2018-2019 Executive Council

Catherine P. Carrico, PhD
University of Wyoming
Phone: (307) 766-6687
Catherine Carrico is the Associate Director of the Wyoming GEC.

Vice President/President Elect
Katherine Bennett, MD
University of Washington
Phone: (855) 744-9114
Katherine Bennett is the Education Lead for the Northwest Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center.

Jennifer Severance, PhD
Workforce Enhancement in Healthy Aging and Independent Living (WE HAIL) GWEP
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Jennifer Severance is the Administrative Director of WE HAIL.

Leland “Bert” Waters, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Phone (804) 828-1525
Leland Waters is the Assistant Director of the Virginia GEC.

Immediate Past President
Baystate Health GWEP
Maura Brennan is the Program Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship.

NAGE Board Members

GEC.Board Member 2019 – 2022
Thomas V. Caprio, MD, MPH, FACP
University of Rochester, Division of Geriatrics & Aging
Phone: (585) 760-6364
Thomas Caprio is the Co-Director of the FACP Finger Lakes GEC/GWEP.

Board Member  2016 – 2019
Mindy J. Fain, MD
Phone: (520) 626-5800
University of Arizona
Mindy Fain is the Co-Director of the Arizona Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program.

Board Member, 2016 – 2019
Edwin Olsen, JD, MD, MBA
University of Miami
Phone: (305) 355-9123
Edwin Olsen is the Director of the Miami Area GEC.

Board Member 2017 – 2020
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Phone (919) 966- 5945 ext. 266
Jan Busby-Whitehead is the Director of the Carolina GEC.

Board Member  2018 – 2020
Tara A. Cortes PhD, RN, FAAN
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Phone: (212) 998-5320
Tara A. Cortes is the Executive Director of the The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. 

Board Member 2019 – 2022
Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, LCSW
St Louis University
Phone: (314) 977-2151
Marla Berg-Weger is the Executive Director of the Gateway GEC

Board Member 2019 – 2022
Catherine Taylor, BA 
University of Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 258-0840
Catherine Taylor is Senior Advisor for Policy, Partnerships and Community Engagement for the Rhode Island GEC