Steering Committee

Ellen Bailey, MA, MPH – Co-Chair NC Falls Prevention Coalition
Falls Prevention Grant Manager
Healthy Aging NC Initiative
North Carolina Center for Health Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville

Ingrid Bou-Saada, MA, MPH – Co-Chair NC Falls Prevention Coalition
Injury Prevention Consultant
Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch
NC Department of Health and Human Services

April Austin 
Executive Director
Satie and J.E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center

Gina Becherer
Community Outreach
Alignment Health Plan

Marie Rawlings Dagger, MS, OTR/L, ECHM
AFA Certified Dementia Care Partner,
Aging Transitions Occupational Therapist
Orange County Department on Aging

Robert C. Gerken, C.P.M., CAPS
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist
North Carolina Senior Tarheel Legislature – Alternate Guilford County
North Carolina AARP Triad Region – Co-Lead Volunteer
AARP HomeFit Guide Advisory Council, HomeFit National Trainer
AARP National Speakers Bureau
Guilford County Transportation Advisory Board and Commission on Aging

Britney Melvin
Community Risk Reduction Coordinator
New Hanover County – Fire Rescue

Angela Rogers
Director of Community Health and Wellness
YMCA Greensboro

Selena Royal
Senior Center Program Specialist
Division of Aging, Service Operations
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Divya Venkataganesan, MPH
Falls Prevention Project Specialist
North Carolina Center for Health Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville
Human Services Planner/Evaluator, State Aging Plan
Division of Aging, Planning & Systems Support Section
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Kristina Wolfe, PT
Kristina Wolfe, PT
Founder/Owner of Prosper PT & Wellness
APTA Geriatrics Credentialed Balance and Falls Professional
APTA Geriatrics North Carolina State Advocate
Lead for Triangle Falls Prevention Coalition

Co-founders of the NC Falls Prevention Coalition:
Sharon Rhyne, MHA, MBA
Audrey Edmisten, MPH, RDN, LDN (retired)
Ellen Caylor Schneider, MBA (retired)

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As a collaborative initiative, NCFPC works with non- and for-profit partners without endorsing products or services, except for ACL- and CDC-approved evidence-based falls prevention programs. The NCFPC prohibits modifications to its materials without prior written approval by NCFPC.