A Lifetime Social Worker Brings His Caregiving Experience Home

Caring Conversation — Jim Ramoni Jim Ramoni’s entire professional career has been in the Santa Clara County (California) Social Services Agency, dating back to 1990 as an entry level social worker in child welfare. Since 2013 he has been the Director of the Department of Adult and Aging Services. He has a Master of Social…

A Communication Specialist “Connects the Dots” & Establishes Alzheimer’s Nonprofit

(T-shirt translated: “Do not underestimate memory loss”) Caring Conversation — DY Suharya DY Suharya is the Founder of Alzheimer’s Indonesia and the Regional Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International Asia Pacific. She has more than 20 years’ experience in public health, public/private partnerships, and communications. DY is an Ashoka Fellow and a Salzburg Global Fellow. DY…

An Actor Becomes a Caregiver in the Production of a Lifetime

Caring Conversation — Ron Simons Ron Simons is an award winning Broadway and film producer and actor, and the founder/CEO of Simonsays Entertainment. Ron and Raj have been friends for over 30 years. As such, they’ve talked about just about everything, from jobs to kids to homemaking and back again. But this time, Raj wanted…

A Global Consultant Finds Her Purpose While Caregiving

Caring Conversation — Catherine Lelong Catherine Lelong is a brand and marketing strategy consultant involved with a handful of Bay Area-based nonprofits. She is a founding member of the Latino Giving Circle San Francisco, at the Latino Community Foundation; chairs the board at the What If? Foundation; and is a board member of the Family…

A Technologist Troubleshoots His Sons’ Autism, Leading to Environmental Activism

Caring Conversation — Peter Sullivan Peter Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Clear Light Ventures, as well as an environmental health funder who focuses on toxins and wireless safety. He has spent the last 15 years successfully recovering his two sons from autism and sensory issues. Rajiv: What is your caregiving experience, right now…

A Health & Technology Pioneer Learns That Joy, Even In Illness, Doesn’t Have an Age Limit

Caring Conversation — Susannah Fox Susannah Fox advises companies and nonprofits on how to navigate the intersection of health and technology. She recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Susannah is on the advisory board of Atlas of Caregiving. Rajiv: What is your caregiving experience, right…

A Life-Long Educator Cares For His Mom, And Learns From His Grandson

Caring Conversation — Phil Alvarado Phil Alvarado is the former Superintendent of the Santa Maria Bonita School District (a Kindergarten–8th grade school district in Santa Maria, CA). He is also a trustee of the Santa Barbara Foundation, which has funded Atlas of Caregiving’s work in the region. Rajiv: What is your caregiving experience, right now…