Steering Committee

  • Chair:

    Regina E. Sofer*, CEO, The Sofer Consulting Group, Tallahassee, FL.

  • Secretary/Treasurer:

    Dottie Hinkle*, Eden Alternative at Home Associate and Eden Alternative Mentor.

  • Communications Work Group Liaison:

    Rick Machemer*, Consultant, Biogerontology, Walworth, NY.

  • Consumer Work Group Liaison:

    Christopher Mulrooney*, Assistant Dean/COO, College of Medicine/Department of Geriatrics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

  • Provider Work Group Liaison:

    Diane Hall, CEO*, Balanced Senior Nutrition Solutions, Malabar, FL.

  • Resource Development Work Group Liaison:

    Cathy Lieblich, Director of Network Relations, Pioneer Network, Apopka, FL.

  • Members at Large:

    Mel Coppola*, Owner, Hearts in Care, Tampa, FL.

    Dawne Dries, Vice President of Operations, Signature Healthcare, DeFuniak Springs, FL.

    Lori Gonzalez, Research Faculty, Claude Pepper Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

    Mille Sorger, Director of Health Services, The Mayflower, Winter Park, FL.

*Also, a member of the Executive Committee

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