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Futures Board

The center receives guidance and support from its external advisory council, The Futures Board. The Board is composed of up to 21 members representing a variety of aging-related agencies, organizations, and services across the state of Virginia. The Board meets in Blacksburg twice a year.

The mission of the Futures Board of the Center for Gerontology is to:

  1. Advise the center regarding current and future programs and activities;
  2. Support the development of financial and other resources for the center, to the extent that such development activities are not in conflict with the Board members’ organizations;
  3. Offer educational opportunities for gerontology students; and
  4. Help establish positive relationships between the center and appropriate public and private organizations.


Name Position Location Telephone
Crews, W. David, Jr. President Virginia Neuropsychology Associates, Inc. & CogniCheck, Inc.,
Lynchburg, VA
Epperly, Lora Chief Quality and Cultural Excellence Officer

Commonwealth Care of Roanoke
Roanoke, VA

Jones, Cynthia B. Director Department of Medical Assistance Services 804-692-2598
King, Tina Executive Director New River Agency on Aging
Pulaski, VA
Lindsay, Dr. Richard W. Geriatrician Charlottesville, VA 434-293-9769
Luci, Katherine Geropsychologist

Community Living Center
Salem VA Medical Center
Salem, VA

540-982-2463 ext. 4303
Maxwell, Marilyn P. Retired Director Mountain Empire Older
Citizens, Inc.
Big Stone Gap, VA
McCleary, Paige Director, Adult Protective Services Division

Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Henrico, VA

Miller, Kathy Director of Programs Virginia Dept for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS) 804-662-9341
Morgan, Sallie Director Mental Health Association of Fauquier County
Culpeper, VA
Moschella, Ferne President & Chief Executive Officer Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg, VA 540-961-1712, Ext. 29
Peck, Robert F. “Frank” Founder and President Premier Consulting Services, Inc. 540-353-8684
Pryor, Kathy

Staff Attorney
Elder Law

Virginia Poverty Law Center
Richmond, VA
ext 14
Ranson, Sue Executive Director Good Samaritan Hospice, Inc., Roanoke, VA 540-776-0198
Smith, Terry Director Division of Long-Term Care
Richmond, VA
Unwin, Dr. Brian Section Chief, Geriatric and Palliative Care Services Carilion Center for Healthy Aging Roanoke, VA 540-981-7653
Williams, Susan Executive Director LOA-Area Agency on Aging
Roanoke, VA

Stakeholder's Committee

According to Virginia Tech's Administrative Policy 3020, all University Centers shall be governed by a Stakeholder's Committee composed of administrative representatives from each academic unit that is providing substantial fiscal or material support for the Center. The Stakeholder's Committee, which meets twice annually, has oversight of all financial, administrative, and fiduciary affairs of the Center.


Name Department Address Telephone
Laura Belmonte Professor and Dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences  Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building 540-231-6779
Toni M. Calasanti Professor, Sociology 648 McBryde Hall (0137) 540-231-8961
Brian Shabanowitz Associate Dean of Administration, Finance and Technology

201 Wallace Hall (0426)

April Few-Demo Department Head, Human Development

336 A Wallace Hall (0426)