Jullie is a principal at Aging Wisdom, a care management firm in Seattle, Washington. She combines three decades of experience in healthcare and aging, is an award winning care manager and is Past President of the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers).
Jullie attended the University of Washington where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare, Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Specialization in Healthcare, and a Certificate in Geriatric Mental Health. Jullie has been an Affiliate instructor for the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She participates in local community advisory groups focused on aging.
Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Advanced Professional/Fellow Member of the National Association of Professional Care Managers. In 2003, Stephanie founded Elder Options, Inc. after working as a Professional Geriatric Care Manager since 1995. Stephanie served on the Board of the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) for 6 years and has also served as the President of the Aging Life Care Association Florida Chapter.
Amy Abrams holds a joint Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health from San Diego State University, and is the Education and Outreach Manager for Alzheimer’s San Diego, an innovative non-profit organization that provides care and support to those impacted by dementia, while advancing critical disease research. She is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s community education and professional training programs, delivering vital information for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, caregivers, and the professional community.
Amy has been a member of the Aging Life Care Association® since 2004, and served on the Board of Directors at both the national and chapter levels. She has worked in the field of aging services for nearly two decades, and held the CMC certification through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers for ten years. Amy co-founded a care management and in-home care organization in San Diego, California, and is a passionate educator and vocal advocate for aging and disabled adults everywhere.
Byron Cordes received a Masters in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1994. Since 2002, he has owned and operated Sage Care Management, a Professional Aging Life CareTM Management agency, providing advocacy, education and support to seniors. Byron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and holds an Advanced Certification in Social Work Case Management from the National Association of Social Workers. His background includes medical social work/case management and clinical work with adults. For ten years, he served as an Adjunct/Visiting Assistant Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Byron has had his writings published on geriatrics and caregiving and has spoken at aging conferences across the country. He served as the 2012 President of the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers). Byron is active with several community organizations and boards, including the Alzheimer’s Association and his local Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Harriette Grooh is a Clinical Psychologist who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University and her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Lone Mountain College, now University of San Francisco. In 1983 she established her private, for-profit interdisciplinary consultation and care management firm which serves the behavioral, bio-psycho-social needs of older adults and disabled beneficiaries of individual trusts and family offices in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.
She is a founding director and past-president of the Western Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association, and past board member of the ALCA, formerly known as National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. She is an Advanced Professional member of the ALCA and a certified care manager through the auspices of the National Academy of Certified Care Managers.
Mary Kay Krokowski BSN, MA, CMC, is the President and owner of Aging Advisors, LLC, a Care Management company serving central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the Boston College School of Nursing, Honors Curriculum program. She received a Masters in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College, focusing on ethics with medical decision making. She is a Fellow of the Leadership Academy of the Aging Life Care Association®, and a past Executive Board Member. She is also certified in Care Management from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers since 2004.
Mary Kay was Co-Chair of the National Conference of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers held in Philadelphia in 2013. She has been the National Chair of many Committees for NAPGCM, including Member and Chapter Relations, multiple shared responsibilities on Committees dealing with Peer and Business Development within the National Association. She was a speaker at the Center for Guardianship Studies in 2012, spoke at the New Jersey Guardianship Conference in 2013, and represented family and elder discussions at the NJ State Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training in 2015.