Meet the Team
Christopher MacLellan, MA
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.
Emilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM
Co-Founder & CEO Higher Standards Caregiver Training
Kimberly Whiter, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO of The Care Colloquium.
Dr. Oscar Rodriquez
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 Advisor
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.
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.
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.
Keeping Us Safe, Inc
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.
Melanie McMillion, LMHC
Licenced Mental Health Counselor
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.
UK Health Radio
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.
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.