Keith is a board-certified Physician Assistant and co-founder and CEO of United Concierge Medicine and Management (UCM). Before creating UCM he has been the Chief PA of Emergency Medicine for St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, NY as well as part of the national ER start up management team for Pegasus Emergency Medicine. He was also a co-founding member and Director of Patient Services for a nationwide telemedicine company. Keith has been recognized by the Albany Business Review as a 40 under 40 award winner and was instrumental in UCM being awarded the 2017 CEG Lift Off technology award. Keith currently represents United Concierge Medicine on the American Telemedicine Association Accreditation Advisory Board and has been appointed as a member/advisor to the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committees dealing with telemedicine considerations in the practice areas for primary care and urgent care. He now leads a team of telemedicine experts who are changing the way healthcare is delivered at United Concierge Medicine.
Dr Bibighaus is a board-certified emergency physician who has been practicing in the Capital District for more than 10 years. He grew up in Clifton Park, NY. As the son of a nurse and chemical engineer he knew he always wanted to pursue a career in Medicine. He went on to study biomedical engineering and economics at The Johns Hopkins University during which time he was also a member of the soccer team. He had the honor of staying at the school to earn his medical degree. Dr Bibighaus completed his postgraduate training at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was Chief Resident of Emergency Medicine. Following residency, he moved back to Clifton Park and has worked in Albany and Troy. He has been the Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine for a local emergency department for 8 years. He has also been the Medical Director of EMS services at the Times Union Center and a founding member of a national telemedicine company. He has also had the tremendous privilege of participating in medical missions to Cameroon and Kenya.
Captain Dan Morley join the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office in March 1998. He was promoted to sergeant in 2006, to lieutenant in 2016, and Captain in 2018. As a member of the sheriff’s dive team, he attained Master Scuba diver certification and is an original member of the Sheriff’s special response team. He currently sits on the Saratoga County Community Services Board and the advisory board of the Healing Springs Recovery Center. Captain Morley is also the program director for the Sheriff’s opioid over dose prevention program and often volunteers his time to recovery related efforts in the community.
MARIE RILEY, PSYD
Dr. Reilly is a Rochester New York native and currently splits her time between Rochester and Florida with her husband of 53 years. Following graduation from Georgetown University, Marie taught at Genesee Hospital in their Registered nursing school program. From there she went on to specialize in mental health and worked as a clinical nurse specialist in a psychiatric hospital. Following a hiatus for family reasons, she returned to academia to earn a master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University and a Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University. Marie has extensive experience in the public mental health sector as well as many years in private practice. She has published a research project on depression and relationships in the Journal of Couples Therapy, been part of a rape crisis unit and suicide hotline of Southern Regional Hospital in Georgia and taught psychology at Mercer University. She has been an active community volunteer.
KENNETH D COOPER JR
Deputy Kenneth D Cooper Jr. is currently the Director of Community Outreach and Youth Services for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department. He has been with the department for 31 years. Deputy Cooper is responsible for overseeing safety and security for Saratoga County. He is certified as an Active Shooter Instructor. Thus far, he has trained over 20,000 people.
Deputy Cooper is well versed in presenting. He holds frequent presentations and mock demonstrations to help assist people to prepare in event there is an Active Shooter incident. His presentations and demonstrations have been highly requested within Saratoga County but also extending beyond county lines. Deputy Cooper is also responsible for overseeing 11 School Resource Officers that are assigned to 9 school districts within Saratoga County. He attends numerous school safety meetings. He aids schools in formulating safety plans. Deputy Cooper and his team of Resource Officers assist schools in performing lock down events and safe evacuation drills. They establish and maintain a close partnership with school administrators in order to provide for a safe school environment. Cooper was recently honored and presented with a Medal of Merit by the National Sheriff’s Association for his role in community safety.
Gail Myers, Deputy Director, New York StateWide Senior Action Council. Gail joined the staff of New York StateWide Senior Action Council in April 2011. She is a certified HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) counselor, a certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman, serves as a liaison to the Capital District Senior Issues Forum, and serves on the NYS DOH DSRIP CBO/Cultural Competency Workgroup. Gail has more than three decades experience working to improve health and human service programs and as a public relations specialist. Prior to joining the staff of StateWide, Gail was appointed by Governor Spitzer to serve as the Special Assistant for Community Affairs and Public Participation at the New York State Office for the Aging. In prior years, she was the political director for the Medical Society of the State of New York, the principal lobbyist for the New York State Nurses Association, and legislative assistant to the Chairman of the NYS Assembly Ways & Means Committee.
