Our Team

Generations United is a powerful network of member organizations, partners, and stakeholders committed to improving the lives of children, youth and older adults.

Careers at Generations United

Join our team and advance your career at Generations United. View available positions and learn more about our internship and senior fellow opportunities. Learn more.

Our Staff

Donna Butts

Executive Director

Jaia Peterson Lent

Deputy Executive Director

Bruce Astrein

Senior Fellow

Ana Beltran

Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Shalah Bottoms

Technical Assistance Specialist, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Jamarl D. Clark

Assistant Director, National Center on Grandfamilies

Kylee Craggett

Technical Assistance Specialist, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Melissa C. Devlin

Assistant Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Mona Edwards

Grants and Contracts Specialist

Roh Ghafoori

Project Assistant, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Karen Gillespie

Project Coordinator, National Center on Grandfamilies

Alison Harte

Fellow

Alan Hatton-Yeo

Senior Fellow

Nancy Henkin

Senior Fellow

Adam Hlava

Director, Finance & Operations

Constance Jones

Office Assistant

Irv Katz

Senior Fellow Emeritus

Michael Marcus

Senior Fellow

Emily Patrick

Senior Manager

Chelsi Rhoades

Public Policy and Advocacy Specialist

Anita Rogers

Senior Fellow

Sheri Steinig

Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications

Rachel Tailby

Operations Coordinator

Fabiola Venegas-Ramos

Digital Communications Coordinator

Ilonka Walker

Coordinator, Intergenerational Programs

Adina Wambua

Project Assistant

Maari Weiss

Project Specialist, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center

Robyn Wind

GRAND Voices Support Coordinator, National Center on Grandfamilies

Our Leadership

Board Officers

Chair

Joseph P. Cuticelli

Partner and COO

Phoenix3 Holdings LLC

Vice Chair

Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Executive Vice President of External Affiars

Volunteers of America

Secretary

Sarah Kastelic (Alutiiq)

Executive Director

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Treasurer

Cody Burch

Chief Operating Officer

GHR Healthcare

Past Chair

Matthew E. Melmed

Executive Director

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Board Members

Ramsey Alwin

President and CEO

National Council on Aging

Sheri Brady

Vice President, Strategy and Program

Children's Defense Fund

Lisa Coen

U.S. Public Affairs Lead

Pfizer Vaccines

Janet McUlsky

President

McUlsky Health Force LLC

Danny Melgoza

Chief Strategy Officer

National Association of Counties

Mark Meridy

Executive Director

DOROT

Barb Quaintance

Senior Vice President, Office of Volunteer and Civic Engagement

AARP

Pamela B. Smith

Executive Director

The Alex Smith Foundation

The Eisner Foundation

Strategic Advisors

Marc Freedman

Founder & Co-CEO

CoGenerate

Robyn I. Stone

Senior Vice President, Research and Co-Director

LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Mary Ann Van Clief

Vice President

The Brookdale Foundation Group

Juan Williams

Correspondent and Journalist

Fox News

Our GRAND Voices 

Generations United’s GRAND Voices initiative is a national advocacy group comprised of caregiver advocates, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, other relatives and close family friends raising childrenLearn more.

Our Committees

Policy Committee

Co-Chair

Steven Olender

Think of Us

Co-Chair

Rachel Mackey

NACo

National Adult Protective Services Association

USAging

Kati Mapa

Child Welfare League of America

Amy Templeman

Social Current

Medicare Rights Center

Lutheran Services in America

Daniel Hains

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Whitney Pesek

National Women's Law Center

National Council on Aging

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Rohini Khillan

AARP

Mario Cardona

Child Care Aware of America

National Adult Protective Services Association

Patrick Lester

Voice for Adoption

Shaquita Ogletree

Youth Villages

Cambia Health Solutions

Generations United’s UN Resources

Publication Statement for UN Working Group on Older Persons
Statement for the 12th Open-Ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons April 11-14, 2022
Generations United’s Quadrennial Report to the United Nations for the Period Covering 2017–2020
This report to the United Nations highlights Generations United's contribution to the UN's work.
News Article Generations United’s Report to the UN on the 31st Annual UNIDOP
This report, written by Magda Kaczmarska, shares highlights from the 31st annual UN International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP), which focused on "Digital Equity for All Ages."