Center for Gerontology

Advisory Groups

The Advisory Board is made up of two main groups:

  • Futures Board
  • Stakeholder's Committee
  • Futures Board

    The Center receives guidance and support from its external advisory council, The Futures Board. The Board is composed of up to 21 members representing a variety of aging-related agencies, organizations, and services across the state of Virginia. The Board meets in Blacksburg twice a year.

    The purposes of the Futures Board of the Center for Gerontology are to:

    1. Advise the Center regarding current and future programs and activities;
    2. Support the development of financial and other resources for the Center, to the extent that such development activities are not in conflict with the Board members' organizations;
    3. Offer educational opportunities for gerontology students; and
    4. Help establish positive relationships between the Center and appropriate public and private organizations.
    Name Position Location Telephone
    Crews, W. David, Jr. President Virginia Neuropsychology Associates, Inc. & CogniCheck, Inc.,
    Lynchburg, VA
    Epperly, Lora Chief Quality and Cultural Excellence Officer

    Commonwealth Care of Roanoke
    Roanoke, VA

    Jones, Cynthia B. Director Department of Medical Assistance Services 804-692-2598
    King, Tina Executive Director New River Agency on Aging
    Pulaski, VA
    Lindsay, Dr. Richard W. Geriatrician Charlottesville, VA 434-293-9769
    Luci, Katherine Geropsychologist

    Community Living Center
    Salem VA Medical Center
    Salem, VA

    540-982-2463 ext. 4303
    Maxwell, Marilyn P. Retired Director Mountain Empire Older
    Citizens, Inc.
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    McCleary, Paige Director, Adult Protective Services Division

    Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
    Henrico, VA

    Miller, Kathy Director of Programs Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS) 804-662-9341
    Morgan, Sallie Director Mental Health Association of Fauquier County
    Culpeper, VA
    Moschella, Ferne President & Chief Executive Officer Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg, VA 540-961-1712, Ext. 29
    Peck, Robert F. “Frank” Founder and President Premier Consulting Services, Inc. 540-353-8684
    Pryor, Kathy

    Staff Attorney
    Elder Law

    Virginia Poverty Law Center
    Richmond, VA
    ext 14
    Ranson, Sue Executive Director Good Samaritan Hospice, Inc., Roanoke, VA 540-776-0198
    Smith, Terry Director Division of Long-Term Care
    Richmond, VA
    Unwin, Dr. Brian Section Chief, Geriatric and Palliative Care Services Carilion Center for Healthy Aging Roanoke, VA 540-981-7653
    Williams, Susan Executive Director LOA-Area Agency on Aging
    Roanoke, VA

    Stakeholder's Committee

    According to Virginia Tech's Administrative Policy 3020, all University Centers shall be governed by a Stakeholder's Committee composed of administrative representatives from each academic unit that is providing substantial fiscal or material support for the Center. The Stakeholder's Committee, which meets twice annually, has oversight of all financial, administrative, and fiduciary affairs of the Center.

    Name Department Address Telephone
    Elizabeth Spiller Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences 260 Wallace Hall (0426) 231-6779
    Toni M. Calasanti Professor, Sociology 648 McBryde Hall (0137) 231-8961
    Brian Shabanowitz Associate Dean of Administration, Finance & Technology, CLAHS

    201 Wallace Hall (0426)

    Anisa Zvonkovic Department Head, Human Development

    336 A Wallace Hall (0426)