The Family Resource Network, a New Jersey-based organization, will re-convene many of the nation’s industry leaders and family caregivers for the 2022 National Caregivers Conference.
The theme of NCC 2022 is “Emerging Forward, Together”. COVID-19 took a significant toll on the Nation becoming the most challenging times we’ve ever faced. Unpaid family caregivers were impacted by the pandemic in four categories: environmental, technological, societal, and economic. As the Nation is on the path of recovery, The Family Resource Network puts emphasis on the necessity to address the issues in conjunction with the others. The effectiveness of the recovery relies solely on how well policymakers, leaders, and professionals work together. The National Caregivers Conference is committed to creating a space to collaborate, learn and support.
“A new world will emerge, the contours of which are for us to draw.”-Klaus Schwab.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
400 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
For the first time, The National Caregivers Conference will be delivered in a hybrid format, combining an in-person conference experience with a virtual component.
Important Dates to Remember
Presenter Registration Payment Due: September 1, 2022
Pre-Conference Reception: Evening of October 16, 2022
National Caregivers Conference: October 17, 2022
Registration is Open
Family Caregiver $100 Virtual Early Bird Family Caregiver $125 Virtual Final Family Caregiver
Professional $175 Virtual Early Bird Professional $200 Virtual Final Professional
Family Caregiver $125 Early Bird Family Caregiver $150 Final Family Caregiver
Professional $225 Early Bird Professional $250 Final Professional
Racheal Ankrah-Fosu was born in a little country on the Western Coast of Africa, Liberia. Despite surviving the Liberian Civil War and resulting trauma at an early age; 17, she successfully became a 25-year Wall Street, Fintech Executive, and a 14-year social entrepreneur in early childhood care/education, a speaker, author, and community servant leader. She is now the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at ConSol USA, a social for-profit enterprise dedicated to bridging the opportunity divide by creating learning to earning pathways for underserved youth, women and veterans in the information technology corporate realm.
Mary Daniel is a Board-Certified Patient Advocate and the Founder of ClaimMedic and the Daniel Advocacy Group.
Presentation: How to Boldly Advocate for your Loved One: A Dishwasher’s Story
Keith Demps and Katandria Demps, PhD
Keith Demps and Kat Demps are co-founders of KLDCONSULTORS. Kat Demps is a multi-lingual, nationally certified speech-language pathologist, linguist, certified autism specialist, certified public health researcher, and certified in the practice of cognitive rehabilitation. Keith is a telecommunications technician.
Presentation: Self-Care for Caregivers in a Pandemic World
Entrepreneur and founder of, We Coach Caregivers.
Presentation: Coaching: A New Model to Equip and Empower Caregivers - Help for Now - A Career for Later
Doris Green, M.P.A
Doris Green serves as Director of the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition as an employee of Lifespan of Greater Rochester.
Presentation: Understanding Caregivers in the Workplace – An Overview of the Employed Caregiver Survey and the New York State Caregiver Guide for Businesses
Patrick M. Hamilton, M.P.A.
Patrick M. Hamilton is the Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Philadelphia Regional Office Presentation: Helpful Tools to Navigate Medicare Coverage
Laura Jacobs, M.A.
Laura Jacobs is lead facilitator and founder of Autism and School, a support/resources group for parents of school-age children with Autism (ASD/HFA).
Presentation: Empowering Caregivers of School Age Children with Autism
Christina Keys is the Director of Community Growth at Caregiving.com
Presentation: Bringing Caregivers and Community Resources Together
Feylyn Lewis, PhD
Dr. Lewis is the program manager for the Students for Health Equity program at Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing, while also continuing to practice as an independent researcher and consultant.
Presentation: Youth Caregivers: Before, During, and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Michelle Lewis serves as the Executive Director of the Young Caregivers Association, a not-for-profit agency with a mission to serve caregiving children, youth, young adults and their families in Canada.
Presentation: Supporting Young Caregivers: An Evidence Based Model of Support in Canada
Mary Elaine Petrucci, M.B.A
Mary Elaine is a healthcare expert who has nearly twenty years in healthcare and pharmaceuticals sales and marketing and 20 years as a healthcare provider working with children and adults in schools, home care, hospitals, nursing homes, and memory care settings as well as independent and assisted living facilities.
Presentation: The Caregiver Notebook: 3 Keys to Caregiving
Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS
Lynda Shrager is a registered occupational therapist with a master's degree in social work and has worked for more than 42 years in the field of geriatric rehabilitation.
Presentation: Keep Them Safe - Keep You Sane: A Caregiver’s Guide to a Safe Home
Heather Campbell Slutzky, MLS, CPXP
Heather Campbell Slutzky is the Founder and Principal Celebrant of Anchor & Flame, an organization focused on developing the leadership skills of compassionate weirdos and creating meaningful celebrations for all.
Presentation: Celebrations define community and family
Loretta Woodward Veney
Loretta Woodward Veney is an inspirational speaker who has delivered more than 325 speeches and presentations on dementia and caregiving since 2014.
Presentation: Building Joyful Caregiver Experiences with Humility, Hope and Humor!
Laura Weinberg, M.S., CCC-SLP, M.B.A. & William Aronow
Laura is nationally-certified in speech-language pathology and licensed in NJ. She recently supported her adult son, William Aronow, in using his communication device through about 1,200 hours of virtual groups, including the 120-person international Zoom family reunion he had convinced Aronows to hold. William Aronow self-identifies as a non-vocal autistic man and AAC user
Presentation: Communication Supports for Families and Aides
Mike Eidsaune, CEO of Caregiving.com
Mike Eidsaune is the CEO of Caregiving.com, an ecosystem and platform that helps caregivers and their loved ones live more fulfilling lives throughout their care journey. He believes that supporting family caregivers is the key to finding solutions to many of the challenges we face today in the broader healthcare landscape.
Presentation: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Family Caregivers
With the support of our Conference Partners, we are hosting the National Caregivers Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The National Caregivers Conference 2022 (NCC 2022) will re-convene many of the Nation’s industry leaders and family caregivers for the first ever hybrid event. Together we will examine the progress made to date in strengthening the caregiver ecosystem, identifying the gaps, and considering new opportunities for enhancing the professional and unpaid family caregiver roles. As the Nation is on the path of recovery, The Family Resource Network puts emphasis on the necessity to address the issues in conjunction with the others. On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to invite you to attend and support the National Caregivers Conference here in Philadelphia on October 16 & 17, 2022. Hosted at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel where you will have the opportunity to discover the Old City Neighborhood and iconic landmarks.