2021 Virtual
Intergenerational Conference

June 15-17, 2021

Program and Research Showcase


Research and Program Showcase
06/16/2021 at 12:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/16/2021 at 12:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes

A Qualitative Study of Parental Perspectives Exploring Motivations and Perceived Benefits of Intergenerational Playgroups

Speakers: Jennie Ferrell & Jazmin Gahan 

A Review of the Core Elements and Outcomes of Preventative Interventions for Grandparent Caregivers

Speakers: Athena Chung Yin Chan & Timothy Piehler

An Intergenerational Learning Curriculum

Speakers: Mikayla Wandersee

Care Corps: America's Next Service Model 

Speakers: Heena Doshi, Norma Bostarr & Nihal Satyadev

Get WISE (Wellness through Intergenerational Social Engagement): An Intergenerational Summer Program for Children and Long-Term Care Residents

Speakers: Jessica Krok-Schoen, Lauren Feyh & Jill Clutter

Intergenerational Homesharing: Innovations and Learnings from an NYU-NYFSC Pilot Program

Speakers: Rachel Kruchten

Intergenerational Politics of Regional Significance: Intergenerational Plan of Extremadura (Spain) 2020-2025

Speakers: Ignacio Chato Gonzalo & Alba Martin 

Moving from Multigenerational to Intergenerational Workforce: Connecting Purpose, Experience and Learning for Inclusive and Improved Collaboration

Speakers: Charlotte Japp & Nic Palmarini

Taking Lessons from Grandparents Along for the Journey: How Grandparents Influence the Transition into Adulthood 

Speakers: Abigail Stephan

The Concordium & Harmonia: Intergenerational and International Networks to Combat Social Isolation 

Speakers: Anagha Kumar, Prasidh Chhabria, Carolina Campos

Jennifer Ferrell

University of the West of England

Jennie Ferrell is a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. Jennie has been researching intergenerational programmes since 2017 when joining the Acorns n Oaks organisation as a research coordinator. Acorns n Oaks was a community interest organisation that organised playgroup in care homes from 2017 to 2019. Jennie also founded the ExtraCare Stoke Gifford Retirement Village playgroup with students and ExtraCare staff in December 2018. Jennie's research has focused on parental involvement in intergenerational playgroups, as well as intergenerational attitudes of university students.

Jazmin Gahan

University of the West of England

Jazmin Gahan recently graduated with a First Class Honours in BSc (Hons) Psychology (2020) from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, with a dissertation titled: "Intergenerational Playgroups: A Qualitative Study of Parental Perspectives exploring Motivations, Benefits and Perceptions". She is currently working as Teaching Assistant with children with special needs and has a goal of becoming an Educational Psychologist.

Athena Chung Yin Chan

University of Minnesota

Athena C. Y. Chan, MSSc, is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Minnesota studying Family Social Science. Ms. Chan earned her Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Hong Kong. Her research interest is focused on intergenerational family dynamics and family resilience. She is particularly interested in the role and involvement of grandparents in multigenerational families. Currently, she is working on two systematic reviews to understand the effect of caregiving intensity on the well-being of global grandparent caregivers for grandchildren, and evaluate the prevention programs available for grandparent caregivers. To this end, she wishes to inform the design and implementation of culturally-tailored programs for grandparent caregivers of unique needs.

Timothy Piehler

University of Minnesota

Timothy Piehler, Ph.D, LP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on family-based preventive interventions targeting parenting and youth mental health and substance use. He is specifically interested in developing better targeted and tailored programming that best meets the individual needs of youth and families. Dr. Piehler is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Psychology and is also a licensed clinical psychologist.

Mikayla Wandersee

Midwestern University-Doctoral Occupational Therapy Program; Kindness Creators Intergenerational Preschool

I am a recent Doctoral graduate of Midwestern University

Heena Doshi

Care Generation

Heena's interest in aging and intergenerational relationships began in her undergraduate Gerontology studies at UCLA. While working in the development departments of various cancer nonprofits, Heena earned a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in program design, monitoring, and evaluation from George Washington University. She is now the Chief Operating Officer for Care Generation, a 501(c)4 that is working to advocate for and implement a national Care Corps.

Nihal Satyadev

Care Generation

Nihal Satyadev is a medical student, Chairman of The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer's, 501(c)3, and President of Care Generation, 501(c)4, whose work in addressing the issues of Alzheimer's and caregiving have been featured on the New York Times, Forbes, the Today Show, TEDMED, ABC, Quartz, and several other news outlets. In addition to these pursuits, Nihal is a published researcher with more than 2000 hours of basic science experience and interests in Alzheimer's, global health, neurosurgery, and machine learning.

