Dementia Friendly Lexington Action Team


Candy Pettry – UK Hospital, Eldercare Navigator

David NisbetValvoline Express owner, former caregiver, Best Friends Volunteer

Gary Stewart - Psychologist

Hardin Stevens – UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Community Coordinator

Laura Dake – Bluegrass Care Navigators, Community Outreach Manager

Mary Crowley-Schmidt – Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging, Assistant Director

Sarah Rowe – The Homeplace at Midway, Community Relations Manager

Stephanie Freeman – Baptist Health Neurology, Memory Care Coordinator

Virginia Bell – Founder of the Best Friends Approach, Social Worker, Author

April Stauffer – Alzheimer’s Association, Community Outreach Coordinator

Susan Neville – Silver Lexington Senior Living Placement Service, Owner

Katie Finnell – Bluegrass ElderLaw, Attorney

Micki Hillgen - Caregiver

Jennifer Gripshover – ITN of the Bluegrass, Executive Director

Kristy Stambaugh – LFUCG, Aging & Disability Services Director

Carla Guthrie - Cedarhurst Senior Living, Family Support Specialist

Carolyn "Coop" McCown – Bluegrass ElderLaw, Medicaid Paralegal

Margaret McCoskey – Retired Geriatric Social Worker

Jamie Gitzinger – Aptiva Health, Vice President of Operations