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ICAA is pleased to partner with the American Society on Aging to bring you the Legacy Interviews, hosted by Ken Dychtwald PhD.

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The Legacy Interviews is a 12-week webcast series featuring interviews with diverse legendary pathfinders who have spent decades in the field of aging, health and social services.


Ken Dychtwald, PhD
Ken Dychtwald, PhD, is a psychologist, gerontologist, entrepreneur and best-selling author of 18 books on aging-related issues, including “Age Wave,” “Healthy Aging,” “New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success,” and two new books: “What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life’s Third Age” and “Radical Curiosity: One Man’s Search for Cosmic Magic and a Purposeful Life.” Over the past 40-plus years, Ken has emerged as one of the United States’ foremost visionaries and original thinkers regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare, economic and workforce implications of global aging. Since 1986, he has been the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, an acclaimed think tank and consultancy with a client list that includes more than half of the Fortune 500 companies. He has served as a fellow with the World Economic Forum, and was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. Ken has twice received the American Society on Aging’s ASA Award for outstanding national leadership, and American Demographics Magazine honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers across the past quarter century.


Episode 1 with Paul Nathanson

Paul Nathanson, JD, is a national leader in legal services and elder justice. Nathanson founded Justice in Aging (JIA) (formerly the National Senior Citizens law Center) and was its Executive Director from 1972–1980. He returned to lead Justice in Aging from 2008–2013, and now serves as special counsel, working on projects such as its efforts to restore and improve the Supplemental Security Income program. In between, he was the director of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Institute of Public Law, and a member of the law school faculty, where he is now emeritus. In 2018 ASA honored Paul with its Hall of Fame Award. Paul is a past president of the American Society on Aging and a founding member of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. He also has served as National Secretary of the Gray Panthers and is a past Chair of the Board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM); he is currently on the NCPSSM Board.


Episode 2 with Imani Woody, PhD

Imani Woody, PhD, is the founding director and CEO of Mary's House for Older Adults, Inc., a nonprofit serving LGBTQ/SGL elders experiencing housing insecurity and isolation. She is principal of IWF Consulting, LLC, providing board and staff development, and has been a life coach for more than 10 years. She has served on the board of directors of the Mautner Project for lesbians, the Women in the Life Association, and Whitman Walker Lesbian Services, and is the former Chair of SAGE Metro DC. Dr. Woody was appointed Commissioner to the Office of LGBTQ Affairs by former DC Mayor Vincent Gray and current Mayor Muriel Bowser, and was recently appointed Commissioner by Bowser to serve on the Global Age-Friendly Task Force. Dr. Woody is the Program Officer for the 50+ Ministry of Metropolitan Community Churches and serves on the Board of the LGBT Technology Institute. Dr. Woody retired from AARP to start Mary’s House and recently, she secured an expert board of advisors and a commitment of $1.2 million from the District of Columbia to begin construction on the first Mary’s House dwelling in Washington, DC.


Episode 3 with Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, is Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. A world-renowned geriatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fried has led ongoing innovation across her career supporting the goal of healthy longevity. Innovations include substantial scientific advancements in defining frailty as a medical syndrome and its causes; leading NIH-funded population-based studies to determine the definition, causes, consequences and prevention of frailty, chronic diseases, multimorbidity, loneliness and disability in aging. Dr. Fried is co-designer and founder of the Experience Corps, a groundbreaking model for older adult volunteerism designed to deploy older volunteers' social capital to foster children’s elementary school success and promote the health of the older volunteers, now in 23 U.S. cities and multiple countries, under the auspices of AARP. She was appointed co-chair of the National Academy of Medicine’s 2019–2022 Global Commission on a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity, is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, and of its executive Council, and past President of the Association of American Physicians.


Episode 4 with Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN

Jennie Chin Hansen , RN, MS, FAAN, is chair of The SCAN Foundation and serves on health-related boards involving care delivery transformation, long-term services financing and chronic care innovation, as well as intergenerational health and well-being for elders. She is a consultant to the Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, working on a San Francisco initiative to develop safer and more appropriate care through Geriatric Emergency Departments and emergency service systems focused on those with cognitive challenges, including dementia. In 2019 she was appointed as a Stakeholder to California’s Department of Health and Human Services to develop the state’s first MasterPlan for Aging, as well as to the Governor’s on Healthy California for All Commission. Prior service includes 25 years with On Lok, Inc., a nonprofit family of organizations providing community-based services for frail older adults in San Francisco. On Lok became the prototype for the 1997 federal law that incorporated the Program of All Inclusive Care to the Elderly (PACE) into the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which now operate in 31 states. In 2010, she completed her term as president of AARP, following six years on its national board of directors. Previously she was CEO of the American Geriatrics Society.


Episode 5 with Larry Curley, MPA


Episode 6: Kathy Greenlee, JD

Kathy Greenlee, JD, is President and CEO, Greenlee Global LLC. Greenlee consults, speaks and writes on topics related to aging, disability and health. In 2020, she worked with the State of Kansas as the Kansas COVID-19 Long-Term Services and Supports Liaison. In that role she interacted with state and local agencies responding to the pandemic. Greenlee served from 2009 to 2016 as Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She was appointed to the position by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In 2012, Greenlee became Administrator of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), an agency she created by combining the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration for Developmental Disabilities. Prior to leaving for DC, Greenlee served 18 years in Kansas state government. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General, General Counsel for the Kansas Insurance Department, Chief of Staff for the Governor, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Kansas Secretary of Aging. Greenlee is chair-elect of the National Council on Aging.


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