CEO and Advisory BoardAsheva Phillips
The Senior Citizens Bureau Advisory Board is dedicated to helping our organization continue to reach its goals and mission and have a passion for the aging community. Our Advisory Board members are experts in their field and welcome you to contact them with questions and/or comments via email. Please take a moment to view their bio’s and learn more about them.
Senior Citizens Bureau (SCB)
President and CEO
Asheva Phillips is President and CEO of Senior Citizens Bureau (SCB), a national nonprofit organization created in 1998 that provides information, education and support to senior adults and caregivers. Serving first as the Program Director for the organization, Asheva has been pivotal in creating important programs and services offered to over 700,000 of Senior Citizens Bureau members.
With creativity and the ability to think outside of the box, Asheva is the visionary for Vaughn Gage Healthy Aging Centers which focus on holistic aging; taking into account the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of the senior adult. Vaughn Gage Centers aim to be a strong partner in the transitions of care arena by joining forces with those key to the process, such as hospitals and rehab centers.
With an overwhelming passion for the aging, one of her major goals is to continue to motivate the organization and its over 400 volunteers to work directly with seniors and caregivers who are hurting and in immediate need of guidance and assistance.
Recognizing the importance of partnering with other strong organizations that support the Senior Citizens Bureau’s mission, Asheva works diligently at developing strong, mutually beneficial relationships that jointly serve the aging population.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Houston and will soon start studying at the University of Southern California for her Masters Degree in Gerontology.
Case Management Society of America conference in New Orleans (2013)
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With 25 years of life insurance and underwriting experience, David also has a special interest in lifestyle issues and the health and wealth of families. Recognized as an expert in geriatric psychology, intergenerational communication and extended life expectancy, he is the author of several publications, including his book: How To Say It To Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with our Elders.
Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsolie
Leeza Gibson Memory Foundation
Stefanie Elkins is the Leeza Care Advocate for the Leeza’s Place in Sherman Oaks, California. Stefanie’s earliest volunteer memory was calling out bingo numbers at a senior facility and bringing a smile to the faces of seniors even if it was for just a second. Since that time Stefanie has made it her personal and professional mission to empower and educate individuals on how they can make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Stefanie is very excited and humbled to be part of the Leeza’s Gibbon’s Memory Foundation family and understands that caregivers, especially individuals with family members faced with a memory disorders experience a challenging, scary and emotional road ahead. Stefanie is looking forward to being a resource and friend for caregivers and their loved ones and to remind the families that there is a Life after Diagnosis.
Tammy Glenn was eight years old when a tragic accident disabled her mother. With few financial resources available, the Glenn Family responded by shouldering the burden of the illness themselves and caring for Kathy at home. Thirty years later, this former caregiver and author is now sharing her wealth of experience through her web site, HomeBoundResources.com, and her first self-help book, “25 Simple Tips for Caregivers.” Today, Tammy Glenn is considered a national expert in elder care, care giving and aging. Her web site serves hundreds of caregivers and patients, and she is launching a speaking career that she hopes will foster a community of caregivers to ensure that no one is alone in their challenges.
Ron Trevino is one of KHOU’s award-winning journalists, bringing more than 30 years of television news experience to the anchor desk. Over the years Ron has been very active in the community, volunteering his time and efforts to a number of local charities and causes including: the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Escape Family Resource Center and many area schools and hospitals.
National Council on Aging
Director of National Partnerships
Molly Dworken has over 10 years of experience working with senior adults. From hands on activities to Information and Referral she has provided a large array of services to the mature adult community. Molly has worked in advocacy and as a part of teams and also has found success working as a hands-on leader. Currently, she works with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), to build long term partnerships and relationships with other organizations serving the senior community.