Dr. Jennifer Stelter
About Dr. Jennifer StelterJennifer Stelter, Psy.D., CDP, CADDCT, CCTP, The Oil Doctor, Psy.D.™, is a clinical psychologist and John’s Hopkins Press author, who specializes in dementia and mental health care. She is the Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) for the Resident Engagement Institute and the Director of Product Research at Linked Senior. Dr. Stelter has 20 years experience in the healthcare field and over a dozen years in the senior living industry. She is also the co-owner and CEO of NeuroEssence, LLC, owner of The Oil Doctor, Psy.D., LLC, Staff Psychologist at Allow Wellness and Care Navigators, and Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College. Dr. Stelter developed the Dementia Connection Model©, a new model in the dementia care field that explains the why, how, and what of this disease to better strengthen the connection between the person with dementia and their caregiver. She highlights this model in her new book, The Busy Caregiver’s Guide to Advanced Alzheimer Disease. At NeuroEssence, Dr. Stelter, along with her business partner, Jessica Ryan, provides education and training, program development, and consultation services in dementia, mental and behavioral health.
About Rachelle BloughRachelle is a certified therapeutic recreational specialist, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia trainer, and the owner of Rachelle Blough LTD Consulting. She has been in senior care for 25 years and has held various community, regional, corporate and national positions in operations and programming. Rachelle provides consulting and training to various senior care providers. In addition she serves part time as Vice President of Corporate Training for the National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D.
About Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D.Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., originally developed the use of the Montessori method as an intervention for use with persons with dementia. He is a noted psychologist specializing in applied research in gerontology, and currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Dr. Camp gives workshops on designing cognitive and behavioral interventions for dementia internationally.
About Robert EspinozaRobert Espinoza is the Vice President of Policy at PHI, where he oversees its national advocacy, research, and public education division on the direct care workforce. In 2020, he was selected for the first-ever CARE 100 list of the most innovative people working to re-imagine how we care in America today and as one of Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers in Aging. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Society on Aging and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Dr. Emi Kiyota
About Dr. Emi KiyotaEmi Kiyota, Ph.D. is the founder and director of Ibasho, an organization that facilitates the co-creation with elders of socially integrated, sustainable communities that value their elders. Dr. Kiyota holds a Ph.D. in architecture – Environment and Behavior Studies – from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Horticulture Therapy from Kansas State University. She is an environmental gerontologist and a consultant with over 20 years’ experience in designing and implementing person-centered care in long-term care facilities and hospitals globally. She is an organizational culture-change specialist, currently serves as a consultant to implement person-centered care practice in long term care facilities. She has published journal articles and book chapters in Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States and has done pre-design programming for senior housing and addiction treatment centers in the United States and abroad.
In addition to making a vast array of contributions to national and international initiatives focused on quality improvement in the built environment for long-term care and aging services, Emi holds great concern for the needs of elders in the developing world. Over the past several years, Emi has dedicated her energies to developing ageing valued community projects in Japan, Nepal, and Philippines. To this end, Emi has formed Ibasho, embodying the Japanese concept of “a place where one feels at home being one’s self” with a group of like-minded colleagues. Ibasho aims to create socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable communities that value their elders. With this vision, She has been involved in development for housing and services for elders in Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Ivory Coast.
Her current focus is on creating socially integrated and resilient cities where elders are engaged and able to actively participate in their communities. She serves on the board of directors of the Global Ageing Network. Dr. Kiyota has been awarded fellowships to investigate this topic, including the Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, the Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship for a one month residency on an ‘Innovative Response to Global Aging’ from the Rockefeller Foundation. She worked on developing her idea on creating a process for community planning that embraces and engages elders for the benefit of all. She‘s also been awarded the Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute at University of California, San Francisco.