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

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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

Melissa C. Devlin

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

Roh Ghafoori

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

Karen Gillespie

Grandfamilies Project Coordinator

Nancy Henkin

Senior Fellow

Adam Hlava

Finance and Operations Director

Constance Jones

Office Assistant

Irv Katz

Senior Fellow

Michael Marcus

Senior Fellow

Emily Patrick

Senior Manager

Chelsi Rhoades

Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

Anita Rogers

Senior Fellow

Sheri Steinig

Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications

Rachel Tailby

Operations Coordinator

Fabian Venegas-Ramos

Digital Communications Coordinator

Ilonka Walker

Intergenerational Coordinator

Maari Weiss

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

Robyn Wind

GRAND Voices Support Coordinator

Our Leadership

Board Officers


Joseph P. Cuticelli


Marleon Capital

Vice Chair

Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Executive Vice President of External Affiars

Volunteers of America


Sarah Kastelic (Alutiiq)

Executive Director

National Indian Child Welfare Association


Mary Anne Mason

Retired Partner

Crowell & Moring LLP

Past Chair

Matthew E. Melmed

Executive Director


Board Members

Nebeyou Abebe

Senior Vice President, Social Determinants of Health

Highmark Health

Ramsey Alwin

President and CEO

National Council on Aging

Sheri Brady

Vice President, Strategy and Program

Children's Defense Fund

Cody Burch

Division President, Leadership Solutions

AMN Healthcare

Lisa Coen

U.S. Public Affairs Lead

Pfizer Vaccines

Janet McUlsky


McUlsky Health Force LLC

Danny Melgoza

Chief Strategy Officer

National Association of Counties

Mark Meridy

Executive Director


Barb Quaintance

Senior Vice President, Office of Volunteer and Civic Engagement


Pamela B. Smith

Executive Director

Strategic Advisors

Marc Freedman

Founder & Co-CEO


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 Network

Generations United’s GRAND Voices Network is comprised of a select group of grandparents and other relative caregivers from across the country. Learn more.

Our Committees

Policy Committee


Kendra Kuehn

National Adult Protective Services Association


Steven Olender

Think of Us


Kati Mapa

Child Welfare League of America

Joe Huang-Racalto

Child Welfare League of America

Amy Templeman

Social Current

Rachel Mackey


Medicare Rights Center

Lutheran Services in America

Daniel Hains


Whitney Pesek

National Women's Law Center

National Council on Aging

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Rohini Khillan


Mario Cardona

Child Care Aware of America

National Adult Protective Services Association

Patrick Lester

Voice for Adoption

Shaquita Ogletree

Youth Villages

Our United Nations Representatives

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."