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 and Co-Director of the National Center on Grandfamilies

Bruce Astrein

Senior Fellow

Ana Beltran

Co-Director, National Center on Grandfamilies

Danica Derriennic

Special Projects Coordinator

Mary Harris

Office Assistant

Nancy Henkin

Senior Fellow

Adam Hlava

Finance and Operations Manager

Irv Katz

Senior Fellow

Alan King

Communications Specialist

Michael Marcus

Senior Fellow

Emily Patrick

Senior Manager

Anita Rogers

Senior Fellow

Diane Roznowski

Policy and Program Coordinator

Sheri Steinig

Special Projects Director

Our Leadership

Board Officers


Matthew E. Melmed

Executive Director



Joseph P. Cuticelli


Marleon Capital


Barb Quaintance

Senior Vice President, Office of Volunteer and Civic Engagement



Mary Anne Mason


Crowell & Moring LLP

Board Members

Lisa Coen

U.S Public Affairs Lead

Pfizer Vaccines

Lynette Fraga

Executive Director

Child Care Aware of America

Jatrice Martel Gaiter

Executive Vice President of External Affiars

Volunteers of America

Hon. Gerald Hyland

Mount Vernon District Supervisor (Retired)

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Karyne Jones

President & CEO

National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.

Sarah Kastelic

Executive Director

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Janet McUlsky

Managing Partner

MultiLink Ltd

Jack Rowe

Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia University

Pamela B. Smith

Executive Director

Alex Smith Foundation

Strategic Advisors

Robert Dugger

Managing Partner

Hanover Management Group, LLC

James Firman

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

BellAge Inc.

Marc Freedman

CEO & President


Catherine Milton

Palo Alto, CA

John Rother

President & CEO

National Coalition on Healthcare

Sandra Timmermann

Corporate Gerontologist and Founder

MetLife Mature Market Institute

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

Policy Analyst

National Adult Protective Services Association


Steven Olender

Children's Defense Fund

Bill Benson

National Policy Advisor

National Adult Protective Services Association

Lindsay Copeland

Federal Policy Director

Medicare Rights Center

Sarah Dobson

Director of Policy and Advocacy

Lutheran Services in America

Barbara Gay

Director of Governmental Affairs


National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Daniel Hains


Aaron Kaufman

Senior Legislative Associate

Jewish Federations of North America

Rohini Khillan


Ilana Levinson

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Rachel Mackey


Casey Peeks

Child Care Aware of America

Marci Phillips

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

National Council on Aging

John Sciamanna

Co Director, Government Affairs

Child Welfare League of America

David Simmons

Director, Government Affairs and Advocacy

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Stefanie Sprow

Senior Policy Associate for Child Welfare and Mental Health

Children's Defense Fund

Yvonne Tobias

Office of Policy Integration


Our United Nations Representatives