Steering Committee

Ellen Bailey, MA, MPH – 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

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

Jillian Hardin, MPA
Center Director, Coastal Carolina Active Living at Shallotte

Angela Rogers
Community Integrated Health Project Consultant (CIH)
NC Alliance of YMCAs

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

Ellen Caylor Schneider, MBA
Co-founder of the NC Falls Prevention Coalition
Director, Policy and Strategic Alliances
Thurston Arthritis Research Center/Osteoarthritis Action Alliance at UNC-Chapel Hill
Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Education Program

Divya Venkataganesan, MPH
Falls Prevention Project Specialist
North Carolina Center for Health Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville
Human Services Planner/Evaluator
Division of Aging and Adult Services
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Kristina Wolfe, PT
Volunteer for APTA Geriatrics
Certifications:
APTA Geriatrics Credentialed Balance and Falls Professional
Otago, A Matter of Balance, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

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

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NC Falls Prevention Coalition Conflict of Interest Statement:

NC Falls Prevention Coalition (FPC) members (and/or their family members) will not use participation in FPC activities or presentations, or the FPC logo, materials, or products for personal financial gain. NCFPC will not endorse products, services or private vendors.

If a coalition member identifies a conflict of interest, that member will recuse his/herself from the situation/decision as indicated by this agreement.