2017 SHPF Keynote Speaker: Dr. E. Percil Stanford
Dr. Stanford will discuss the importance of creating inclusive communities and systems that support older adults, and why it’s important to “reframe” issues when discussing how the aging population is impacted.
Dr. E. Percil Stanford is currently the President of Folding Voice and also San Diego Kind Corporation. His career in the field of Aging began at Iowa State University where he was the first of a small group to receive PhDs with a focus on Gerontology. Through the course of his distinguished career, he served as a professor at San Diego State University where he was the Founding Director of the University Center on Aging, The National Institute on Minority Aging and the Gerontology Department.
At AARP, Dr. Stanford held numerous leadership positions, such as the Senior Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, West Region Director and Interim Director of the State Affairs Department. Dr. Stanford has authored several books and articles on a wide range of age-related topics, and served in leadership roles with the Gerontological Society of America, The National Center and Caucus on Black Aging, The American Society on Aging, and The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. He has also been a delegate to the White House Conferences on Aging, and most recently was awarded the 2017 Hall of Fame Award from The American Society on Aging.
Morning Plenary Session - "Protecting Aging in the Golden State: A Conversation with Legislators"
Dion Aroner, Partner, AJE Partners (moderator)
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara)
Assemblymember Ash Kalra (San Jose)
Our afternoon breakout sessions will provide a deep dive into these timely topics, and our speakers, who are leading the way on these issues, will prompt action-oriented discussions:
**Setting the Stage and Developing Policy Solutions for "Age-Friendly" Communities**
Sybil Boutilier, Age Friendly Sausalito Task Force and Marin County Commission on Aging
Valerie Coleman, Program Analyst, San Francisco Dept. of Aging and Adult Services
Karen Grimsich, Aging and Family Services Administrator, City of Fremont
Anne Hinton, Livable Communities Advisor, AARP California (moderator)
Diana Miller, Project Manager, Seniors' Agenda, Santa Clara County Dept. of Aging and Adult Services
**Discussing Innovative Affordable Housing Models and Policy Solutions for the Aging Population**
Blanca Castro, Director of Advocacy, AARP California
Chuck Durrett, Architect, McCamant and Durrett Architects
Laura Moya, Home Sharing and Outreach Coordinator, HIP Housing
Richard Ogilvie, Oakland Director, S.P.U.R.
Ancel Romero, President, Affordable Housing, HumanGood
**A Deep Dive into the Aging Homeless Population and How to Address Their Unique Needs**
Dr. Margot Kushel, Professor of Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Margaretta Lin, Principal, The Dellums Institute for Social Justice
Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice in Aging (moderator)