DISRUPT AGING PROGRAM
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday May 7
Emcees, Jackie Boland & Gerry Silva
The New Realities of Aging - 21st Century Facts and Trends
Barbara Kim Stanton
Barbara Kim Stanton has been the State Director of AARP Hawaii since 2005. With nearly 38 million members, including 150,000 in Hawaii, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.
Margaret "Peggy" Perkinson
Margaret A. Perkinson, PhD, Director of Center on Aging, University of Hawai`i, is a medical anthropologist and social gerontologist specializing in global aging, dementia care research, and cultural dimensions of aging. She is editor-in-chief of Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology and is on Humanities & Arts Committee, Gerontological Society of America.
Dr. Cullen Hayashida
Eldercare Programs Advisor
Cullen Hayashida was the founder of KCC’s Kupuna Education Center. While trained as an academic, since 1979 he has helped develop about 40 elder care service projects and provided technical assistance in East Asia. He presently serves as a Program Advisor to St. Francis Healthcare System’s active aging initiative. In 2014, he was the principal author of the State Office on Aging’s White Paper called “The 2020 Vision on Active Aging”.
Changing the Conversation - Reinventing and Thriving
Marie Louise Ansak
In 1971, Marie Louise Ansak was designed a cutting edge home and community based care model that went national (PACE). After retiring in 1993, she sailed around the Caribbean and the Pacific. Eventually she landed in Singapore where she lived for 5 years and helped create a replication of the PACE program model.
Jay Fidell is a founder of Bendet, Fidell, Sakai & Lee and practices in the areas of Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant and Business. Mr. Fidell has served on various community and professional boards the High Tech Development Corporation and the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii and the Hawai'i Strategic Development Corporation. He has been volunteer host of ThinkTech Hawai'i, a radio program featuring high-tech entrepreneurs and business leaders.
A lover and reader of history, Mike Malaghan has visited 200 countries, starting with the Peace Corps in 1966. While Mike spent a lifetime in the overseas corporate world, he always thought of himself as a writer. He retired in 2003 to follow his calling. Married to a Japanese, living in Hawaii, he knew the story of the Picture Brides who gave their sons to the 442/100th regiment was the stuff of a good novel: Woman of Silk and Steel: A Family Saga of Hawaii’s Japanese Immigrants. A Novel
Take Control of Your Health at Any Age
Joy Barua is Senior Director of Government & Community Relations, and Community Benefit for Kaiser Permanente. He leads regional government affairs and serves as advocate on issues, policies and priorities. He also promotes community health via statewide charitable efforts, strategic external relations, community engagement and advocacy.
Dr. Mitzi Gold
Dr. Mitzi Gold has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is the founder of the Mars & Venus Counseling Center of Hawaii. She assists people in developing the skills and options to live life successfully including having fulfilling relationships, meaningful work, healthy minds and bodies, and the desire to keep striving for their dreams
Dr. Virginia Hinshaw
Dr. Virginia Hinshaw is Chancellor Emeritus of UH Mānoa and Professor in the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Her research focused on influenza viruses in humans, lower mammals and birds. In 2014, she established the Dr. Rosita Leong Mini-Medical School on Healthy Aging for the public with JABSOM and UH Foundation. She also is a Hawai‘i Master’s Javelin Champion.
There's an App for That
Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data/knowledge in Hawaii, including policy work and community collaborations. He has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector, he produces and co-hosts a weekly science and technology show on Hawaii Public Radio (NPR Affiliate) called Bytemarks Cafe and co-host the Geek Beat on Hawaii News Now Sunrise.
Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong, ED is responsible for programs, services, and activities of Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii. She is internationally and nationally recognized as an advocate for persons with disabilities and is a consultant to the US Department of State, HI departments and legislators on assistive technology issues
Put Your Experience to Work
Phyllis Horner, PhD, author of “Powerful Choices for Mid-Career Women,” is a workplace psychologist based in Honolulu. She helps executives and professionals to excel in their careers, change jobs, and get new gigs in the new world of work.
Carleen MacKay is an Emergent Workforce / Alternative Career Planning expert, Her writing and speaking focuses on helping people improve their competitive value in this fast changing, technologically advancing global economy. She is especially interested in multi-generational emergent workers looking at alternative career options as contrasted with "traditional" jobs
Stan Jacobs isn’t ready to retire, in spite of having reached traditional retirement age. As a financial planner and community volunteer he chooses to work for joy rather than money. He puts his experience to work helping people eliminate their fears and identify the cause and path to their own joy.
Design Your Life
Makana Risser Chai
Makana Risser Chai is the author of Be Fit in No Time. An attorney who founded a Silicon Valley training company, she ended up in the hospital, and in 1998 decided to move to Hawai'i. She is now a certified massage therapist, stress and wellness consultant, forgiveness facilitator, and instructor of yoga and Pilates. The author of two books on ancient Hawaiian healing, she speaks on Mindful Multitasking and work-life balance for corporations and associations.
Pratibha Eastwood is a licensed psychologist, certified Sandplay therapist, a marriage and family therapist, and SEP. She is a U.C. Berkley graduate and taught at the California State University, and provided holistic health and meditation workshops to the community. She runs a successful private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. She created the play called Aging is Not for Sissies, which appeared to rave reviews in Hawaii and around the country
James Rumford is a prizewinning artist, illustrator, author and publisher of children’s books, both locally and nationally.
Jo Pruden is a veteran actor who has played and won Po‘okela Awards on all of Honolulu community theatre stages,
Jody Mishan is the Consultant for the Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative, a 3-year grant awarded to the UH Center on Aging from the Administration for Community Living. From 2012 to 2015 she coordinated Hawaii 2025: State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias for the Executive Office on Aging. She was primary caregiver for her father who had Alzheimer’s Disease for eight years.
Changing the Rules/Designing Our Communities
Adrienne Dillard. MSW, LSW
Adrienne Dillard is Executive Director at Kula no na Po`e Hawaii, non-profit organization that provides educational activities for members of the Hawaiian Homestead communities of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine Streamside.
Harrison Rue is Community Building and TOD Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu. He leads implementation of transit-oriented development strategies around Honolulu’s rail line, including catalytic project development, infrastructure investments, financial tools, updated codes and zoning, connectivity and rail access, placemaking and open space, and affordable housing policies.