WCN Executive Team
The Whole Care Network is comprised of several friends determined to make a big difference in the caregiving industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher MacLellan, Chief Executive Officer
Author of "What's The Deal With Caregiving" and featured in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-nominated caregiving story "In Sickness and Health; A Couple's Final Journey", Christopher MacLellan is affectionately known nation-wide as The Bow Tie Guy in the vast network of family caregivers. Chris started a caregiving blog entitled, “The Purple Jacket” after his partner’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer and continues to be an ardent advocate for caregivers through his blog and podcast entitled "Healing Ties.” Chris’ Master’s Degree thesis entitled, “Spiral of Silence: Caregiving, Stress and its Impact in the Workplace” was accepted by the faculty at Gonzaga University, where Chris earned a Master’s degree in Leadership and Communication in 2016. Chris presents frequently on topics that impact family caregivers, their employers and founded the Whole Care Network in 2017.
Dr. Oscar E. Rodriguez
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Oscar E. Rodriguez, President and Chief Medical Officer of Reassure Analytic®, Inc.
Dr. Oscar Rodriguez is a passionate educator and innovator. In January of 2015, he co-founded Reassure Analytic®, Inc. a company dedicated to using technology, data, analysis and education to empower people to get and stay healthy and make the most of their healthcare. As the President and Chief Medical Officer of Reassure Analytic®, Inc. and inspired by the gaps in the healthcare he experienced when caring for his mother through 2 hip surgeries, knee surgery and a heart attack, Dr. Rodriguez launchedCare|Mind®, the first and only Fitbit® compatible iOS app, designed to alert caregivers to changes in the sleep, activity, heart rate, and medications of their loved ones that could prove detrimental to their health, safety and wellbeing. Believing that properly informing caregivers with actionable information is one of the best ways to keep our older loved ones safe, healthy and happy, Dr. Rodriguez regularly posts articles and information about clinical issues important to caregivers on the Resources page on CareMindApp.com, the @CareMind on Facebook page and @Re_Analytics on Twitter.
J. Justin Brubaker
Chief Technology Officer
J. Justin Brubaker | Founder & CEO, CAVU Media, LLC
Justin Brubaker is a highly creative technologist with a proven career of helping market-leading organizations create digital products and experiences that drive transformational change for their employees, customers and brands.
Mr. Brubaker has conceptualized, developed and implemented several industry “firsts” including:
- The first pharmaceutical application designed to capture digital signatures from doctors during sales rep sample drop-offs (Pfizer).
- The first mobile trading application used by large financial institutions to allow their users to view their portfolio and trade stocks (Merrill Lynch Private Client, GE Capital, Fidelity, Sempra Energy).
- The first mobile consumer package tracking application used by FedEx.
- The first mobile wagering application for horse racing used by NYRA.
- Designed and deployed the world’s first wireless gaming and entertainment system, certified by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) (Hard Rock Casinos, Station Casinos, Shuffle Master).
- The first mobile applications for weather, lottery results, stock information and editorial subscriptions on Qualcomm’s BREW platform (Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Accuweather).
- The first mobile, on-demand PR application for Omnicom (Porter Novelli).
- The first mobile bar-code scanning application used by educators to view book descriptions and book reading levels (Scholastic).
Mr. Brubaker was formally trained as an artist at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has received several awards and acclaim for his landscape paintings.
Durable Medical Goods - CEO, Credit For Caring - Co Host Your Future Self
Monica is the CEO & Founder of REUNIONCare, Inc. located at the Innovation Lab @ Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg Florida. She is a member of the USA Small Business Administration National Women’s Business Council. She served on the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration Telehealth Advisory Council which developed Florida’s first comprehensive Telehealth statute. Monica is a former member of the AARP Florida Executive Council.
Monica is the Founder and CEO of REUNIONCare, Inc. a health information technology company and Credit For Caring caregiver marketplace partnering with Medline Industries. She is the Executive Director of the Caregiver Accelerator helping 43 companies enter the $72 billion caregiving marketplace.
She was a featured speaker at the 2017 Seoul 50 Plus International Forum in Seoul, South Korea and 2018 Ancona, Italy world premier Longevity and Blue Zone InnovAging symposium as well as many domestic caregiving conferences. Her company, REUNIONCare was a finalist for the 2019 International SilverEco Ageing Well Innovation Award in Tokyo, Japan.
