How Elders, Caregivers & Senior Services Are Influencing & Inventing Thoughtful Technologies

 UCSF Mission Bay, Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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Anne Hinton
Executive Director of Department of Aging and Adult Services for the City and County of San Francisco
In this capacity, Anne Hinton has respon­si­bil­ity for In-Home Sup­port­ive Ser­vices, Adult Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices, Pub­lic Guardian, Pub­lic Con­ser­va­tor, Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tor, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Payee, Vet­er­ans Ser­vices, Infor­ma­tion and Refer­ral, and the Part­ner­ship for Com­mu­nity Based Care and Sup­port. In addi­tion the Depart­ment funds 45 com­mu­nity ser­vice providers for pro­grams such as con­gre­gate meals, senior cen­ters, home deliv­ered meals, case man­age­ment, fam­ily care­giv­ing, etc.  Her career spans more than 25 years includ­ing posi­tions as the Direc­tor of Home Care, Care Man­age­ment and Fidu­ciary Ser­vices Depart­ment for the Insti­tute on Aging, the Direc­tor of Aging Ser­vices for San Fran­cisco Catholic Char­i­ties and Direc­tor of the South San Fran­cisco Senior Ser­vices. Ms. Hin­ton has expe­ri­ence as a lecturer/teacher in the field of Gerontology.

Stephen Johnston
MBA, Co-Founder of Aging 2.0
Stephen Johnston MBA is the co-founder of Aging2.0, a global innovation platform, and Generator Ventures, an early-stage fund focused on aging and long-term care. Stephen has worked in strategy and business development in the mobile, media and health sectors for multiple F500 companies in both Europe and America, and is passionate about the power of mobile technology and collaborative networks to improve lives around the world. He is co-founder of the Innovation Leaders Fund, a global equity fund, founder of Fordcastle, an innovation consultancy, and is co-author of Growth Champions (Wiley, 2012), a book about sustainable corporate growth. Stephen serves on the board of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), and Music and Memory, 501c3 nonprofits focused on improving the quality of life for older people. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

David Lindeman
PhD, Director Health, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) UC Berkeley, and Director of Center for Technology & Aging
David Lindeman, Ph.D., is the Director of Health at the University of California Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and Director of the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA).  He also serves as Co-Director of the Aetna Foundation Center for Digital Innovation for Vulnerable Populations at the Public Health Institute and is an advisor to foundations, government agencies, businesses, and venture capital firms.  Dr. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for over 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator, focusing on health care technology, chronic disease, and healthy aging.  He has conducted research on family caregiving, long-term supportive services, cognitive health and dementia, community-based and residential services, the long-term care work force, and health care policy.  Dr. Lindeman’s current research focus is on the incubation, start-up, and scaling of transformative technology-enabled interventions that tackle critical health care challenges in improving access and quality of care while reducing costs.

The CITRIS Health program is a multidisciplinary research collaboratory at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz that develops information technology solutions through the interface of hardware and software.  CITRIS researchers focus on mobile health, apps, and gamification; sensors; telehealth; and big data and data analytics. These technology-enabled solutions cover a continuum of health care and aging issues, ranging from wellness to complex chronic conditions.  The CITRIS innovation ecosystem addresses some of the most pressing challenges in health care through its incubator, innovation labs, nanofabrication lab, and Center for Health and Technology.  Through public/private partnerships CITRIS is a leader in translating research into practice.  CITRIS serves as a hub for US and international partnerships between universities, governments and businesses to advance scalable and sustainable health technology solutions.

Jack Lloyd
BSME, Inventor

Jack Lloyd pioneered the Nellcor (standard) pulse oximeter, that little clip nurses put on your finger in the hospital to measure your oxygen, now the standard in hospitals and clinics worldwide. He also invented an in-home monitoring system for critically-ill heart failure patients, and built a company with the largest base of home-monitored patients in the US.  He founded and managed several high tech companies in the medical device, medical service and drug delivery areas. Jack is Founder and Principal in several companies developing drug delivery systems and non-invasive measurement and monitoring. Previously, he was: Founder of Alere Medical (monitoring patients at home for heart failure and other chronic diseases – sold to Inverness, now Alere, in 2007); Founder, President and Chairman of Aradigm (developed, manufactured and licensed devices and systems for aerosol drug delivery for systemic effect, including insulin – IPO in 1996); Founder and President of Nellcor Incorporated (anesthesia monitoring, developer of the pulse oximeter. – IPO in 1987, now part of Covidien); owned patents in digital hearing aid (licensed to ReSound and sold to Siemens in 1995); and was Founder and President of Humphrey Instruments (ophthalmic instruments – sold to Smith Kline in 1980, now part of Zeiss). Jack has served on the public boards of Nellcor, Aradigm, Aspect Medical, and Molecular Dynamics and is a director, investor and advisor to several medical device and drug delivery companies. He presently serves as on the advisory committee to the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and as chairman of the Bioengineering Industrial Advisory Board at Berkeley.  Jack has a BSME from University of California, Berkeley and holds 30 US Patents.  Most recently, he co-founded a new home-sensor system, called SafeInHome.

