Jamie Huysman cofounded the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation that created a new level of care for caregivers around the country and received Florida’s Social Worker of the Year Award for that work in 2008. Since 1992, his program, TV AftercareTM has provided millions of dollars worth of follow-up care for talk, court and reality show guests. He co-authored the acclaimed Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health & Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss and was featured in The 100 Mile Walk: A Father and Son on a Quest to Find the Essence of Leadership, Voices of Caregiving and Voices of Alcoholism. Dr. Huysman writes for Caregiver SOS, Florida MD and Today’s Caregiver magazines and blogs on PsychologyToday.com.
Dr. Linda Chous has more than 20 years of experience in private practice and is a specialist in pediatric optometry. She is past president of the Minnesota Optometric Association, and as the Chief Eye Care Officer for UnitedHealthcare, she provides clinical leadership for the advancement and delivery of eye care wellness and disease management programs.
Barbara has been a registered nurse for 44 years and a Public Health Nurse for 29 years. She worked as an Emergency Department nurse in Seattle, Denver, San Diego and Minneapolis for 15 years. After obtaining her BSN, Barb worked as a Medicare nurse and then as a case manager for the Hennepin County Community Health Department. Barbara supports UnitedHealth Group's Solutions for Caregivers in various roles as a consultant.
Audrey Thomas is the owner of Organized AudreyOpens a new window. As a national speaker, she is passionate about transferring skills to others so they can learn how to become better organized and make life-lasting improvements. She is a recognized expert in the organization field having been nominated for the prestigious Founders' Award of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Audrey has authored several books, including "50 Ways to Leave Your Clutter," and "Getting Organized with Microsoft Outlook."
Kathleen Zelman is a nationally-known nutrition correspondent, editor, and contributing writer of diet and nutrition articles. She formerly served as director-at-large on the ADA Board of Directors, and received the prestigious American Dietetic Association (ADA) "Media Excellence Award" for her contribution and commitment to educating consumers about food and nutrition issues through the media. Zelman's experience includes co-hosting a weekly radio program, serving 12 years as a national spokeswoman for the ADA, and making numerous print and television appearances including CNN, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She graduated from Montclair State University and received her Master's degree in public health from Tulane University.