Caregiver Summit 2016

Lynn Friss Feinberg

Lynn’s work focuses on family caregiving and long-term care issues. She has published and lectured widely on family care issues and has served on numerous national advisory committees and expert panels to address caregiving and long-term care. Most recently, she was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults, which recently released the report, “Families Caring for An Aging America.”

She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the National Academy for Social Insurance. Previously she served as a commissioner of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, and a member of the Editorial Board of Generations, the journal of the American Society on Aging. She has a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

“Advancing Public Policy to Recognize and Support Caregivers: The Time is Now”

Rundy Purdy

“The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving”
An eclectic writer, Rundy Purdy is best known for his moving account of caring for his ailing grandfather in “The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving.” His writing has been described as, “touching as ‘Tuesdays With Morrie,’ as tender as John Bayley’s memoir of his wife, Iris Murdoch, and in many ways truer and more tough-minded than either.”
At twenty-four Rundy began the caregiving journey that changed his life. The experience gave him a passion to help those facing the caregiving struggle. His goal is to inspire, support, and encourage others to overcome obstacles and become all the caregiver they can be.

Dr. Harry Croft

“Alzheimer’s Disease: Hope for the Future”
Dr. Harry Croft, Chief of Nervous System Research at Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc., is a triple board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in adult psychiatry, PTSD, addiction medicine (treatment of substance abuse disorders) and sex therapy. Dr. Croft has over 30 years of experience as a Principal Investigator and has conducted over 80 clinical trials in psychiatric disorders..

Before his position here with Clinical Trials of Texas Inc, he was an Army Psychiatrist (during the Vietnam Era) who was awarded the U.S. Army Meritorious Medal in 1976. Dr Croft not only excels in his work here with us, he has also evaluated more than 7,000 Veterans with PTSD, making him a national expert when it comes to combat related PTSD.

Dr Jamie Huysman

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
Dr. James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW has built his innovative healthcare career on the premise that “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” His belief that the resilience of the human spirit and collaboration are key to our country’s health future is the core of his philosophy. He is a fierce advocate of patient-centered healthcare and a workforce in touch with their own wellness.