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The STRIDE Study   |   Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders

Members of the STRIDE Local Patient and Stakeholder Councils

The Local Patient and Stakeholder Councils (LPSCs) are partnerships among the research team, patient/family advisors and various strategic stakeholders at each of the ten STRIDE sites. These Councils are designed to incorporate the perspective of patient and family lived experiences into study planning and implementation at each the clinical trial site. Each LPSC has 8 to 10 members and a facilitator with experience engaging patients and stakeholders in research.

LPSC Locations

California – HealthCare Partners
Iowa – University of Iowa Health Alliance
Maryland – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Massachusetts (Boston) – Partners Healthcare
Massachusetts (Worcester) – Reliant Medical Group
Michigan – University of Michigan
Minnesota – Essentia Health
New York – Mount Sinai Health System
Pennsylvania – University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Texas – University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Health


HealthCare Partners  El Segundo, CA

Leticia Anaya, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Michael Bolingbroke, Patient Stakeholder,
Edna Carter, Patient Stakeholder,
Vivian Chavez, RN, Falls Care Manager,
Alma Flores, HealthCare Partners, Social Worker,
Eric Heedley, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Janelle Howe, RD, STRIDE Site Co-Investigator,
Martha Jones, RN, STRIDE Site Co-Investigator,
Anat Louis, PsyD, Los Angeles Dept of Aging,
Christine Moore, RN, MA, High Risk/Vulnerable Patient Nurse,
Jocelyn Nunez, MAC, STRIDE Site Study Coordinator,
Jeremy Rich, DPM, STRIDE Site Principal Investigator,
Margarita Rivas, Patient Stakeholder,
Lakendra Williams, Caregiver Stakeholder

University of Iowa Health Alliance  Des Moines, IA

Carri Casteel, MPH, PhD, STRIDE Site Co-Principal Investigator,
Stacey Clough, Community Provider Representative, Stepping On Facilitator
Margaret DeSio, Area Agency on Aging Representative,
Mary Francisco, Patient Stakeholder,
Charles Keller, MD, Clinician Stakeholder,
Joyce Lillis, Home Health Representative
Rebecca Oliva, PT, Home Health Representative,
David Piersel, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Myrna Piersel, Patient Stakeholder,
Trina Radske Suchan, Community Provider Representative, YMCA,
Carlene Russell, Iowa Dept of Aging,
Connie Shaffner, Patient Stakeholder,
Angela Shanahan, RN-BC, BSN, Falls Care Manager,
Sherri VerSteeg, MSN-HCSM, RN, STRIDE Site Coordinator

Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Medicine   Baltimore, MD

Donna Bilz, Baltimore County Dept of Aging,
Patricia Bosse, Patient Stakeholder,
Vincent Bosse, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Tiffany Campbell, RN, Falls Care Manager,
Patti Ephraim, MPH, STRIDE Site Coordinator,
Arnold Eppel, Baltimore City Health Dept Division of Aging and Care Services,
Paul Gimbel, Patient Stakeholder,
Vanya Jones, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy,
Jade Leung, Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene,
Jack Light, Patient Stakeholder,
Jane Marks, Clinical Nurse Manager,
Agnes McNally, Patient Stakeholder,
Ellis Morris, Patient Stakeholder,
Anne Spar, PT, Physical Therapist,
Myron Rosenberg, Patient Stakeholder,
Judy Simons, Maryland Dept of Aging,
Elizabeth Tanner, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Reliant Medical Group  Worcester, MA

Wendy Drake, VNA Care Network Rehab Manager,
Linda Dylewic, PT, PharmD, Clinician Stakeholder,
Judith Gilmore, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Jerry Gurwitz, MD, STRIDE Site Principal Investigator,
Mike Hebert, Care Coordinator Director,
Tracy Kennedy, MA Dept of Public Health Prevention & Wellness Trust Fund,
Peggy Preusse, RN, Falls Care Manager,
Allison Richards, STRIDE Site Study Coordinator,
Rita Sullivan, Patient Stakeholder,
Amy Vogel-Waters, Director of Elder Affairs, Worcester Senior Center,
Linda Winceck-Moore, Worcester Senior Center

Michigan LPSC

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

Tina Abbate Marzolf, Area Agency on Aging Representative,
Neil Alexander, MD, STRIDE Site Principal Investigator,
Ken Bandy, Director, UMHS Home Care Manager,
Karen Burek, MS, RN, ANP-BC, Falls Care Manager,
Diane Carr, Ann Arbor YMCA,
Sallie Churchill, Patient Stakeholder,
Kathleen Clark, Area Agency on Aging Representative,
Mary Jo Crane, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Melissa Cunningham, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Robert Debrodt, Patient Stakeholder,
Barbara Dunn, Patient Stakeholder,
Amby Gallagher, PhD, MS, RN, Falls Care Manager, LPSC Facilitator,
Cathy Hanson, Patient Advisor,
Peg Jacobs, Manager, Nurse Care Navigators,
Lisa Klinkman, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan,
Edith Maynard, Patient Stakeholder,
Linda Nyquist, PhD, STRIDE Site Study Coordinator,
Laura Rowan, NCOA Representative

