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Auleria Eakins, MPH

Community Outreach & Education
LA Care Health Plan


Auleria Eakins, a native of Los Angeles, received a Master’s in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a concentration in Health Care Management from California State University, Dominquez Hills. She is currently employed by L.A. Care Health Plan as the Manager of...MORE

Martin Jones, MSW, LCSW

District Chief
Older Adult System of Care Bureau
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health


Los Angeles County Department of Mental HealthMartin Jones, Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 19 years of social work experience. He graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology, and...MORE

Slettie M. Jones, LCSW, CSW-G

Corporate Director
Older Adult Services
Pacific Clinics (Retired)


Mr. Slettie Jones is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in geriatric mental health. He has over 35 years of experience in mental health working both as a para-professional and a professional social worker in public...MORE

Carlon L. Manuel, M.S.

Indivisible Men
Veteran USMC


Upon his arrival from his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago to Brooklyn, N.Y. in January 1975, Carlon became interested in the experiences and culture of African Americans. Mr. Manuel’s mix of West Indian roots along with his African American acculturation fostered his interest in both worlds...MORE

Mardell M. Reed

California Senior Leaders Program and Alliance
Justice and Dignity for Senior Rights
AAAE Senior Advisory Council


Ms. Mardell M. Reed is a retired Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) employee. After 32 years of serving children in the LAUSD, Ms. Reed assisted her son with opening and managing Mel’s Memory...MORE

Deborah F. Christian, PA-C

Geriatric Physician Assistant
Geriatric Medicine
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services


Ms. Christian is a Physician Assistant providing clinical care and coordination services to minority older adults with complex medical and social issues residing in South Central Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Fisk University...MORE

Donna Benton, Ph.D.

Corporate Director
Older Adult Services
Pacific Clinics


Donna Benton is a geriatric psychologist with 30 years experience working with older adults and their families. She is Corporate Director of Older Adult Services at Pacific Clinics and an Assistant Research Professor of Gerontology at USC Davis...MORE


Karen D. Lincoln, Ph.D., MSW, M.A.

​Founder and Chair

Associate Professor
USC School of Social Work
Director, Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work Senior Scientist, Roybal Institute on Aging


An honors graduate from UC Berkeley where she received a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in African American studies and a graduate from...MORE

Bryan F. Gaines, MSW


Project Assistant
Advocates for African American Elders
USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging


Mr. Bryan F. Gaines serves as co-chair and Project Assistant of Advocates for African American Elders. He is also Assistant Director of the Hartford Academic Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work ...MORE

Sikizi Allen, B.A.


Elder Care Specialist


The field of aging has blessed Ms. Sikizi Allen with the most gratifying and rewarding career in aging. For over 25 years, Ms. Allen has worked with the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (Northern and Southern California) and Senior Citizens Multipurpose Centers in West Hollywood, Gardena and...MORE

Carlotta Childs-Seagle, MSW, LCSW

Deputy Director
Older Adult System of Care Bureau
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health


Carlotta Childs-Seagle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than thirty years of social work practice experience, including administrative and management experience. She received a Master’s degree...MORE

Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, MSW, LCSW

Ward Economic Development Corporation


For over 42 years, Mrs. Jacqueline Dupont-Walker has been a professional in the public and private sectors. Mrs. Dupont-Walker's strong commitment and calling to "faith-centered and empowering" development has made her a prophetic voice locally and nationally. Early in life she was impacted...MORE

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