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Andrea Glass
Andrea Glass is an award winning author, ghostwriter, and copyeditor of more than 100 books and ebooks. I teach writing and marketing classes online and for UCSD and have taught at CSUSM. I speak throughout San Diego at various libraries on how to write ebooks.
Anette Asher
Anette Asher recently joined the Glenner Memory Care Centers as their CEO. This 30 year old organization serves caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson's and other neurological disorders. Previously Anette worked at the Life Science Information Technology (LSIT) Global Institute in Sept. 2005 as CEO and Board of Directors. In Dec. 2010 LSIT merged with HIMSS where she was acting director through the completion of the merger. Anette is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Sharp Healthcare Foundation, past Board of Directors for Sharp Healthcare Systems (a $2.3B hospital system). In June 2011 she was recognized as one of 20 "Women who Rock San Diego" by San Diego Metro.
Angelica Fortin
Angelica Fortin is the Branch Manager of the San Marcos Branch of the San Diego County Library. With the support of the San MArcos Friends of the Library, the San Marcos Branch introduced the eBook collection and began offering free eBook workshops in 2009. Workshops are now offered at various locations and the collection continues to grow.
Annie Zuckerman
Annie Zuckerman is a college professor for both the San Diego Community College Continuing Ed and Cuyamaca College and have been teaching for over 13 years She teaches topics such as Business Office Technology software programs and social media.
Brendan McHugh
Brendan McHugh has been a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney since 2007. He currently serves in the Economic Crimes Division, as the CATCH Project Director. The CATCH task force is comprised of Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement in San Diego and Riverside Counties, tasked with investigating and prosecuting high tech crimes. Prior to becoming a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney, Brendan served as a Riverside County Deputy District Attorney, and his background before becoming an attorney was in high tech both with the military and in commercial industry, specifically in wireless communications.
Larry McDaniel
Calumet Photographic is the top drawer in the photographer's toolbox. Whether you enjoy the slosh and spill of chemicals in the traditional darkroom or prefer the immediacy of the digital darkroom, Calumet has what you need from cameras and cables to studio lighting and computers. Photographers around the world have been depending on Calumet Photographic for over 70 years because they know where to go for the equipment they need and expert advice they can't get anywhere else. Our sales associates know the photo industry inside and out; we're here to answer questions and offer advice so you can make informed buying decisions. Whether you shoot digital, video or traditional, it's our commitment to help you get exactly what you need when you need it.
Chris McLaughlin
Chris McLaughlin is a technician in the Happy@Home lab. A true gadget hound, Chris works with vendors to obtain products, then sets up and tests them in our lab. He also supports our at-home testing volunteers. He’s having a blast working with older adults and teaching them about the great technology available for aging-in-place. In his spare time, he is a videogame addict and raises geckos.
David Kershberg
Dave Kershberg wants to improve financial literacy in the community. For three years, Dave has volunteered with Junior Achievement, presenting personal finance to more that 500 seniors. He has provided hundreds of hours of free money coaching to individuals. DAve has also delivered numerous presentations at the County Library.
David Weil
After six years working for the Social Security Administration in Boston, Mr. Weil headed west and a new career in the nonprofit world of museums. He was at the Children’s Museum of San Diego for ten years and opened the Computer Museum of America where he served as executive director for ten years. In 2006, in another career shift, he came to Elder Law & Advocacy as controller and in August, 2007 assumed the duties of HICAP Program Manager. The HICAP program provides Medicare and long-term care insurance counseling services to Medicare beneficiaries or those about to become eligible for Medicare. These services are provided throughout San Diego and Imperial counties free of charge utilizing a cadre of volunteer counselors, all of whom are registered with the California Department of Aging.
Debbie Dalton
Debbie has worked with AARP for over seven years as an Associate State Director developing legislative, educational and informative events and programming, with community partners, to engage and enhance the quality of life for people over 50 and their families. She has degrees in Psychology, Journalism and certificates in Life Coaching.
Hank Drayton
Hank Drayton is a retired Navy Captain who is a long time member of the Seniors Computer Group (SCG) of San Diego. www.scgsd.org Almost everything he knows about computers he learned there. Hank teaches a series of Mini-Seminars at SCG, designed to further the group’s motto of “Seniors Helping Seniors”. Hank and his wife Gloria live half the year in San Diego and the other half in Kailua, on Oahu. Hank sings in the Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus in Honolulu while there, writes a weekly stock letter, and owns and manages a vacation rental house on Kauai: www.VisitPrinceville.com
Joey Schmitt
Joey is graduate student at California State University San Marcos. He received his B.A. in Psychology with minors in Business and Environmental Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2010. His current research focuses on the influence of social norms on energy consumption in households.
