GRN Civic Engagement

UNCG Gerontology Research Network (GRN) participants share the following examples of their civic engagement in our community and in their professional affiliations.

AARP Aging and Business Education Initiative
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


AARP Older Workforce Initiative
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


Adult Center for Enrichment, Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors
Kenneth Klase , Dr. 336-334-5093
mailto:kaklase@uncg.edu


Advisory Board on Aging, Orange County Board of Commissioners, North Carolina
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


Aging Society of America
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


American Psychological Association, Member including membership in Division 3: Experimental Psychology and Division 20: Adult Development and Aging
Dayna Touron , PhD 336-256-0410
mailto:d_touron@uncg.edu


American Psychological Society, Member
Dayna Touron , PhD 336-256-0410
mailto:d_touron@uncg.edu


American Red Cross
Carrie Fernald 336-992-4453


American Red Cross Disaster Nurse
Susan Letvak , PhD, RN 336-256-1024
mailto:susan_letvak@uncg.edu


Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Public Policy Committee
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Homebound Ministry for Sick and Homebound
Susan Letvak , PhD, RN 336-256-1024
mailto:susan_letvak@uncg.edu


Care Partner Volunteer, Adult Center for Enrichment, Greensboro, NC, (October 2010-present)
Elise Eifert , MS 618-780-2444
mailto:ekeifert@uncg.edu


Caregiver support group at the High Point Senior Center
Carrie Fernald 336-992-4453


Chairperson, Presbyterian Counseling Center
John Rife , PhD, ACSW 336-256-0363
mailto:jcrife@uncg.edu


Clinical supervision for provisionally licensed clinical social workers
Jay Poole , MSW 336-334-4097
mailto:kjpoole@uncg.edu


Co-chair, Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, Ft. Myers, FL (January 2010-July 2010)
Elise Eifert , MS 618-780-2444
mailto:ekeifert@uncg.edu


Deptartment of Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) Appointee
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


Director: research/service program at UNCG regarding exercise, health education and resource assistance effects on fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue and polymyalgia
William Karper , Ed.D. 336-334-3035
mailto:wbkarper@uncg.edu


Entrepreneurial Action Team (EAT)
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


Evaluation services for the YWCA and several related community agencies on community physical activity projects funded through the Moses Cone – Wesley Long Community Health Foundation.
Diane Gill , PhD 336-334-4683
mailto:dlgill@uncg.edu


Executive Board, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


Guilford County Health Department Consultation on Medicaid billing and standards of care
Jay Poole , MSW 336-334-4097
mailto:kjpoole@uncg.edu


Member, American Public Health Association, Aging and Public Health Section (January 2011-present)
Elise Eifert , MS 618-780-2444
mailto:ekeifert@uncg.edu


Member and Chair (2007) of Consumer Rights Committee of Therappeutic Alternatives Inc.
Jay Poole , MSW 336-334-4097
mailto:kjpoole@uncg.edu


Member, Gerontological Society of America (January 2011-present)
Elise Eifert , MS 618-780-2444
mailto:ekeifert@uncg.edu


Member of the UNCG Gerontology Program Advisory Board and the M.S. in Gerontology Nonprofit Management Concentration within the Gerontology curriculum
Kenneth Klase , Dr. 336-334-5093
mailto:kaklase@uncg.edu


Member, Southwest Florida Coalition Improving End-of-Life Care, Ft. Myers, FL (April 2006-July 2010)
Elise Eifert , MS 618-780-2444
mailto:ekeifert@uncg.edu


NC Division of Medical Assistance Coordinator/Facilitation of focus groups involving graduate student facilitators
Jay Poole , MSW 336-334-4097
mailto:kjpoole@uncg.edu


NCGNP Health Affairs Committee
Carrie Fernald 336-992-4453


NCGNP local chapter
Carrie Fernald 336-992-4453


North Carolina Gerontology Consortium
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship Board
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


Piedmont Triad Aging Network, 1995-present
Beth Barba , PhD, RN, FAGHE, FAAN 336-213-4982 Cell 336-334-4785 UNCG 336-334-3704 Project
mailto:bebarba@uncg.edu mailto:beth_barba@uncg.edu


Psychonomic Society, Full Member
Dayna Touron , PhD 336-256-0410
mailto:d_touron@uncg.edu


Public advising on arthropod and other invertebrate concerns
Olav Rueppell , PhD 336-256-2591


Race for the Cure – waterstop volunteer
Leandra Bedini , PhD, LRT/CTRS 336-334-3260
mailto:labedini@uncg.edu


Rotary International
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


Sigma Phi Omega. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


Southeastern Psychological Association, Member
Dayna Touron , PhD 336-256-0410
mailto:d_touron@uncg.edu


Southeastern Workers in Memory, Member; 2007 President
Dayna Touron , PhD 336-256-0410
mailto:d_touron@uncg.edu


SWOOP – women’s community betterment group
Leandra Bedini , PhD, LRT/CTRS 336-334-3260
mailto:labedini@uncg.edu


Therapeutic Alternatives Inc. Clinical consultation and supervision
Jay Poole , MSW 336-334-4097
mailto:kjpoole@uncg.edu


Top Priority Inc. clinical supervision and program development consultation, Winston Salem, N.C.
Jay Poole , MSW 336-334-4097
mailto:kjpoole@uncg.edu


TRLA member
William Tullar , PhD 336-334-4526
mailto:wltullar@uncg.edu


U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors, Presidential Appointee
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Past President
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


UNCG Office of Leadership and Service-Learning Database management with multiple opportunities for faculty and students to engage in aging related engagement at http://studentaffairs.uncg.edu/service/
Emily Janke , PhD 336-256-1484
mailto:emjanke@uncg.edu


Vice President, Small Business Institute
Dianne Welsh , PhD, SPHR 336-256-8507
mailto:dhwelsh@uncg.edu


Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
Janice Wassel , PhD 336-256-1020
mailto:jiwassel@uncg.edu


Women in Cognitive Science, Member
Dayna Touron , PhD 336-256-0410
mailto:d_touron@uncg.edu