Members Directory-NAGEC Alphabetical

Members Directory – Alphabetical by GWEP/GEC Name


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Clinical/Community Partnership to Expand Primary Care of Older Adults (CC-PCOA)
Director: Tara Cortes, PhD,RN,FAAN
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
433 First Avenue – 5th Floor
New York, New York 10010
Phone: 212-998-2121
Website:  geriatrics-workforce-enhancement-program

Arizona GWEP *
Co-Directors: Mindy Fain, MD & Jane Mohler, MSN, FNP, PhD
University of Arizona Center on Aging
1807 Elm St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-626-5800
Fax: 520-626-5800

Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative *
Director: Ronni Chernoff, PhD, RD, FADA
 University of Arkansas
4301 W. Markham St. #798
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-603-1969
Fax: 501-603-1966

Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center
Director: Theodore Johnson, MD, MPH
Emory University School of Medicine
100 Woodruff Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-1360


Baystate Regional Geriatrics and Palliative Care Initiative-The Geri-Pal TLC Project *
Director: Maura Brennan, MD
759 Chestnut Street, S2664-Geriatrics
Springfield, MA 01199
Phone: 413-794-3147


Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD
Center for Aging and Health
UNC-CH School of Medicine
5003 Old Clinic, CB #7550
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7550
Phone: 919-843-6675
Fax: 919-966-9746

Director: Robyn Golden, LCSW
Rush University Medical Center
1653 W. Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-4436

Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH) *
Co Directors: Lisa M. Walke, MD, MSHA, AGSF, Barry J.Wu, MD, FACP
Yale University
103 Wall Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511-8917
Phone: 203-464-6123

Cultivating a Culture of Caring for Older Adults
Director: Lisa Gibbs
University of California, Irvine
5171 California Ave, Ste 150
Irvine, CA 92617-3067 
Phone: 714-456-8292


Duke Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program: Communities Caring for Seniors
Director: Mitchell T. Heflin, MD, MHS, Co-director: Eleanor McConnell, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC
Duke University
Center for Aging/Division of Geriatrics|
201 Trent Drive DUMC 3003
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-8111


Eastern North Carolina: A Comprehensive Approach to Our 41 County Region *
Director: Sonya R. Hardin PhD NP-C
3166B Health Sciences Building
East Carolina University
College of Nursing
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-744-6435

Educate to Empower Program
Director: Katrina Robinson Lee
The Healthcare Institute LLC
7235 Winchester Rd.
​Memphis, TN 38125
Phone: 901-244-0844


Director: Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Co-Director: Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE
The University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Nursing
845 S. Damen Ave. (M/C 802)
Chicago, IL 60612
 Phone: (312) 996-7907
Website: TBA


Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) * 
Director: Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MS, MPH, AGSF 
University of Rochester Medical Center
435 East Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-760-6364
Fax: 585-760-6376

Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center (GREAT GEC)
Director:Dr. Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, FACP
Nova Southeastern University,
College of Osteopathic Medicine
University Park Plaza
3446 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-1078


Gateway Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: John Morley, MB, BCh
St. Louis University School of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine
1402 S. Grand Blvd, M238
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-977-8462
Fax: 314-771-8575

Geriatric Education Across the Cancer Continuum *
Director: Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 646-888-3154

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: Aida Wen, MD
Geriatrics Medicine, Kuakini Medical Center
University of Hawaii
347 N Kuakini Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-2381
Phone: 808-692-4015

Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: Steven Radwany, MD
Summa Health Medical Group
55 Arch St. Ste 1B
Akron, OH 44304
Phone: 330-375-3600 



Indiana Geriatrics Education and Training Center (Indiana GETC)
Director: Debra K. Litzelman, MD
IU Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Ste F2-600
720 Eskenazi Ave
Fifth Third Faculty Office Building
Indianapolis, IN 46202  
Phone: (317) 880-8290

Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging GWEP
Director: Anna Faul, PhD
University of Louisville
300 East Market Street
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone: 502-852-5629

Interprofessional Strategic Healthcare Alliance for Rural Education (iSHARE) *
Director: Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Iowa Geriatric Education Center
University of Iowa
2153 Westlawn
Iowa City, IA 52242
Fax: 391-335-6785


Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (JH-GWEP) *
Director: Jessica Colburn MD
Division of Geriatrics The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5500 Eastern Ave.
Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, 7th floor
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 550-0926
Fax: (410) 550-1069


Keystone Center for Enhancing Geriatrics Primary Care and Education
Director: Jerry Johnson, MD
Keystone GWEP
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
3615 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-5099


Lake Erie Integrated Geriatric Health Training (LIGHT)
Director: James Lin, DO
LECOM Senior Living Center
5535 Peach St
Erie, PA 16509
Phone (814) 868-3888