Monica received her MSW and MPH from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a lifetime member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. Distinguished Alumnus Recipient at Seton Hill University. She is a graduate of the USA Office of National Coordination HITECH health information specialist completing her designations as HIT Pro and CPHIMSS.
Monica is a long-distance caregiver for her mother living over nine hundred miles apart.
WCN Executive Advisors
Melanie McMillion, MS, LMHC
She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1991 and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 1993.
Melanie has been licensed in the state of Florida – MH4402 since 1997 and has 20+years of clinical experience working in the hospice, palliative care, and bereavement fields. Through her work, she has extensive experience assisting persons with chronic and terminal health issues, caregiver stressors, and grief and bereavement. Melanie is a State Certified Clinical Supervisor and provides clinical supervision for individuals pursuing licensure.
Ms. McMillon is a lecturer and workshop facilitator on the topics of grief and loss, professional ethics and boundaries, caregiver stress management, advance directives, and end of life care. Melanie lives in Coral Springs, Florida with her husband and two children.
Steven A. Bailey
Age Safe America®
Steven A. Bailey, Founder and Managing Director, Age Safe America®
Founder/ Managing Director
Steven is driven by a passion to experience life fully; and to inspire others along the way. During the course of his entrepreneurial career in marketing, technology and training, Steven has been known as a communicator and an innovator. He was a founding partner in a successful “guerrilla” marketing consulting firm in 1987. After an extended sabbatical, Steven turned his passion for travel and adventure into a nationally distributed magazine and website and launched a video production company to push the boundaries of interactive multimedia marketing. Taking a further dive into technology, Steven served as VP of business development for a streaming media start-up in 2005 (pre-YouTube) and later developed an online university and integrated marketing certification for an international real estate publishing franchise. Some wins, some losses, always passionate, always driven.
In 2011 (the year boomers began turning 65) Steven joined the aging services industry to empower seniors and family caregivers. Early on he had an opportunity to work with almost every type of professional, organization, association, franchise and non-profit serving the senior community. He also had an opportunity to speak with hundreds of seniors and adult children over the years and realized a top concern for many was fall-related injuries. Steven found senior fall statistics staggering, and the impact on older adults, their families and the healthcare system was devastating.
In the summer of 2015, Steven launched Age Safe America. The mission was to help prevent falls and their associated costs by helping seniors and families determine steps necessary to maximize both Safety and Independence. Leveraging his knowledge of intellectual property Steven guided Age Safe® to acquire multiple USPTO registered trademarks and a massive portfolio of relevant domains in several countries. He negotiated a licensing agreement with a healthcare organization in Toronto to propel the mission and vision throughout Canada, and is targeting Europe for further international expansion. By effectively building brand equity and raising awareness for a comprehensive home safety assessment; Age Safe America developed a unique market segment and certification all its own. Steven is an admitted beach bum, avid hiker, recovering workaholic, loving husband and father.
Doyle Capital Management
Jack Tatar | Managing Partner, Doyle Capital Management
He is the author of numerous books including “Safe4Retirement: The Four Keys to Your Safe Retirement”, “Having the Talk: The Four Keys to Your Parents’ Safe Retirement”, and the best-selling “Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond”.
Jack spent nearly three decades in the financial services industry and is the owner of GEM Research Solutions, a market research firm focused on the financial industry.
Jack has written on retirement for numerous publications including Marketwatch, USA Today and About.com. Jack lives in New Jersey with his wife, Maude.
Keeping Us Safe, LLC.
Matt Gurwell is the founder & CEO of Keeping Us Safe, LLC.
He currently lectures throughout the United States on topics related to the aging process and its adverse effects on driving skills.
As founder and CEO of Keeping Us Safe, Matt’s mission is to provide strategies and guidance to seniors that will help them to continue driving safely until the decision is made to retire from their driving career. He also provides an excellent array of services and resources for both families and professionals as they deal with this very sensitive issue.
Matt retired from a very distinguished and successful 24-year career as an Assistant District Commander with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in the spring of 2005. After leaving the Patrol, Matt has participated in a tremendous amount of work in the area of older driver research, best practices, current vehicle safety technologies, and adaptive equipment.
Matt’s creative, innovative, and common-sense approach, combined with his uncanny ability to bring calm and resolve to stressful situations without ever jeopardizing the dignity of others, has contributed greatly to the success of Keeping Us Safe’s programs.
Toula’s Tips for Caregivers
Toula Wootan Nationally Recognized Caregiving Expert, Author and Host of Toula’s Tips for Caregivers.