Richard Caro
Ph.D, Tech-Enhanced Life
Dr. Richard G. Caro is co-founder of Tech-enhanced Life, a Public Benefit corporation with the mission of improving the quality of life of the aging and their families. He is also CEO of TangibleFuture, Inc., an interventional management consultancy.  Richard’s prior experience includes operational roles in high tech companies in Silicon Valley and Boston. He was CEO (founder) of Vital Insite, a venture-backed, medical device start-up, developing noninvasive monitoring products; Engineering Program Manager at Coherent, one of the world’s largest laser manufacturers; and CTO (employee #5) of Summit Technology, a pioneer in the laser refractive surgery (LASIK) business. Before entering industry, he was a member of the research staff at Stanford University. Richard has been responsible for development of a number of successful products; has 24 issued patents; and received a Ph.D in Physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is an active member of several Silicon Valley angel investor groups, with a particular focus on the intersection of healthcare, aging, and technology.

Barbara Beskind
BS, Occupational Therapist & 91-year-old tech designer for IDEO
Barbara Knickerbocker Beskind is a designer and internationally recognized pioneer in the field of occupational therapy. Barbara graduated from the Home Economics School of Syracuse University with a BS in Applied Arts and Design in 1945. She trained as an occupational therapist through the U.S. Army’s War Emergency Course during World War II and served for 20 years, retiring as a major in 1966. She went on to found the Princeton Center for Learning Disorders, one of the first independent private occupational therapy practices in in the U.S. She is the author of a clinical textbook on occupational therapy and holds a patent for inflatable equipment that helps children improve their balance. The American Occupational Therapy Association honored Barbara as a Charter Fellow in recognition of her innovative therapeutic techniques.

In January 2013, Barbara saw IDEO founder David Kelley speak on 60 Minutes about the importance of cultivating a diversity of experience among team members developing new products and services. Barbara wrote to the company, offering to help IDEO design for an aging population. She soon began working in IDEO’s Bay Area offices and has been directly involved with client projects related to contact lenses, dynamic eyeglass frames, health care delivery, and retirement home services.

Moderator: Mary Hulme
LCSW, Moonstone Geriatrics
Mary grew up in San Francisco, CA and received her Master’s in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her clinical license in 2004 and went on to earn specialized certifications in gerontology and healthcare. After spending more than 15 years working as a dementia specialist and healthcare advocate, she founded Moonstone Geriatrics, a consulting firm focused on helping older people and their families. In addition to running her practice, she is the mental health consultant for San Francisco North and South of Market Adult Day Health Care as well as a geriatric consultant for Tech-enhanced Life, a company focused on utilizing technology to improve the quality of life for the aging population.  Mary routinely presents her “Tech Talks” in an assortment of settings

Kari Snowberg
MA, UCSF Dept of Physiological Nursing, Project Manager of LEAF (Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers)
Kari received her M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2005. Determined to merge her counseling skills with preventative mental health intervention development, she joined the Cultivating Emotional Balance trial at UCSF and subsequently coordinated the Cultivating Emotional Balance in the Classroom trial at San Francisco State.  A dedicated practitioner of meditation and various awareness-based therapy and communication modalities, she is most interested in the development of accessible mental health interventions for the under-served working population.  Kari is now Project Director of LEAF.  English-speaking participants with access to wifi internet receive 1-on-1 skill-building sessions, delivered by videoconferencing on a study-supplied tablet computer. Participants will also complete online surveys and home practice activities.  LEAF is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (division of the National Institutes of Health).

