The Green House Project Honors Women Leaders on its Elevate Eldercare Podcast

In celebration of Women’s History Month, The GREEN HOUSE® Project (GHP) is proud to announce its podcast, Elevate Eldercare, will release on Wednesday, March 31, an episode that highlights 19 women leaders of senior living.

GHP Senior Director Susan Ryan and her colleagues Education Project Manager Mary Hopfner-Thomas and Director of Resource Development Marla DeVries sat down together to reflect on the incredible women leaders that have appeared as guests on Elevate Eldercare since its launch last July.

“A year into the pandemic, we are thrilled to take a look back at these courageous women who stepped up and took action, allowing their passion and quest for social justice to mobilize solutions and teams amid undoubtedly the most horrific experience in our history,” said Ryan. “Their stories are unique, yet eerily similar, in that each voice became a guiding and stabilizing force that provided solid leadership within their spheres of influence during profound uncertainty and fear."

The 19 guests, in order of appearance, are as follows:

  • Carol Silver Elliott, president and CEO, Jewish Home Family
  • Tammy Marshall, founder, Biophilia Pharma
  • Karyne Jones, president and CEO, National Caucus Caucus & Center on Black Aging
  • Jennifer Carson, PhD, director of the Dementia Engagement, Education & Research Program at the School of Community Health Sciences at Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • Jill Wilson, president and CEO, Otterbein SeniorLife
  • Sheri Rose, CEO & executive director, Thrive Center
  • Lori Smetanka, executive director, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
  • Louise Aronson, MD, professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Diane Meier, MD, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • Emi Kiyota, PhD, environmental gerontologist and found of Ibasho
  • Anne Ellett, certified nurse practitioner and founder of Memory Care Support
  • Daniella Greenwood, international speaker, consultant, and author specializing in human rights policy and practices in aging services
  • Ashton Applewhite, author and aging advocate
  • Terry Fulmer, president, John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO, LeadingAge
  • Anne Montgomery, co-director, Altarum’s Program to Improve Eldercare
  • Lori Porter, co-founder and CEO of the National Association of Health Care Assistants
  • Alice Bonner, PhD, adjunct faculty and director of strategic partnerships for the CAPABLE program at the Johns Hopkins University
  • Jeannee Parker Martin, president and CEO, LeadingAge California (episode to air on April 7)

The Mar. 31 episode taps into the collective wisdom gained from Elevate Eldercare’s female guests, while the hosts offer their insights and impressionable moments from each interview that inspired them and their work.


About The Green House Project

The Green House Project (GHP) is an organization that seeks to radically transform senior
housing models by partnering with providers and developers to revolutionize care and empower
the lives of people who live and work in long-term and post-acute care. GHP creates real homes
where all people live meaningful lives amid empowered staff.

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