Caring for the Caregiver Hack Judges
Gigi Amateau is Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, where she formerly served as Director of Community Impact for the Health focus area. Gigi has worked as Director of Product Development at SeniorNavigator and, at an earlier time, worked for United Way as Director of Homelessness Initiatives and Assistant Vice President-Community Resources. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in urban studies and planning from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and has worked in the health and human services sector for almost thirty years, many of those focused on aging and disability services. Gigi is an accomplished author of children’s literature having published seven books for young readers and in 2012 was a recipient of the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts.
David Cox is President and CEO of Professional Testing, Inc. As CEO he leads a strong interdisciplinary management team in planning, developing, implementing and maintaining high quality credentialing programs across a wide spectrum of industries. Mr. Cox is a 30 year veteran in administration of high stakes credentialing programs for State and Federal Government regulatory agencies as well as numerous business and trade organizations. He has served in a variety of advisory roles including the International Standards Organization (ISO/IEC) Working Groups 36 for Food Safety Management Systems, 21 Conformity Assessment for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Management Systems, The World Bank City Climate Planner Certification program, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Working Group on Persons (ISO/IEC 17024) and in a current partnership effort with Saint Louis University’s Center For Aviation Safety Research in the development of a Center of Excellence to provide innovative training and human performance solutions across the aviation community.
He is active the Council on Licensure Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) the Association for Test Publishers (ATP) has been an invited speaker and panelist in the areas of occupational regulation, computer based assessment, business case analysis, and credential marketing.
Mr. Cox is also Vice Chairman of the Board and founding principal of Environmental Health Testing, LLC. a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health of London. EHT owns and operates the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals offering accredited professional credentialing programs in Food Safety occupational roles globally.
Gail Hunt is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Caregiving, a non-profit coalition dedicated to conducting research and developing national programs for family caregivers and the professionals who serve them. Prior to heading the Alliance, Ms. Hunt was President of her own aging services consulting firm for 14 years. She conducted corporate eldercare research for the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration, developed training for caregivers with AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, and designed a corporate eldercare program for EAPs with the Employee Assistance Professional Association.
Prior to having her own firm, she was Senior Manager in charge of human services for the Washington, DC, office of KPMG Peat Marwick. Ms. Hunt attended Vassar College and graduated from Columbia University.
As a national expert in family caregiving and long-term care, Ms. Hunt served on the Policy Committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, as well as on the CMS Advisory Panel on Medicare Education. She was the chair of the National Center on Senior Transportation. Ms. Hunt is also a commissioner for the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) and on the Board of the Long-Term Quality Alliance. Ms. Hunt is a member of the Multiple Chronic Conditions Workforce Technical Expert Workgroup. She co-chairs the NQF MAP Person and Family-Centered Care task force. Additionally, Ms. Hunt is on the Governing Board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Chief Executive Officer Sandy Markwood has more than 30 years experience in the development and delivery of aging, health, human services, housing and transportation programs in counties and cities across the nation. Prior to coming to n4a in January 2002, Sandy served as the Deputy Director of County Services at the National Association of Counties where she took a lead role in research, training, conference planning, program development, technical assistance and grants management.
As CEO, Sandy is responsible for n4a’s overall management. She sets strategic direction for the staff, oversees the implementation of all policy, grassroots advocacy, membership and program initiatives. She also leads n4a’s fundraising efforts and engages corporate sponsors to support critical initiatives, including an aging awards/best practices program and the Leadership Institute for Area Agency on Aging staff. Externally, Sandy forms strategic partnerships with federal agencies and organizations in aging, human services and health care arenas to enhance the role and recognition of Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI programs.
Sandy holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Virginia.
James A. Rothrock is a native of Martinsville, Va. After a sledding injury in 1965, he completed his college education at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, N.C., and obtained his master’s degree in 1978 from VCU. For more than 40 years, Jim has been involved in human services advocacy and programming, serving in positions including counselor, trainer, lobbyist, adjunct professor, and executive director. He has served as an agency head in the Wilder, Warner, Kaine, McDonnell, and McAuliffe Administrations. As the first Commissioner of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, he leads the agency’s efforts to provide and advocate for the highest quality of services and supports to help Vintage Virginians and Virginians with disabilities realize successful careers and independent lives in livable communities.
Bob Stephen is AARP’s Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs and serves as AARP’s Lead for all Caregiving and Long Term Care initiatives. In these roles, he leads the strategy and execution of AARP’s enterprise-wide efforts to help 50 plus Americans live independently at home, while supporting the family caregivers who so often make this possible and manages community program development related to health and caregiving.
Prior to joining AARP six years ago, Bob spent over two decades in strategy development and management consulting where he worked with rural communities and healthcare organizations to develop and implement community health strategies. He has a BA from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.
Andrew W. White has been representing emerging growth companies for over 20 years, both in a general counsel capacity and in all manner of transactions, including venture capital financings; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; strategic partnerships, joint ventures and other collaborations; and restructurings and entity conversions. Much of his work involves technology companies, including innovative energy companies; digital media, internet and information technology companies; high-tech manufacturing and distribution companies; and medical information technology, device, pharmaceutical and other life sciences companies. He also represents nonprofit organizations, including private foundations and public charities exempt under I.R.C. sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6), as well as Benefit Corporations.
Mr. White is the immediate past President of Venture Forum RVA, the Richmond-based networking community for innovators, entrepreneurs and capital providers. He is a former Chairman of the Business Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association. Mr. White speaks frequently on topics related to emerging growth companies and LLCs.