Norma Bostarr

Care Generation

Norma Bostarr is the CEO of Care Generation and the District Practice Manager with Carbon Health, running COVID Testing operations and teams for the Bay Area. Norma's advocacy efforts led her to speak to 11 presidential candidates about Alzheimer's and caregiving. In addition, she has 2.5 years of Alzheimer's research experience, having served as a clinical research coordinator working directly with caregivers and older adults who had MCI and Alzheimer's, pharmaceutical companies, and Clinical Research Organizations.

Jessica Krok-Schoen

The Ohio State University, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Jessica Krok-Schoen is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Sciences, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. She received her Master's in Gerontology in 2008 and her PhD in Aging Studies in 2012 from the University of South Florida. From 2012-2016, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the National Institutes of Health's Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University. In addition to advising and teaching undergraduate and graduate students interested in aging, Dr. Krok-Schoen serves as the Aging minor advisor for OSU. Her research focuses on geriatrics, cancer survivorship, and disparities. She has collaborated with Worthington Christian Village for three years to develop and implement intergenerational programming.

Lauren Feyh

Worthington Christian Village

Lauren Feyh is the Health Care Center Activities Director at Worthington Christian Village, a nonprofit retirement community located in Worthington, OH. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors in Gerontology Long-Term Care Administration Specialization, and graduated from Regis University with her Masters in Nonprofit Management. She also is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Activities Consultant Certified, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Montesorri Dementia Care Practitioner. With her experience, she has been able to orchestrate a variety of programs that are evidence based and has been fascinated with intergenerational programming; especially with older adults in long-term care settings. Lauren is also passionate about service learning and volunteerism; creating new experiences for students to get interested and excited working in the field of aging.

Jill Clutter

The Ohio State University, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Clutter has a background in assessing and building both individual and community capacity for health-related behaviors. Her service-learning courses expose undergraduate students to experiential learning in the often complex underserved areas, frequently with marginalized residents. She is well-versed in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and has extensive experience teaching and presenting on the science of health & multifaceted evaluation at the regional, national and international levels.

Rachel Scrivano

The Ohio State University

Rachel M. Scrivano, MS is a second year PhD student in the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University specializing in gerontology. Her current research interests include improving attitudes toward older adults and aging through intergenerational relationships and gerontological education.

Ignacio Chato


Secondary Education teacher and Associate Lecturer at the University of Extremadura. Member of the Comisi

Alba Mart

IES Jaranda

Secondary Education teacher and Colaborator for development of Intergenerational Programs.

Charlotte Japp


Charlotte Japp is the founder of CIRKEL, a company that connects older and younger professionals for mutual personal and professional growth. After graduating from Georgetown University, Charlotte started her career in creative marketing and saw the consequences of age segregation in the workplace. Older and younger professionals needed to connect and learn from each other, but had no way to meet. CIRKEL makes networking across generations seamless, inspiring, and impactful

Nicola Palmarini

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (associated with Newcastle University)

Nic Palmarini is the Director of UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) a world-leading organisation, created with a

Abigail Stephan

Clemson University

Abby is a doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences program at Clemson University. Her early childhood experiences in a multigenerational household led her to pursue a professional career studying human development throughout the lifespan, with a specific focus on intergenerational relationships in informal learning spaces, including family and community contexts. Upon graduation in May 2022, she hopes to continue working in the intergenerational space by contributing to research, programming, and policy.

Anagha Kumar

The Concordium

Anagha is a student at Harvard University studying the History of Science and Neuroscience. She is the co-director of The Concordium at Harvard and is broadly interested in geriatric healthcare, social isolation and loneliness, and interventions to address such.

Prasidh Chhabria

The Concordium

Prasidh is a student at Harvard University, and Co-Director of The Concordium at Harvard. He is broadly interested in digital health interventions, both from an academic standpoint (developing statistical methodology) and through the organization, which has now expanded to several chapters within the US and worldwide.

Carolina Campos

Macrosad Chair in Intergenerational Studies of the University of Granada

Carolina is an Occupational Therapist specialized in intergenerational projects. She has been part of the Macrosad Chair in Intergenerational Studies of the University of Granada since March 2019. She develops her work in research, training, dissemination and all those tasks related to the lines of action of the Chair.