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As part of its 25thanniversary, Health Foundation of South Florida and its affiliate Florida Health Networks, will convene influential industry leaders and policy makers for a full day Healthy Aging Forum on patient empowerment through evidence-based educational solutions on Tuesday, September 25 at FIU’s Kovens Conference Center in North Miami.

The Healthy Aging Forum, an invitation-only event, includes information on the latest implementation best practice guidelines, integrated systems success stories and quantifiable results and outcomes. Attending this Forum will give healthcare law firms, health plans, health care providers, hospitals, medical centers and community-based organizations the edge on how to approach older adult population and community needs.

To request an invitation and see how innovation is revolutionizing healthy aging, send an email with your company and contact information by September 17 to Shari Gantman at

Melida Akiti, LCSW
Vice President
Ambulatory and Community Services
Memorial Health System
HFSF/FHN Committee Chair
Hollywood, FL

Anne De Biasi
Director of Policy Development
Trust for America’s Health
Washington, DC

Peggy Haynes, MPA
Senior Director
MaineHealth’s Partnership for Healthy Aging (PFHA)
And Elder Care Services
Portland, Maine

Randall Hunt, MBA
President and CEO
Senior Resource Alliance
Orlando, FL

Jeff Johnson
State Director
AARP Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida

Kate Lorig, Dr PH
Professor Emerita at Stanford University School of Medicine
Founding Partner, Self-Management Resource Center
Palo Alto, California

Steven Marcus, EdD
President and CEO
Health Foundation of South Florida
Florida Health Networks
Miami, Florida

Tim McNeill, RN, MPH
Healthcare Consultant
Washington, DC

Carol N. Montoya, FMD, MPH, CCHW
Network Director
Florida Health Networks
Miami, Florida

Martha Pelaez, PhD
Consultant and emeritus Regional Advisor for Aging
World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization
Miami, Florida

Richard Prudom
Deputy Secretary/Chief of Staff
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Tallahassee, Florida

Jennifer Raymond, JD, MBA
Healthy Living Center of Excellence
Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Alexandra Salazar, CPC
Senior Business Development & Contracting Director
Provider Network Solutions
Miami, Florida

Linda Schotthoefer
Senior Director of Community Initiatives
United Way of Miami-Dade
Miami, Florida

Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, FAAHB, FGSA
Center for Population Health and Aging
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Lesley Steinman, MSW, MPH
Research Scientist
Health Promotion Research Center
University of Washington School of Public Health
Seattle, Washington