Gary Figiel, MD
Dr. Gary Figiel is a board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist. He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at Duke University. Dr. Figiel has developed geriatric programs at Duke University, Washington University, Emory University and the Eastside Heritage Center. Dr. Figiel is specially trained in the early diagnosis and management of memory disorders. Dr. Figiel is owner of Southeastern Geriatric Healthcare Group, which he started in 2003.
Carol Mullen is the Hospice Care Consultant for Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care. Previously Carol was the Director of Harmony Home Care and Executive Director of Parc at Buckhead/Atlanta, GA. Carol has been actively employed in senior care for over 30 years and brings to the foundation expertise in elder care, healthcare management, home care, and is a certified facilitator with the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association. Carol facilitates 5 monthly caregiver support groups in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Adam Seever is the owner a non-medical home care company that services the Atlanta metro area. His journey to the home care space took place after going through hospice and home care with a family member. Underwhelmed by the quality of care he saw, Adam set a goal of starting a home care company that always did the right thing…for the client and caregivers. This included becoming a Certified Nurse’s Aide which provided Adam with the opportunity to better understand the challenges caregivers face. Prior to becoming owner of the home care company, Adam worked 27 years on corporate sports marketing. Career stops along the way included a global marketing agency, the Coca-Cola Company and domestic and international assignments for the world’s largest sports marketing agency, International Management Group. In addition to volunteering with Amy’s Place, Adam donates his time weekly at hospice, served on the board of Perimeter North Villages, is an active member of Roswell Rotary and supports numerous area non-profits.
Liz Strickland left her work as a Partner with Ernst and Young, LLC to care for her parents, who both have dementia. She and her life partner have customized their home to accommodate her parent’s needs. Liz studied Math and Computer Science at UGA, led Data Processing at Savannah Bank and Trust Co., and redesigned the Credit Reporting System for The Credit Bureau. As a consultant for Coopers and Lybrand, she led the movement of operations of Arrow Shirt Company from Troy, NY to Atlanta, GA. In her 14 years with Ernst and Young, she authored, translated and deployed their international methodology, worked with Edsel Ford to streamline operations for Ford Credit, and redesigned the assembly line for the Ford Motor Company. Liz is past member of the YWCA of Savannah, American Institute of Banking, and the New York based Legacy Foundation.
Bonnie Dobbs is one of the nation’s most educated individuals on the topic of Medicare insurance and is contracted with most Medicare insurance companies. Bonnie presents to numerous organizations, educates, and is a presenter as a Medicare Expert on the Touring Panel Discussion with the Atlanta Journal Constitution Aging in Atlanta Series. Bonnie studied at Kennesaw State University. She is an active member of NAIPC/Atlanta and has served as an exclusive agent for United Healthcare and Aetna Health Insurance.
Loretta Seifferman has made a career in adult education and corporate training for more than 30 years, during which she spent most of her time working in the nonprofit world. As manager of grant writing/funding for Adult Education Services for Catholic Charities Atlanta, her responsibility was to secure funding for adult English and Citizenship preparation classes. Loretta completed her under graduate degree with a BA in English at Emory University and later received her Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola New Orleans. She speaks fluent French and Spanish and has worked extensively with immigrants from around the globe. “Ret” brings personal experience to the Advisory Board as she cares for her husband who lives with a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia.
Thad is a marketing and technology trend expert, trainer, curriculum developer and operations analyst. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of South Alabama, authoring his thesis on Brand Awareness- Corporate Image vs. Corporate Identity. Thad has spent most of his professional career working in real estate and start-up high tech industries. Thad’s knowledge of the latest technologies available along with his unique ability to translate it all into easy to understand language, make him a highly sought after speaker/trainer. Currently, Thad owns The Realty Lab, a Realtor® centric post licensing school accredited by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
Sue N. Sharp is a Roswell resident and owner of Mobility Scooters and More in Alpharetta, GA. Born and raised in the Destin, FLA area, she is a graduate of the University of Florida. Sue has served on numerous boards and has been appointed to many city (Roswell) and Fulton County committees and is a current member of the Roswell Rotary Club. Retired from Delta Airlines after 27 years, Sue enjoys time with her grandchildren, husband, and being involved in community projects as advisor/volunteer.