Toula Wootan is a nationally-recognized caregiver advocate and host of Toula’s Tips For Caregivers. Toula is a dynamic pioneer, dedicated to the mission of “caring for the caregiver” and is at the forefront of helping caregivers nationwide.
Since 2010, Toula’s weekly radio show, “Toula’s Tips for Caregivers” has offered advice to caregivers. Her guests include respected national speakers and authors, business professionals, managers of local, state and federal programs, and spiritual leaders. These guests educate and entertain her audience. In Toula’s keynote addresses, workshops, and seminars, her soothing style provides comfort, care, and sound advice to every caregiver and their families.
Organization Development Consultant
Kitty Preziosi is a Senior Organization Development Consultant, Executive Coach
Community Leader, Author and Advocate for Positive Aging
Kitty Preziosi’s accomplished expertise comes from 30 years of “rolling up her sleeves and getting it done” everywhere she works. Her superb craftsmanship in Organization Development innovation comes from working experience with some of the world’s most successful organizations. Kitty excels in designing and implementing new management and leadership practices, employee management systems, and re-designing work processes. She is also a community leader, author and advocate for Positive Aging.
Kitty received her M. A. degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a B. S. degree from Auburn University.
UK Health Radio Network
Johann Ilgenfritz, founder and CEO of the UK Health Radio Network
Johann Ilgenfritz attained his Master in Photography in Germany, working successfully as a Fashion Photographer for almost 20 years in Hamburg and London. His life changed drastically in 2011 when he had a heart attack and six month later was diagnosed with cancer.
After unsuccessful radiotherapy he was left to find other survival options which he did. During his search for a cure he turned to the internet, soon realizing that there was no one central point where you could turn or get heath information, regardless of what your health issue are. He decided on creating just such a platform and six weeks later, launched the beta version of UK Health Radio, still fighting cancer at the time.
Through Nutritional and Lifestyle changes he finally beat cancer and since then has been named “The Curator of Health Expertise” by the press. His mantra is “Good health is a choice”! He went from believing that cancer was the cause of his illness to realizing that cancer was only a symptom of an already sick body. He knew if he could change the cause he would change the effect. Through his vision, UK Health Radio has attained a very clear purpose, this is to inform and animate people to take responsibility for their own health. This does not mean taking your health into your own hands, but to be part of the process of attaining and/ or keeping your health freedom. It is all about being informed, being empowered and being healthy!
UK Health Radio has the most in-depth information on the widest range of health and wellness topics – available anywhere today. All aspects of health and wellness, fitness, diet and nutrition, illness prevention and environment issues. UK Health Radio presents it’s information through 27 presenters, doing 32 shows that air 24/7, with 300 000 and growing, very dedicated listeners. There is a Listen on Demand section, the enormously popular digital monthly health & wellness magazine called Health Triangle Magazine. The latest edition to the UK Health Radio website is called Wiki Health which is exactly what the name says it is, a wikipedia for health.
Johann lives in London with his wife and two sons.
Executive Content Editor
P.K. Beville founded Second Wind Dreams®, an internationally-known nonprofit organization created to change the perception of aging through fulfilling elders’ dreams and offering educational programs to help caregivers understand the physical and cognitive challenges facing those with dementia. Established in 1997, Second Wind Dreams is the first organization to focus on granting dreams for elders living in long-term care in the United States.
Beville created the internationally-acclaimed Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®). Experienced by over three million people in 20 countries, the Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically proven training method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia.
Beville holds a B.S. Degree in Psychology from Georgetown College, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and her Ph.D. in gerontology.
Happy Healthy Caregiver
Elizabeth Miller is the CEO and Founder of Happy Healthy Caregiver
Elizabeth Miller is a wife, mother, full-time employee, family caregiver and Certified Caregiving Consultant. She obtained in B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University and has worked in IT software development for over 17 years.
Elizabeth’s personal experiences caring for aging parents with chronic and terminal illnesses as well as caring for a sibling with developmental disabilities inspired her to create Happy Healthy Caregiver in 2015. Through her consulting services, resources and online community, Elizabeth helps family caregivers integrate caregiving with their busy lives.
Elizabeth has been a presenter at the 2016 and 2017 National Caregiving Conferences. Her story has also been featured in Woman’s Day and the Marietta Daily Journal. She is also the host of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast on the Whole Care Network, a freelance writer, and facilitates an Atlanta support group for family caregivers called the Atlanta Daughterhood Circle.