Essentia LPSC

Essentia Health  Duluth, MN

Bonnie Andrist, Patient Stakeholder,
Erica Chopskie, RN, MPH, Falls Care Manager,
Laurie Hensel, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Deer River Clinic,
Mary Hertel, Minnesota Board on Aging, Fall Prevention Coalition Representative
Jenn Hoff, Nurse Educator, Injury Prevention, Trauma Unit
Diane Holliday-Welsh, OTR/L, MS-HAS, Clinician Stakeholder,
Kristi Kane, Executive Director, Elder Circle,
Alice Martwig, Patient Stakeholder,
Cathy McCarty, MPH, PhD, STRIDE Site Co-Investigator, LPSC Co-Facilitator
Siobhan McMahon, GNP-BC, MPH, PhD, STRIDE Site Co-Principal Investigator, LPSC Co-Facilitator
Candy Nelson, RN, Nurse, Deer River Clinic,
Barb Ryan, Patient Stakeholder,
Ryan Sharrow, PT, Rehab Director, Gentiva Health Services,
Luann Teige, Area Agency on Aging Representative,
Adam Thayer, RN, Nurse, Deer River Clinic,
Tasha Waage, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Deer River Clinic

Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY

Sheila Barton, Social Worker
Anna-Isabel Caffarelli, MHS, Falls Prevention Coalition Representative, Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
Jane Cholak, Home Health Representative
Soli Davis, Caregiver Stakeholder
Louis DePasquale, PT, Bon Secours Good Samaritan Home Health Care Agency
Harrison Moss, Falls Prevention Coalition Representative, NY State Dept of Health
Ruth Nathan, Caregiver Stakeholder
Caryn Resnik, Area Agency on Aging Representative, NYC Dept for the Aging
Deb West, RN, Falls Care Manager
Betty Walker, Patient Stakeholder
Nancy Xenakis, Director of Care Coordination, Mount Sinai Care

Partners Healthcare System Boston, Massachusett

Lorna Brown, PT, DPT, GCS, Clinician Stakeholder
Martie Carnie, Senior Patient Advisor, NPSC Co-Chair
Carla Cicerchia, Massachusetts Dept of Public Health
Gretchen Coughlin, Patient Stakeholder
Mike Coughlin, Patient Stakeholder
Patrick Dempsey, STRIDE Site Study Coordinator
Patti Dykes, PhD, RN, STRIDE Site Principal Investigator
Maureen Fagan, DNP, MHA, STRIDE Co-Investigator, NPSC Co-Chair
Laura Nelson Frain, MD, Clinician Stakeholder
Michael Healey, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Holly Hackman, Massachusetts Dept of Health Epidemiology
Julie Kautz Mills, Massachusetts Bureau of Community Health
Leah Leavitt, Elderly Affairs, City of Boston
Sally Lindover, Patient Stakeholder
Evelyn O’Neil, Community Provider Representative
Alejandra Salazar, PharmD, STRIDE Site Co-Investigator
Emily Shea, Elderly Affairs, City of Boston
Kety Silva, Research Assistant
David Ting, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital
Yvette Wells, RN, Falls Care Manager
Judith Whittingham, Partners Home Care

Pittsburgh LPSC

University of Pittsburg Medical Center  Pittsburg, PA

Elizabeth Beck, Community Provider Representative,
Marianne Bencloski, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Mary Bencloski, Patient Stakeholder,
Janet Bonk, Public/Community Representative,
June Eazor, Patient Stakeholder,
Linda Eazor, Caregiver Stakeholder,
Mimi Ferchak, RN, Falls Care Manager,
Sandy Gilmore, Patient Advisor,
Susan Greenspan, MD, STRIDE Site Co-Principal Investigator
Jean Kablack, Area Agency on Aging Representative,
Linda Lofaso, UPMC Homecare Referral,
Nancy Mott, UPMC Homecare Referral,
Megan Miller, STRIDE Site Study Coordinator,
Mijung Park, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, Asst. Professor, Univ. of Pittsburg School of Nursing,
Shachi Tyagi, MD, Clinician Stakeholder,
Hallie Zeleznik, DPT, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services


University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Health  Galveston, TX

Helen Appelberg, DMin, LPSC Co-Chair/Chaplain,
Sharon (Frances) Booton, Patient & Caregiver Stakeholder,
Shirley Bridges, Patient Stakeholder,
Summer Chapman, RN, Falls Care Manager,
Curtis Cooper, Area Agency on Aging Representative,
Gloria Ellisor, Patient Stakeholder,
Rebecca Galloway, PT, PhD, GCS, CEEAA, LPSC Co-Chair/Clinician Stakeholder, George (Moose) Morton, Caregiver Stakeholder,
John Papaconstantinou, PhD, Professor, UTMB,
Mukaila Raji, MD, MSc, FACP, Director of Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, UTMB, Michelle Sierpina, PhD, Founding Director, Osher Lifeline Learning Institute,
Tiva Thomas, AMED Home Health,
Alice Williams, MS, LBSW, Executive Director, Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program

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