Jackie Pinkowitz – http://daanow.org
As managing partner of FuturAge and Board Chair of the Dementia Action Alliance, Jackie focuses on enhancing person-centered/directed healthcare, services and living in the aging and disability sectors across home, community and residential settings. Advancing consumer choice and providers’ operational excellence are fundamental values she incorporates in working with national organizations, corporations, and providers across the social services and healthcare sectors.
Her commitment to consumer engagement and empowerment through information, outreach, and technology led to her serving as Consumer Advisor to QualityHealth.com; creating national consumer-centered initiatives for corporations; and consulting with technology application companies to advance quality of care and quality of life. Jackie honed her marketing and communication skills at ASI, an advertising research firm, attaining the position of Senior Vice-President. She is a frequent speaker at national and state conferences, summits and legislative hearings on advancing person-centered principles, policies, and practices across an integrated healthcare and long term services and supports system.
Jakcie was a co-leader of the Retirement Research Foundation Project: “Coalesce and Connect – Building a National Network of Dementia Care Voices and received the 2015 Edna Stilwell Writing Award from the Journal of Gerontological Nursing along with co-authors for the article based on that project.
She earned her M.Ed. from Rutgers University & holds advanced certification in special needs populations. She designs consumer and patient outreach programs for corporations and nonprofit organizations; co-authors person-centered curricula and training materials; co-created a multidisciplinary web seminar at the University of Maryland Baltimore GECC which was awarded the CEAL Health Care Program Certificate of Excellence in 2009.