Plenary Speakers

Marci Alboher

Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Encore.org @heymarci

Mitch Besser

CEO and Founder,
AgeWell Global LLC

David Bornstein

Solutions Journalism Network

Monique Brinson

Principal, Sankofa Academy, Oakland Unified School District

Tim Brown

CEO and President, IDEO

Laura L. Carstensen

Professor of Psychology,
Stanford University
Stanford Center on Longevity

Asha Chandra

Program Manager, City of Fremont Human Services

Farai Chideya

Author, Broadcaster, Journalist @farai


Cathy Choi

Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation

Kriss Deiglmeier

CEO, Tides

Ysabel Duron

Founder and Executive Director, Latinas Contra Cancer @ysabelduron

Michael D. Eisner

Founder and CEO, The Tornante Company

Ryan Frederick

Founder & CEO, Smart Living 360

Marc Freedman

CEO and Founder, Encore.org @marc_freedman

Michael Funk

Director, After School Division, California Department of Education

Debbie Galant

Publisher, Midcentury Modern Magazine; Associate Director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State

Rabbi Laura Geller

Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

John Gomperts

President and CEO, America’s Promise Alliance

Andy Goodman

Director, The Goodman Center @GoodmanCenter

Kerry Hannon

Best-selling author, journalist, speaker and expert columnist

Michael Hodin

Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging

Jody Holtzman

SVP, Enterprise Strategy and Innovation, AARP

Paul Irving

Chairman, Milken Center for the Future of Aging @MIAging

Jo Ann Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer, AARP @JoAnn_Jenkins

Jamal Joseph

IMPACT Repertory Theatre

Justin Kauflin

Jazz Pianist Composer

Sherry Lansing

Founder and CEO,
The Sherry Lansing Foundation

Carol Larson

President and CEO,
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Eric Liu

Founder and CEO of Citizen University, and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program  @ericpliu

Courtney Martin

Solutions Journalism Network

Ann MacDougall

President, Encore.org

Rev. Belle Mickelson

Dancing with the Spirit

Eunice Lin Nichols

Director, The Purpose Prize, Encore.org

Christopher G. Oechsli

President and CEO,
The Atlantic Philanthropies

Anja Paehlke

Executive Board, Körber Foundation, Germany

Jane Pauley

Veteran journalist and television anchor

Phil Pizzo

Founding Director Stanford DCI; Former Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

Ai-jen Poo

Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance Co-director, Caring Across Generations Campaign

Katherina Rosqueta

Founding Executive Director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Edgar Salazar

CTO and Co-Founder,
Bridge for Billions

Kimon H. Sargeant Ph.D.

Vice President of Human Sciences, John Templeton Foundation


William Shutkin

CEO, Presidio Graduate School

Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer,
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Trent Stamp

CEO, The Eisner Foundation @EisnerFound

Lester Strong

Vice President of External Affairs and Experience Corps, AARP Foundation

Laura Traynor

Director, ReServe

Jill Vialet

Founder, Substantial

Dennis White

President and CEO MetLife Foundation

Kate Williams

Employment Immersion Program Manager, Lighthouse for the Blind

Jacqueline (Jackie) Wong

CEO, Temasek Trust

Workshop Speakers

Lynn Baker

Process & Systems Improvement Director
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Juan Barajas

Developement Director, Freedom to Marry

Jimmie Briggs

Field Manager, Encore Campaign for Children and Youth; Founder/Executive Director, Man Up Campaign

Janette Brown

Executive Director, Emeriti Center, University of Southern California; Executive Director, AROHE

Ryan Cabinte

Associate Dean, Presidio Graduate Institute

Matt Carey 

Co-founder and CEO, Abaris @careymatthewr

Michelle Cyr

Tampa Bay Field Coordinator, AARP Florida

Helen Dennis

Specialist in Aging, Employment & The New Retirement

Aanchal Dhar

Marketing and Communications Associate, Encore.org,

Doug Dickson

Co-Founder, Encore Boston Network

Pat Dougherty

Executive Director, University of Washington Retirement Association; Host, UW Encore Initiative

Amy Duggan

Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico

Stacey Easterling

Vice President of Programs, Missouri Foundation for Health

Therese Ellery

Senior Program Officer, Rose Community Foundation

Jim Emerman

Executive Vice President, Encore.org

Linda Friedman

Program Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program, University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy

David Gallagher

Chief Program Officer,

David Garvey

Director, Nonprofit Leadership Program, University of Connecticut

Michael Gibson

General Partner, 1517 Fund

Alison Gold

Manager of Leadership Education, Presidio Institute

Cal Halvorsen 

Doctoral Student, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

David Harrison

Chair and Co-Founder, Boomerang Giving

Young-Lee Hertig

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC)

Julie Horowitz

Senior Vice President, Strategic Talent Solutions, Education Pioneers

Larry Jacobson

Author, Speaker, and Coach @RetireOnFire

Jacquelyn James

Co-Director, Boston College Center on Aging and Work

Caroline Kane

Vice President, AROHE Board of Directors

Kara Keating Copeland

Program Officer
The Cleveland Foundation

Mary L. Lo Re

Professor of Finance and Dean of Adult Education & Extension Programs of the Department for Lifelong Learning, Wagner College

Janet Luce

Director, Encore Fellowships Program, Aspiranet

Kate Luckert Schmid

Program Director, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Joe McCannon

Co-Founder, Billions Institute

Jim McGinley

Encore Fellows Program Director, Social Venture Partners

Sarah McKinney

Encore Innovation Fellow, Encore.org

Amy Merrill

Chief Partnerships Officer
Change Heroes: Journey

Emily Merritt

Director of Intergenerational Initiatives, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Mike Mowery

National Director, Encore Fellowships Network

Jennifer Muñoz

Associate State Director, AARP Michigan

Barbara Raynor

Executive Director, Boomers Leading Change in Health

Bevan Gray Rogel

Founder and President, Encore Tampa Bay

Sharon Rohrbach

Founder, Nurses for Newborns Foundation
and Principal, Dynamic Change Consulting


Roberta Ryan

Business Coach

Kate Schaefers

Coach, Consultant, and Educator @kateschaefers

Phyllis Segal

Vice President, Encore.org; former Board Chair, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Atalaya Sergi

Regional Vice President, Region 3 Jumpstart for Young Children @AtalayaSergi


Barbara Shaiman

Founder, Embrace Your Legacy

Wayne Smutz

Dean of Continuing Education and Extension, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Barbra Stonerock

VP, Community Engagement, Dayton Foundation

Marlene Spalten

President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

David Styers

Manager of Program & Business Development, Presidio Institute

Karen Sughrue

Encore Innovation Fellow, Encore.org



Lisa Taylor

President and Founder, Challenge Factory Inc. @Challengfactory

Joan Tucker

Director, Pace Encore Transition Program, Pace University

Stefanie Weiss

Vice President, Communications and Knowledge Management, America’s Promise Alliance @Stef_Weiss

Betsy Werley

Director, National Expansion, Encore.org

Ruth Wooden

Marketing/Advertising Expert; Master’s Degree Student, Union Theological Seminary

Post Conference Speakers

Elizabeth Bussman Mahler

President, Chesapeake Chapter, Life Planning Network

Sara Zeff Geber

Founder, LifeEncore