Life Transition

Dr. Gary Altheim – Clinical Psychologist – Helping You Find Your Purpose

Dr. Gary Altheim – Dr. Gary Altheim is a New York State licensed Clinical Psychologist who received his doctorate from Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Gary has extensive experience in working therapeutically with emotionally challenged children, young adults, seniors, and families. He is the Founder/Executive Director of Growth and Development Services (GDS), a nonprofit organization that services elders and youth. Dr. Gary has extensive experience working with seniors and elders with dementia. After discovering the healing power of music in caregiving for his mom with Alzheimers, he created an intergenerational music program namesake, Youth Engaging Seniors (YES), to bring life and connection to elders with dementia and caregivers suffering from the burdens of living with a loved one with dementia. In 2018, Dr. Gary was a finalist for Child Mind Institute’s Annual Change Maker Awards and was featured in Parents Magazine for his work addressing the burdens of family instability, violence, mental health, and learning disabilities. He has a plethora of experience in conducting workshops, consulting, and training corporations, nonprofits and assisted living facilities in creating effective environments and tools to work with clients, staff and caregivers. He developed a leadership development model to empower individual and groups to team build, bond and reach their full potential!

Diane Stover-Hopkins Becoming a More Innovative Problem Solver at Any Age

Diane Stover-Hopkins – Diane Stover-Hopkins is a nationally recognized marketing, innovation and customer experience executive primarily in the healthcare industry. She has extensive experience working with leadership teams to strengthen brand/customer experience alignment, and innovation strategy development. Her extensive knowledge can help you in the next stage of your life whether volunteering for a not for profit or pursuing entrepreneurship in your retirement. No matter your role – board member, volunteer, staff – problems will arise just as they did when you were pursuing your last career. Diane’s three hour live interactive web course provides an overview of how effective problem solving can have a positive impact on customer experiences, operations, safety and finances.  The course will explore a variety of innovation tools ready to use with teams in any organization. Diane is a certified experience economy expert and author of Unleashing the Chief Moment Officers and co-author of Wake Up and Smell the Innovation.