies.

Jim’s investment philosophy is underpinned by his ability to recognise emerging trends that give rise to new industries.

These trends have included the financial crisis of 2008, the new science and technology industries and, currently the field of longevity. Jim believes that the discoveries that scientists have been quietly working on for the past ten years will soon give rise to the largest industry on the planet. 

Jim and his partners have now set up Juvenescence, a company developing therapies for ageing and the diseases of aging.

Jim sits on the Board of Trustees of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, he is also a trustee of Biogerontology Research Foundation and Lifeboat Foundation, is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford and sits on the Advisory Board of the Milken Institute’s Centre for the Future of Aging. Jim has been honoured with the American Federation for Aging Research with the George E. and Marie J. Doty Award for his support of aging research.

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Patricia Milligan
Senior Partner and Global Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer; Chief Architect, When Women Thrive * ◊ ^
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Robin Mockenhaupt
Chief of Staff, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ^

Robin Mockenhaupt is chief of staff of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she provides leadership to the CEO, senior management team, staff and Board of Trustees. Earlier, she was deputy group director for the health group and a senior program officer working in the areas of health behavior, obesity and chronic disease management. Mockenhaupt also chairs Grantmakers in Health, is vice chair of the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home Board of Trustees and a member of the American Society on Aging, where she sits on the Generations Editorial Review Board. Previously, she managed AARP's health advocacy services and the National Resource Center on Health Promotion and Aging, and co-authored the book "Healthy Aging." She has also worked at the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University and the National Health Screening Council. Mockenhaupt has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, an M.P.H. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

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How to Help Achieve Optimal Health for the Elderly
September 06, 2016
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Emilio Pardo
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Jackson National Life * ◊ ^
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Philip Pizzo
Founding Director, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute; David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology and Former Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine

Philip Pizzo is founding director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute and is the David and Susan Heckerman professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, of which he is a former dean. Previously, he was physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital in Boston and chair of the department of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Before that, Pizzo was head of the National Cancer Institute’s infectious disease section, chief of its pediatric department and acting scientific director of its clinical sciences division. His book “Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology” is in its seventh edition. PIzzo is a recipient of the American Pediatric Society’s John Howland Award for lifetime achievement. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the boards of the University of Rochester, Koc University in Turkey and the Ludwig Institute. Pizzo received his M.D. from the University of Rochester.

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Navigating Transitions and Charting New Paths
April 25, 2017
How Higher Education Can Aid Life Transitions
September 12, 2016
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Andrew Scott
Professor of Economics, London Business School; Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University; Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research
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Rodney Slater
Co-Chairman, Transportation, Shipping and Logistics Practice, Squire Patton Boggs; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Rodney Slater is a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, co-leading the law firm’s transportation, shipping and logistics practice. A former U.S. secretary of transportation, Slater helps clients integrate their interests in the overall vision for the transportation system of the 21st Century, an extension of his work for the federal government promoting a safer, more efficient, environmentally sound and sustainable worldwide transportation infrastructure. As secretary under President Bill Clinton, Slater passed the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century, among other initiatives. Slater previously served as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, where he oversaw development of an innovative financing program resulting in hundreds of transportation projects completed ahead of schedule and with greater cost efficiencies. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University and his J.D. at the University of Arkansas.

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Trent Stamp
CEO, The Eisner Foundation ^

Trent Stamp has served as CEO of the Eisner Foundation since 2008. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California, the Center for the Future of Aging at the Milken Institute, Eisner Health and Southern California Grantmakers, where he chairs the audit committee. He teaches nonprofit management and leadership at USC and consults for the Committee on the Arts at the Aspen Institute. Previously, Stamp was the founding president of Charity Navigator. He holds a B.A. in law and society from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. 

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To Become a Better Grant Maker, Rethink Everything
January 04, 2017
Aging Societies Should Make More of Mentorship
July 06, 2016
Uniting Generations To Make Communities Stronger
May 21, 2017
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Fernando Torres-Gil
Professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy and Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging, University of California, Los Angeles

Fernando Torres-Gil is director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also a professor of social welfare and public policy. He is a leading spokesperson on demographics, aging and public policy. In 2010, President Obama appointed him vice chair of the National Council on Disability. During the Clinton administration, Torres-Gil served as the first-ever assistant secretary on aging in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and in 1978, President Carter named him to the Federal Council on Aging. Torres-Gil is a board member of AARP and a member of the Academies of Public Administration, Gerontology and Social Insurance. He is the author of six books and more than 100 publications. Torres-Gil holds a B.A. in political science from San Jose State University and an M.S.W. and a Ph.D. in social policy, planning and research from the Heller Graduate School in Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

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