Tickets for the 2020 Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging are $125 per person.

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Schedule below is tentative.


Registration Opens: 1:30pm

Welcome & Plenary Session: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Welcome & Award Reception: 5:15pm – 7:00pm


Registration Opens: 7:00am

Programing: 8:00am – 4:30pm


Combatting the Demise of Older Adults at The Hands of Opioid Abuse & Misuse

Innovative Geriatric Mental Health Treatment in Long Term Care Communities

PACE: An Innovative Approach to Managing Social Determinants and Population Health

Lessons Learned About Leading Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Initiatives

LGBTQ+ Aging: Invisible in Plain Sight

Liveable Communities that Promote Community Engagement & Involvement

Neighborhoods, Neighbors, and Resident Affiliations: Building Livable Communities

Rethinking the Continuum of Care

Retirement Options for older adults with ID/DD

The Impact of the BRI Care Consultation Program to Support Persons with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers

“The Intersection”

Michelle Thomas, Program Coordinator, Virginia Insurance, Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP)
Linh Nghe, M.Ed., Prevention Director, Child and Family Services Division

Alice Straker, LCSW, RAFT Program Director
Ndidi Uzowihe, MSW, Mental Health Therapist, Supervisee in Social Work

Dr. Ann Wells, Chief Medical Officer for Population Health, InnovAge
Josh McGilliard, Executive Director, InnovAge

Nancy Brossoie, Sr. Research Scientist, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech
Ron Boyd, Chief Executive Officer and President, Local Office on Aging, Roanoke, VA
Jane King, Chair, Strategic Planning, Alexandria Commission on Aging, Alexandria, VA
Laurie Young, Arlington Age Friendly Task Force, Arlington, VA
Steve Zollos, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Norfolk, VA

Roland Winston, Co-Founder, Virginia Council on LGBTQ+
Tim R. Johnston, PhD, SAGE Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders, Senior Director of National Projects

Merrill Friedman, Senior Director, Disability Policy Engagement

Nancy Brossoie, Sr. Research Scientist, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech
Tina King, Executive Director, New River Valley Agency on Aging, Pulaski, VA
Laurie Young, Arlington Age Friendly Task Force, Arlington, VA

Nancy Fagan, CMC/Executive Director, Eldertree Care Management
Loretta Morris Williams, Attorney/Partner, HALE BALL PLC

Sandi Dallhoff, CTRS
Evan Braff, CTRS
Evan Jones, CRC, CRP

Christine J. Jensen, PhD., Director, Health Services Research, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health
Terry Sweaney, LPN, CGCM, CSA, Dementia Care Consultant, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging & Lifelong Health
Samantha Fields, Dementia Care Coordinator, University of Virginia
Elizabeth Boyd, Dementia Care Coordinator, UVA Memory and Aging Care Clinic
Carol Manning, Ph.D. ABPP-CN, Director Memory and Aging Care Clinic, Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia

Regina Sayers, Exec. Director, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Brian Beck, CFO, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Joe Ratliff, Director Transit, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Wayne Damron, Director Care Coordination, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens