National Thought Leadership on Caregiving
THE CARE COLLOQUIUM
November 14 - 16, 2022
The Care Colloquium is building a care ecosystem lead by dedicated care leaders committed to continued dialogue, thought leadership, collaboration, and dissemination of solutions.
Sam Rasoul, Virginia State Delegate
A message from Roanoke's Representative in the Virginia House of Delegates, Sam Rasoul
With a professional background in geriatric healthcare, I stand for finding better ways to care for our senior citizens. I have tackled caregiving head on by building new programs that empower families to care for their loved ones with better access to healthcare and ways to overcome the financial strain of caregiving. As a religious and ethnic minority, I understand all too well that care is not universal. It impacts our communities in different ways, representing the diversity we see in our populations. As Roanoke’s representative in the Virginia House of Delegates, I have passed bills that strategically support family caregivers for elderly loved ones. I am proud that Roanoke is hosting The Care Colloquium and serving as a hub for thought leadership in the care economy. It is exciting that leaders in care, from across the country, will collaborate and think tank the major care issues that families are facing in our nation. I can’t think of a stronger alignment with my own philosophy to lead with truth, love, and grit.
Meet Amy Goyer
Author, Speaker, Consultant, and AARP'S Family and Caregiving Expert
Our Keynote Speaker
Amy is author of Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving. She is a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in caregiving and family issues. She is known for sharing her personal caregiving journey along with practical, actionable tips for family caregivers as a recurring guest on the TODAY SHOW, in interviews on ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, and numerous other national and state media outlets.
She started her career as a music therapist and adult day services administrator, and later joined the Ohio Dept. of Aging staff, serving as field representative, senior volunteer programs administrator, adult daycare liaison and intergenerational programs administrator. She then joined the AARP national office, where she headed up their Intergenerational Program and later the Grandparenting Program, providing support for grandparents in their varying roles, with an emphasis on grandparent caregivers.
Subsequently, she stepped into her current consulting role. She has consulted for a wide range of clients, including AARP, Johnson & Johnson, Sam's Club, MetLife, Generations United, Lifework Strategies, InsureMyTrip.com, GRAND Magazine, Aloe Care, CareTribe and Quill Health. She is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).
We are so pleased to have Amy join The Care Colloquium as our keynote speaker! She has the wealth and breadth of knowledge, background, and experience to speak to our four key big care issues: supporting working family caregivers, DEI issues in caregiving, the financial crisis of caregiving, and how technology plays a role in care.
Learn more about Amy at www.amygoyer.com and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
Meet Our Speakers!
Meet Hillary Ebach, JD
Co-founder & COO, Carallel
Hillary and her co-founder John Banta created Carallel because of their experience caring for their aging parents. After their father suffered a stroke and their mother received a dementia diagnosis, Hillary and John, along with their two siblings, began to provide care for their parents. It quickly became all-consuming. The decisions were unrelenting. From finances and senior living communities to care plans and payments, they discovered how easily entangled caregivers can get while trying to tend to their parents’ daily needs. Even with their backgrounds in finance, law and healthcare, the experience was daunting. Knowing they were not the only ones; they didn’t want others to walk the caregiving journey alone.
Prior to founding Carallel, Hillary served in executive leadership positions in the media industry, most recently as general counsel of Journal Media Group, a publicly held owner of digital and print media properties. Earlier in her career, she was a partner at Seyfarth Shaw, a national law firm, where she advised boards of directors and senior management of early-stage businesses.
COVID Policy: Please note that The Care Colloquium will require all attendees, speakers and exhibitors to be fully vaccinated. In addition to this requirement, we will also follow all requirements of the City of Roanoke and our host hotel the Hotel Roanoke at the time of our event