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Building a network of people interested in person-centered practices and research

The UB Institute for Person-Centered Care's membership is reaching near and far—from our own backyard to Australia.

Over the next few years we hope to be able to develop some strong collaborative links for researchers and students, people living with frailty or dementia and their care partners across the nation and globally to foster the development of theory and evidence in the care of frail older adults and those with cognitive impairment.

Our Members

Polly Youngren , RN Quality, Providence ElderPlace, Portland, Oregon

Terry Collins, Administrator, Northgate Health Care Facility, North Tonawanda, NY

Hallie Draegert , Nursing Student, Pace University, Dayton, NY

Barbara Sarasin, Geriatric Care Manager, Mount Prospect, IL

Richard D. Baker, Nursing Home Administrator, Churchville, NY

Kim Hughes, Executive Director, Heritage Park, Fort Wayne, IN

Kenneth Rogers, Executive Consultant, Buffalo, NY

Laurie Bauch, MS, OTR/L, Briody Health Care Facility, Lockport New York

Kim Evanoski, Owner, Care Manage For All LLC, Schoellkopf Health Center, Ithaca, NY

Laura Vendryes, RN BSN, Schoellkopf Health Center, Niagara Falls, NY

Kelsey Harvey, Educator, Niagara Falls, ON CANADA

Amanda Brown,  Kirkhaven Transitional & Long-Term Care, Rochester, NY                                              

Helen Louise Azzara , PhD candidate, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA

Amanda Brown, Rochester, NY

Helen Louise Azzara, PhD Candidate, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA

Christine Harrop-Stein, Adjunct Professor, York College of PA, Pennsylvania, NY

Rose Bell, Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY

Tony Szczygiel, Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, NY

Susan Nierenberg, Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, Buffalo, NY

Dorothy Wright-Irwin, Founder, Director, Care with Compassion, Lynn, MA

Lisa Zakes, Director of Clinical Services, Elderwood Health Plan, Williamsville, NY

Mary Luckman, Director of Nursing, Medina Memorial Hospital, Medina, NY

Terry Collins, Administrator, Northgate Health Care Facility, North Tonawanda, NY

Jacqueline Michaels, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Edonn Ball, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Danielle Pelfrey-Duryea, SUNY Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, NY

Laura Lien, UB Department of Rehabilitation Science, Buffalo, NY

Carolyn Montgomery,University at Buffalo, Nursing,Buffalo, NY

Debra Street, University at Buffalo, Sociology, Buffalo, NY

Doendeep Kaur, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Laurie Grealish, Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Australia, Buffalo, NY

Anita Nilsson, Ume University, Nursing, Sweden

Barbara Tschamlayer, Fallon Health Weinberg, Getzville, NY

Stephen O'Connor, Cantebury Christ Church University, Nursing, United Kingdom

Christina Khshalani, Medina Memorial Residential Health Care Facility, Medina, NY

Laura Wirth, University at Buffalo, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, Buffalo, NY

Luanne Bakk, University at Buffalo, Institute on Innovative Aging Policy and Practice, Buffalo, NY

Tarkesh Esfahani, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Xu Wenyao, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Linda Kahn, Primary Care Research Intstitute, Buffalo, NY

Harrison W. Kelly, III, NYS Center for Engineering & Design and Industrial Innovations (NYSCEDII), Buffalo, NY

Machiki Tomita, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Joan Baizer, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Harvey Berman, UB School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Stephanie Argentine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Eduarso Mercado, University at Buffalo, Psychology, Buffalo, NY

Ashley Anker, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Jack Freer, UB School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Marianthi Markatou, University at Buffalo, SPHHP, Buffalo, NY

Evelyn Clingerman, The Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation, Grand Rapids, MI

Pamela Schasel, Licensed Social Worker, Buffalo, NY

Diane Fiebelkorn, Williamsville, NY

Adrienne Belson, Orleans Community Health, Medina, NY

Jennifer Maynard, Orleans Community Health, Medina, NY

Michael Poulin, University at Buffalo, Psychology, Buffalo, NY

James Bono, University at Buffalo, History, Buffalo, NY

Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, UB Family Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Andrew Olewnik, University at Buffalo, Engineering, Buffalo, NY

Mary Ann Meeker, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing, Buffalo NY

Debi Stowell, The Eddy, Cohoes

Kathleen Brauen, Orleans Community Health, Medina, NY

Zhen Liu, University at Buffalo, Economics Department, Buffalo, NY

Dr. Timothy D. O'Connor, Niagara County Community College, Buffalo, NY