WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2023) – Generations United is proud to announce its 2023 Advisory Group on Diverse Intergenerational Programs. The Advisory Group is a key part of our work, supported by a grant from RRF Foundation for Aging, to broaden and deepen the reach of the intergenerational field to better support diverse communities and raise awareness about the critical importance of cultural responsiveness in intergenerational programming.
“We are honored that this stellar group of intergenerational practitioners, researchers, and experts from different sectors across the country have committed to serve on this important Advisory Group,” said Donna Butts, the executive director of Generations United. “Their unique perspectives will be instrumental as we develop tools and resources to elevate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in the intergenerational field.”
The members of Generations United Advisory Group on Diverse Intergenerational Programs are:
- Alexis Contreras – Research Assistant, National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
- Carson De Fries (Advisory Group Chair) – Researcher, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
- Jose Gil -Program Coordinator, VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Ernest Gonzales – Associate Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
- Manuel Gonzalez – Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Oceanside, California
- Renee Griffin – Creative Aging & Partnership Manager, Senior Services, Inc.
- Gerardo Martinez – Youth Development Coordinator, El Buen Samaritano
- Carla Moore – Co-Chief Executive Officer, United Methodist Community House
- Vivian Nava-Schellinger – Director, Partnerships & Network Activation, NCOA
- Christy Nishita – Director and Gerontologist, University of Hawaii Center on Aging
- Shai Rosenfeld – Director, Intergenerational Program Engagement, DOROT
- Hector Vargas – Acting Chief National Initiatives Officer, SAGE
Learn more about Generations United Diverse Intergenerational Programs Initiative.
About Generations United: For more than three decades, Generations United’s mission has been to improve the lives of children, youth and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all. We have been the catalyst for policies and practices stimulating cooperation and collaboration among generations, evoking the vibrancy, energy and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together. We believe that we can only be successful in the face of our complex future if generational diversity is regarded as a national asset and fully leveraged. www.gu.org.