Margaret Calkins, PhD, EDAC, is nationally recognized as a creative, dynamic leader, trainer andresearcher in the field of environments for elders. She is Executive Director of The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation, the only national philanthropy exclusively committed to person-centeredlong-term care in the US. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus onissues of care for cognitively impaired older adults, she is a highly sought after speaker forconferences in the US and abroad. Maggie currently serves on the board of the Pioneer Network.
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant.Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put thefocus of care on the person’s preferences, interests and abilities. With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, facilitating ground-breaking research, and managing innovative person-centered care projects for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve. Jennifer serves on the Association Montessori International Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia and is the only person in the US teaching this international program. Jennifer is the author of 5 nationally recognized books on dementia including the silver-medal winning Creative Connections in Dementia Care and I Care, the gold-medal winning work that also received a 5-star rating as a Reader Favorite. Jennifer is widely known for her revolutionary work in the Spaced Retrieval memory intervention, pioneering this area of study and publishing 2 books on the subject.