Molly McCann is the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives for the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York. She started with the Association over three years ago as Program Manager in Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer Counties and Care Consultant in the Capital District. In Molly’s current role, she is serving those in underserved and diverse communities and providing disease education, support, and resources within a 17-county territory. Previously Molly worked as an Activities Director and Volunteer Coordinator at Elderwood at Uihlein and Activities Director and Volunteer Coordinator at Ingersoll Place Assisted Living and Memory Care. Molly has a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College and a Master of Health Services Administration from The Sage Colleges. She lives in Troy, New York with her fiancé and beloved dog, Finch.
Kesha is the Chief Diversity Officer at CCSI (Coordinated Care Services, Inc.). She is a CDP (Certified Diversity Professional), she holds a Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University and PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification from the Human Resource Capital Institute. Kesha understands that diversity & inclusion work is not linear, and she is committed to a process for creating continuous growth through education and collaboration. Kesha is leading CCSI through a multi phased approach of diversity & inclusion resulting in growth and new experiences for individual employees and the organization. As a Diversity & Inclusion practitioner and thought leader, Kesha believes that inclusion is instrumental in breaking down barriers, providing equitable opportunities and involving employees in organizational & community initiatives. Kesha collaborated on a team with United Way of Rochester and Out Alliance (formerly Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley) to develop and implement the inaugural Pride in Leadership Development Program. She is also a board member of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester (LVR), Steering Committee member for HR Connect National (focused on D&I in HR practices), and the recruitment and selection committee chair for AALDP (African American Leadership Development) through the United Way of Greater Rochester.
Michael is Senior Consumer Frauds Representative with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in Albany, NY. He is involved mediating consumer complaints, assisting with investigations and speaking to the community. Originally from Watertown, NY, Michael Sprague now lives in the Capital Region.
Donna Stressel is the Program Director of Driving Rehabilitation Services at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in Maine. Ms. Stressel has more than 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitative therapy. She is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, certified by the State of New York as a Driving Instructor, and a CarFit instructor. Donna has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) on both a regional and national level. She is active with many organizations concerned with older drivers including the American Occupational Therapy Association, New York State Department of Aging, the American Medical Association, and Albany/Schenectady County Traffic Safety Boards. A published author of many articles dealing with older driver issues, Ms. Stressel is also called upon to present on various topics at both a regional and national level.
Jamie is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who believes the beauty of life is fully realized as we become elders. Yet, Elders and their families are burdened and overwhelmed with medical needs, finances and new limitations. Mental health services offered to the elderly where they reside are very limited. Ms DiMarco, inspired by this challenge, created American Elder Care Coordination, an umbrella agency to bring geriatric service providers together to focus on the most immediate needs of the elderly. The Mental Health Alliance is the first program to come from this collaboration which puts licensed clinical therapists in the homes of seniors looking for therapy services. Jamie is excited to be able to share knowledge about mental health services for the elderly.
M QUEEN BAILEY-BROOKS
Queen Bailey-Brooks, LCSW, CASP, is a well-loved and sought-after Speaker, Trainer, Aging Services Specialist, Quality Assurance Coach, Wellness Enthusiast and Philanthropist who’s journeyed a path of “love no matter the environment”. She is multi-talented, with an infectious attitude about life, a passion of reverence towards our elders and an impeccable calling of service. With over 25 years’ experience as a Clinical Social Worker, “disrupter” and social change agent, her passion is to continue inspiring, teaching and serving. As the founder & Chief Transformation Officer of A Wholistic Approach, LLC; Queen has developed a premier consulting, psychotherapy and community wellness education agency with a commitment to “Transform minds and cultures one HEART at a time”. Queen embodies a personal and professional mission to serve with integrity, advocate with love, deliver quality and excellence without compromise and live dedicated to improving the quality of life for every person who crosses her path. When it comes to Service Coordinators, Queen is unapologetically faithful. She advocates on our behalf to HUD, owners and PM’s and enters into conversations she wasn’t invited to lovingly clarify any mischaracterizations of Service Coordinators. There is no other title more humbling to wear than being known as ‘The Service Coordinator’s ~ Service Coordinator”.
Jason Lang has been a police officer for the last 7 years, the last 2 1/2 years as a Deputy with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2015 he has been involved with and currently runs the Project Lifesaver Program the program for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.