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Center for Gerontology Futures Board

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 Email
Boyd, Ronald President & CEO           Local Area Office on Aging, Inc. 
          Roanoke VA                                      

Browdie, Richard
Strategic Consultant           Browdie Consulting
          Alexandria VA                                      

Epperly, Lora Chief Quality and Cultural Excellence Officer

Commonwealth Care of Roanoke
Roanoke, VA

Gearhart, Heather Vice President, Health and Wellness Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg VA 540-443-3448  
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  
Molumphy, III, John T. Attorney Roanoke, VA  540-345-8809  
Peerman, Carey H., MBA, BSN-RN, LNHA, FACHE
 Director, Healthcare Managment Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic, Roanoke VA 540-985-8114  
Ranson, Sue Retired Roanoke VA.  540-793-0911  
Trinkle, David M.D Associate Dean of Community and Culture
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 
Center for Healty Aging
Wampler, Michael Executive Director
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc,
Big Stone Gap VA
Williams, Mike CEO English Meadows Senior Living Community Christiansburg, VA 540-382-4919  
Unwin, Dr. Brian   Section Chief, Geriatric and Palliative Care Services Carilion Center for Healthy Aging Roanoke, VA 540-981-7653  

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)

Paul Springer Department Head, Human Development

336 A Wallace Hall (0426)