The California Collaborative can provide speakers to organizations that want to learn more about services to seniors and persons with disabilities.   The topic and location of the presentation will determine who can do the best job.   Requests should be made to Jack Hailey, staff to the California Collaborative, 916.966.6643 or jack@nullgacinstitute.org.

Sample topics and speakers include the below.

Overview of Cal MediConnect and the Coordinated Care Initiative:

        • Gary Passmore, Congress of California Seniors

In-Home Supportive Services:

    • Karen Keeslar, California Association of Public Authorities
    • Janie Whiteford, California In-Home Supportive Services Consumer Alliance

Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS):

    • Lydia Missaelides, California Association for Adult Day Services

Multipurpose Senior Services Program:

    • Eileen Koons, MSSP Site Association

Skilled Nursing Facilities:

    • Pat Blaisdell, California Hospital Association
    • Jack Christy, LeadingAge California
    • Prescott Cole, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
    • Matt Robinson, California Association of Nursing Facilities

Legal issues in aging and disability services:

    • Deborah Doctor, Disability Rights California
    • Amber Cutler, National Senior Citizens Law Center
    • Vanessa Cajina, Western Center on Law and Poverty

Aging Services and Area Agencies on Aging:

    • Derrell Kelch, California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
    • Sandi Fitzpatrick, California Commission on Aging

Independent Living:

    • Henry Contreras, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
    • Liz Pazdral, State Independent Living Council

Services for persons with developmental disabilities:

    • Tony Anderson, The Arc California
    • Mark Polit, State Council on Developmental Disabilies

The needs of caregivers:

    • Kathy Kelly, Family Caregiver Alliance
    • Kim Rutledge, UDW Homecare Provider Union
    • Brandi Wolf, SEIU/United Long Term Care Workers

Managed care in rural California:

    • Sandi Fitzpatrick, California Commission on Aging
    • Forest Harlan, Diversability Advocacy Network