Webinar: Built Environment, Disability, and Health Aging

Archived Recording
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Thursday, December 9, 2010
2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

Website Link  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/952864104

Join us for the next quarterly topical webinar in December when we will examine the built environment, disability, and healthy aging.  This webinar is supported by the AARP Public Policy Institute, the EPA Aging Initiative and the Collaborative on Health and Environment at AAIDD.



Kathy Sykes

Kathy Sykes
Senior Advisor
Aging Initiative Office of Public Engagement
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

In 1998, Kathy Sykes began working for the US EPA.  In 2002, she began serving as the Senior Advisor for the Aging Initiative.  During her 24 year career, Ms. Sykes has held various health and aging policy positions at the state level and at federal agencies.  She served as the Associate Director for Planning & Legislation for the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as professional staff for the U.S. Special Committee on Aging, and as Associate Staff for Congressman David R. Obey.  She worked as a special assistant for the Administrator of the Wisconsin State Division of Health. Kathy received a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Public Policy and Administration and Health Services Administration.  She is a Fellow of the Behavioral and Social Science Section of the Gerontological Society of America.

Rodney Harrell

Rodney Harrell
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for Housing and Livable Communities

Dr. Rodney Harrell is the Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for Housing and Livable Communities.  He is responsible for developing AARP's research and policy development on housing and livable communities issues, managing the housing research agenda, conducting independent research and making public appearances.  AARP's housing policy agenda is committed to creating a range of affordable, appropriate housing options that facilitate personal independence, allow residents to age in place, and engage them in the community's civic, economic, and social life.  Dr. Harrell is an author of several publications including "Preserving Affordability and Access in Livable Communities." Prior to working at AARP, he worked as a research and evaluation consultant, as a researcher and instructor for the University of Maryland, and as a Maryland Governor's Fellow covering revitalization and housing issues.