Claire McDonnell
Co-Founder of True Link Financial
Claire is the Co-Founder of True Link Financial, a financial technology company dedicated to helping boomers protect their older loved ones’ financial well-being and independence. True Link enables older adults to spend their money safely without falling prey to scams, misleading marketing, or outright fraud via a caregiver-managed spending monitor, mobile alerts, and debit card. At True Link, Claire leads product and operations with a focus on user-centric design. Prior to True Link, Claire founded Awardly, a mobile wellness rewards platform. Earlier in her career, she was a Runway Entrepreneur focused on new product development at Innovation Endeavors, Eric Schmidt’s venture capital firm, a management consultant with The Bridgespan Group, Bain & Company’s social sector affiliate, and a member of the marketing and operations teams at Teach For America. Claire founded True Link because of her family’s challenges with this issue as her grandmother aged.

Connie Chow
MBA, CEO of Daily Caring
Connie Chow is a founder of DailyCaring, a website and daily email newsletter for families caring for older adults. Along with a 15+ year technology career, Connie has been a hands-on caregiver for her grandmother for 20 years. She knows firsthand how tough the job is and how important support is — especially in the form of practical solutions, useful resources, and positive attitude. Prior to DailyCaring, she was a VP at Wells Fargo Bank, managing development of key online banking services. Connie has an MBA from USC and an Economics degree from Cal Berkeley.

Alex Go
LivWell Health, CEO & Co-Founder
Alex has 20+ years in strategic planning, sales, and management consulting in healthcare and information technology.  Prior to LivWellHealth, Alex led Intel Health’s market development team in the US & Asia.   Alex has also been a caregiver for his mother, after her stroke, which prompted him to found LivWell Health.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao
LCSW & App Creator
She was the lead instructor and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care (MBDC) program at UCSF OSHER Center for Integrative Medicine. She has been a consultant for communities and individuals involved in dementia care, co-founder of  Senior Living Consult, advisor for Living Well Assisted Living at Home, and member of  the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) Associate Member Speakers’ Bureau. Marguerite is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and was Clinical Director at Lakeside Park Specialized Elder Care Community. Marguerite is also a student of mindfulness meditation, and ex- Zen Hospice volunteer. She shares her mindfulness practice in her award-winning Mind Deep blog. Marguerite is a contributor for the Huffington Post where she writes on aging, end-of-life, dementia care, and mindfulness. Marguerite has an MSW from Loyola University of Chicago, an MBA from University of Chicago, and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris. Last, but not least, Marguerite is Co-Founder of Neurocern, a new brain health tech startup, that offers virtual brain health solutions to health systems.

Dr. Aenor Sawyer
MD, MS, Associate Director, Strategic Relations, UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation, and Assistant Clinical Director in Orthopaedics/Director of UCSF Skeletal Health Service
As an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr Sawyer combines her interest in innovation with her clinical expertise in Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, and Exercise Physiology to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care. She is Director of the UCSF Skeletal Health Service and Director of the Pediatric Bone Health Consortium, helping Pediatric to Geriatric patients optimize their bone health across their lifespans.

In addition, Dr Sawyer plays a leadership role in digital health innovation as the Associate Director of Strategic Relations for the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) and the Associate Director of the Digital Health track in the CTSI Catalyst accelerator. She is a Clinical Adviser to ROCK HEALTH, a nonprofit Healthcare IT incubator. In 2011 Dr. Sawyer co-founded (with Pierre Theodore) the Trinity System, a HIPAA compliant, web-based collaboration technology for virtual Tumor Board and multidisciplinary management (MDM) of complex patients.

Dr. Sawyer has served on UCSF IT committees for Telemedicine, and Web-based/ mobile technology, and is a member of the NIH CTSA TSIG Telehealth Committee. As an ‘Expedition Medic’ for world-record ocean rowers, she has employed remote sensing/communication to provide remote medical coverage and co-developed WEARHUB with Archinoetics. She is now faculty advisor to the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium, Project Director for Roboimplant. She is co-developing (Marshall Stoller, Herman Baga) a safe early-mobility device for in-patients (Mobi-us).

Dr Sawyer’s career includes 10 years as a Physical Therapist, after which she received an M.S. in Human Physiology and her M.D. from the University of California, Davis. Upon completion of her Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Stanford University, she completed fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Paediatric/Adolescent Sports Medicine, both at Boston Children’s Hospital, in the Harvard Orthopaedic program.