Margit Novack, MCP, SMM-C
Margit Novack is the Founding President of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). Margit is a pioneer in Senior Move Management and lauched the industry's first training program in 1999. Since that time, she has been committed to expanding the industry’s professionalism through training and education. Margit serves on the NASMM Ethics Compliance Committee and developed the NASMM Cornerstone courses. She co-developed the NASMM FrontDoor Training and developed and presents the NAPO Downsizing with Seniors course. In 2010, NASMM honored Margit by establishing the Margit Novack Award for Outstanding Contributions to Senior Move Management.
Gael Hannan is a hearing health consultant and hearing loss advocate who grew up with progressive hearing loss that is now severe-to-profound.
Mary Elizabeth Parker, Ph.D. is a former university professor and writer whose works include stories, essays and poems.
Karen Reber, MSW, is the main editor for eSMMART. Karen has worked with older adults for over 30 years.
Teepa Snow, M.S., FAOTA is an expert and educator on dementia care. Teepa's Positive Approach to Care program is designed to help caregivers appreciate what happens when someone experiences cognitive changes, enhance their caregiving skills and improve the personal experience of those living with dementia.
Bill Thomas, M.D. is an international authority on eldercare and founder of the Eden Alternative. The Eden Alternative and other initiatives such as The Green House Project share a common goal of transforming long term care.
Laurie White, MSW is a dementia care specialist and is co-author of Understanding Difficult Behaviors and Moving a Relative with Memory Loss.
371 Productions is an independent production company that creates documentaries about issues that shape our lives.
Center for Aging Services (CAST) promotes the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that will improve the experience of aging and aging in place.
Fanlight Productions is a distributor of films on the social issues of our time, with a special focus on healthcare, mental health, professional ethics, aging, disabilities, and gender and family issues.
Terra Nova Films is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of life in its later years through film.