2019 Advocacy Conference

Day 1:

Ohio’s Aging and Medicaid Priorities:
Maureen Corcoran, Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid
Ursel McElroy, Director, Ohio Department of Aging

Ohio Aging Advocacy Panel:
Bill Faith, Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio  
Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director, Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Michael Kirkman, Executive Director, Disability Rights Ohio
Natasha Pietrocola, Chair, Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services, Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services: OCAPS TimelineOCAPS Key to TimelineOCAPS Position Paper
Jean Thompson, Executive Director, Ohio Assisted Living Association

o4a Advocacy Agenda
Larke Recchie, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Beth Kowalczyk, Chief Policy Officer, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging 
Thomas Pappas, President, Law Office of Pappas & Associates

Day 2:

AARP Priorities: Elaine Ryan, Vice President of State Advocacy and Strategy Integration (SASI) in AARP’s Government Affairs Group.

Aging and Medicaid Priorities: Kinsey Jolliff, Senior Consultant, Sellers Dorsey, and Susan Ackerman, Senior Consultant, Sellers Dorsey

Alzheimer’s Association: Trey Addison, State Public Policy Director, Alzheimer’s Association Ohio

Advocacy in Motion: Dr. Doug Beach, Chief Executive Director, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging and Cyndi Rossi, Legislative Liaison, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

n4a Federal Developments and Advocacy Priorities: Amy Gotwals, Chief, Public Policy and External Affairs, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

The Direct Care Workforce: Strengthening Jobs, Strengthening Care: Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy at PHI.

2018 Annual Conference Presentations

Day 1: Optional Pre-Conference Intensives

Day 1:  Opening Luncheon

Day 1:  Concurrent Workshops I

Day 1:  Concurrent Workshops II

Day 2:  Opening Plenary

Day 2:  Concurrent Workshops 3

Day 2: Closing Session