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Thursday, January 26 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Panel: Food as Medicine

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Panelists in this session will explore alternatives to current models of food access/food delivery that are generally poor quality.  Food delivery is a sector that has seen rapid growth and experimentation in the last five years, with multiple partnerings of tech+logistics, and some of these have focused on serving the senior market.   

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Catherine Terry Taylor

Project Advisor, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, URI
| Catherine Taylor has worked in public affairs and government for almost three decades. She is the former director of the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs and owner of a small business that specialized in strategic communications consulting for nonprofit and corporate clients.  She currently serves as advisor to the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience and to the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center at the University... Read More →

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Marydale Debor

Managing Director, Fresh Advantage
Marydale DeBor founded Fresh Advantage LLC after 25 years experience in health care administration and philanthropy. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to improving the health status of individuals adversely affected by poverty and lack of access to care, food and shelter. While a senior executive at a community hospital, she recognized the urgent need to revolutionize traditional institutional food service and bring considerations... Read More →
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Mary Flynn

Mary M. Flynn, PhD, RD, LDN is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at Brown University.  She teaches courses in nutrition at Brown, and lectures on nutri-tion in the Brown Medical School.  She is the outpatient clinical dietitian for oncology, Men’s Health, The Stone Center, and the Medical Clinic.  She has been a research die-titian since 1984 at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI.  Her main research... Read More →
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Joan Kwiatowski

Joan Kwiatkowski is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CareLink, Inc., a nonprofit health management services organization and The PACE Organization of Rhode Island.  CareLink is comprised of post acute and community based health providers, creating an integrated network of services across the state.  The mission of CareLink is to develop quality and cost saving opportunities for its members, while providing oversight to an... Read More →
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Iyah Romm

VP Clinical Operations, Commonwealth Care Alliance
Iyah Romm is Vice President for Clinical Operations and Transformation at Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) a Massachusetts nonprofit health plan and integrated care delivery system created to provide high quality care to people with complex health needs.  CCA manages over 800 million dollars annually to care for more than 20,000 individuals who, by virtue of being over 65 and low income or disabled and low income, are dually eligible for... Read More →
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David Waters

CEO, Community Servings
David Waters is CEO and President of Community Servings, Inc. in Boston, MA. David has been involved with Community Servings as a board member, volunteer and staff person since its founding in 1989 and became the Executive Director/CEO in 1999. David is the former Board Chair of the Association of Nutrition Service Agencies, and is a founding member of the national Food Is Medicine Coalition.

Thursday January 26, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Ship Room

Attendees (30)