Lehigh Valley Heath Network GWEP *

Director: Julie Dostal, MD
1730 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18104-5595
Phone: 610-969-3500
Fax: 610-969-3605


Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center (South)
Director: Dr. Don Ebel, PhD
113 Armstrong Hall (AH 113L)
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5188

Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *

Director: Gayle Hudgins, PharmD
The University of Montana
32 Campus Dr – SB 319
Missoula, MT 59812-1522
Phone: 406-243-2453
Fax: 406-243-4353


Nevada Geriatric Education Center
Director: Patricia Swager, M.Ed
1664 North Virginia Street
Center for Molecular Medicine
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: 775-784-4774
Fax: 775- 784-1814

New Jersey Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *

Director: Anita Chopra, MD
Co-Director: Elyse Perweiler, MPP, RN
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
School of Osteopathic Medicine
42 E Laurel Rd, Suite 1800
Stratford, NJ 08084-1350
Phone: 856-566-6843
Fax: 856-566-6419

North and Central Florida Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Partnership
Director: Paul Katz, MD; Co-Director: Lisa Granville, MD;
Coordinator: Nicolette Castagna, MPH
Florida State University College of Medicine
1115 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
Phone: (850) 644-1506
Fax: (850) 645-8441

Northern New England Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: : Stephen J Bartels, MD, MS
Trustees of Dartmouth College Address:
11 Rope Ferry Road
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-653-3458

Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center
Director: Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS
Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Box 359755
Seatte, WA  98104
Phone: 1-855-744-9114
Fax: 206-221-7280





Rhode Island Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: Phillip Clark, ScD
University of Rhode Island
Quinn Hall, 55 Lower College Rd
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-5311


San Diego Imperial GEC
Director: Philip A. Greiner, DNSc, RN
5250 Campanile Dr #Mc1947
San Diego, CA 92182-1901
Phone: 619-549-6504

South Texas GEC *

Director: Michele Saunders, DMD, MS, MPH
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
17655  Henderson Pass Apt 1321
San Antonio, TX 78232-1560
Phone: 210-562-6560
Fax: 210-562-6564

South Side Healthy Aging Resource Experts (SHARE) Network *
Director: Katherine Thompson, MD
The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division
5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 6098
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9638 


Texas Consortium for Geriatrics
Director: Dr. Robert E. Roush
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 798-4611
Fax: (713) 798-6688


University of Alabama at Birmingham GEC *
Director: Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1530 3rd Ave S, CH19, 201
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041
Phone: 205-9341

University of Alaska Anchorage GWEP *
Director: David Fenn 
Southcentral Foundation
Mt. Ahklun Building Administrative Office
4501 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 729-4955

UCLA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH
11000 Kinross Ave, Ste 120
Los Angeles, Ca 90095-0001
Phone: 310-794-0393

University of California San Diego GWEP Collaborative
Director: Diane L. Chau, MD
UC San Diego School of Medicine
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone: 775-378-8642

University of California San Francisco GWEP *
Director: Louise C. Walter, MD 
UCSF Division of Geriatrics
3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415-221-4810

University of New England Maine GEC *
Director: Judith Metcalf, APRN, BC, MS
University of New England Center for Community and Public Health
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103-2670
Phone: 207-221-4459
Fax: 207-523-1922

University of Pittsburgh Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Director: Judith T. Matthews, PhD
Aging Institute
Forbes Tower Suite 10065
3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

USC – LAC Training a Workforce in Interprofessional Geriatrics
Director: Laura Mosqueda, M.D.
3720 S Flower St, Ste 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90007-4318
Phone: 626-457-4078

University of South Florida GWEP *
Director: Kathryn Hyer, Phd, MPP
College of Nursing – Academic Affairs
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: 813-974-3015  
Fax: 813-905-9895

Utah Geriatric Education Center (UGEC) *
Director: Linda Edelman, PhD, RN
10 S. 2000 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-587-8757


Virginia Geriatric Education Center GWEP
Director: Edward Ansello, PhD
Virginia Center on Aging
Virginia Commonwealth University
730 East Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Theater Row Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fax: 804-828-7905


West Virginia Geriatric Education Center
Director: Nancy E Daughtery 
3110 MacCorkle Ave,B100
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-347-1208  

Wisconsin GEC *
Director: Stacy Barnes, PhD
Marquette University PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: 414-288-3709
Fax: 414-288-1973

Workforce Enhancement in Healthy Aging and Independent Living (WE HAIL) *
Director: Janice A Knebl, DO, MBA, DSWOP
Health Sciences Center
University of North Texas
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Wyoming Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program *
Director: Christine McKibbin, PhD
1000 E. University Avenue Dept. 3432
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-2719
Fax: 307-766-2763