Judi Bonilla
Judi Bonilla is a gerontologist, author and innovator that helps individuals and families create a rich and fulfilling journey through the aging process. She is an Instructor at Older Adult Service & Information System (OASIS), recently launched the travel training organization We Get Around! and serves as Client Services Director for Advocates for Aging.
Judi Copeland
Judi Copeland is the Director of AALL CARE In Home Services, a local home care company that has served the San Diego community since 1988. Judi has 19 years of experience in providing home care services and currently serves on the Board of the Regional Home Care Council and the Glenner Memory Care Centers Board of Directors. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Sociology. Judi is a recent convert to SmartPhone technology and is delighted to her share “her story”.
Judi Phillips
Judi Phillips has a Graduate certificate in Gerontology along with a Masters in Psychology and a PhD in Business and Management. am a lecturer at Cal State San Marcos in the Psychology department. At MiraCosta College I teach the Gerontology courses and some Psychology courses.
Louis Nava
Louis Nava, an independent IT Consultant/Coach specializing in Technology education and empowerment for increased personal and business success. Recognized statewide for his work in helping bridge the digital divide and increased competency of digital literacy, Louis received the Don and Rosemary Vial Award nomination for digital inclusion in 2011, and 2010. New for 2012, Louis is implementing education strategies for people living a “Digital Lifestyle”. Through his Digital Age Network people of various skill levels will become digitally literate at their own pace via online blogs, tutorials, and virtual coaching opportunities.
For more than a decade he’s managed and trained several technology programs for low-income, youth, and senior populations. His IT Technology skills include, but are not limited to, technology instructor, computer education, graphic design, web design, video production, photography, and animation.
Mary Prine
Mary Burns Prine has taught for San Diego Continuing Education for over 25 years. After earning an MA in Educational Technology in 2010, she has begun to shift emphasis of her classes from health and fitness to technology and computers. She has worked closely with the Technology and Aging Coalition in trying to bridge the digital divide. In summer of 2012, she began to build the Ambassador Club, which encourages older adults with an interest in technology to help other older adults learn more about technology. She is currently teaching a variety of computer classes for SDCE, including basic computers and the Internet, communicating with technology, social media, safe online practices and more. Her website (http://www.collegeoftheemeriti.com/) provides resources and lessons to promote technology understanding, as well as other aspects of health and wellness. To learn more about her classes, or if you are interested in the Ambassador Club, you can email her at: mprine@sdccd.edu.
Marty Dare
Specializing in older adult issues, Mr. Dare manages the Family Caregiver Support Program for San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services. He teaches social work at San Diego City College and has lectured on Gerontology at San Diego State University. Mr. Dare earned his Masters Degree in administrative social work from San Diego State University and is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker.
Melvin Weekly
Melvin Weekly retired from The Boeing Company after 23 years as Research Scientist designing and conducting tests of spacecraft. He has been a member of computer clubs for over 28 years, holding many offices and is currently Vice President, Programs.Mr. Weekly is also on the Board of Advisors representing Region of APCUG.
Rocio Guillen
Rocio Guillen is Professor in the Computer Science and Information Systems department at California State University San Marcos. Her current research interests include text mining using natural language processing and machine learning. She has focused on both rule-based and statistical approaches in natural language processing, as well, as machine learning techniques to identify and extract information such as medical concepts, treatments and tests from Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) to aid in the discovery of knowledge to support clinical decision-making.

She is involved in an NSF-funded project for Broadening Participation in Computing of Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students that has adopted and extended the initiatives of the Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI).
Sherman DeForest
Dr. DeForest taught physics at UCSD and the University of Alabama. Started two companies. Holds several patents. Writes a blog on helping seniors become computer literate. Tutors seniors and helps maintain computers and networks.
Susan Estrada
Susan Estrada is president of Aldea Communications and leads the efforts for Happy@Home Approved ™. A “middle” boomer, she is a graduate of the UCLA School of Engineering and has worked in the communications industry for her entire career. She has an Aging in Place certification (CAPS) and loves to play with gadgets and gizmos. She has a passion for finding great technology solutions for everyday problems and sharing that knowledge with others. She also embraces her silver hair which she’s had since was 16 years old.
Thai Sukrachan
Thai Sukrachan is an Administrative Analyst at County of San Diego and Health and Human Services
Wil Wakely
Wil’s love affair with Personal Computers began in the days of Commodore and Atari, well before the PC was born. Since then, he has served as President of several computer clubs in San Diego including the now defunct San Diego Computer Society, UCHUG (still active after 30 plus years), and Seniors Computer Group, where he is Immediate Past-President. He dreamed of e-books 30 years ago and is delighted that they are now ubiquitous. His household now contains four models of Amazon Kindles, all in current use.
William Dentham