MEET OUR TEAM

Pam BrandonPam Brandon

President/Founder

Pam brings over 20 years’ experience in family and professional caregiver education. Having engaged and trained thousands of care-partners and organizations, she is passionate about helping others embrace positive change. She is privileged to lead and direct this fast-growing company to new heights of success. Originally from the Chicago area, she has lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 33 years, and proudly calls it home.

V'Ann GiuffreV’Ann Luedke Giuffre

V.P. Operations
Training Specialist

V’Ann has been an education specialist in school, business and conference settings for over 20 years. She finds great satisfaction in making learning come alive for people, whether aged 3 or 93. She brings her energized teaching style to her role as Master Trainer for Dementia Live™ and Compassionate Touch® and is a Certified Ageless Grace™ Educator. As AGE-u-cate’s Vice President of Operations, V’Ann keeps the balls in the air, juggling logistical details. Born and raised in rural Central Texas, V’Ann now lives in Fort Worth.

Jan Nelson, M. Ed.

Director of Conventions
Training Specialist

Jan brings 25 years’ experience working with senior communities, training staff, developing life enrichment programs with an emphasis on dementia care. She founded Courageous Aging, Inc., challenging the status quo in eldercare with her mission to “believe in, dream with and discover the potential in our elders and those who care for them.” She is AGEucate’s convention coordinator and is a Master Trainer for Dementia Live™ and Compassionate Touch®. Originally from Miami, Florida, Jan now calls Atlanta, Georgia home.

Ann Catlin OTR, LMT

Training & Education Consultant

Ann Catlin, OTR, LMT is a recognized expert in the field of skilled touch in eldercare and hospice. A respected author and award-winning educator, she guides professionals in rediscovering “touch-as-medicine” in person centered dementia care. Drawing upon 30 years’ experience, she develops AGE-u-cate training programs and is a master trainer for Compassionate Touch® and Dementia Live™. Originally from the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, she now lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Sue WilsonSue S. Wilson, LMSW, CDP, CADDCT

Advisor
Dementia Live™ Coach

Sue founded 360 Elder Solutions, LLC and shares 30 years’ experience helping family and professional care-partners, as well as state and federal officials to better understand, and more successfully engage with, individuals living with dementia. She brings to AGEucate a vast knowledge of the healthcare continuum, eldercare education and an array of resources to help foreword our shared mission. A proud Texan, Sue was raised in San Antonio and, after attending the University of Texas, made Austin her home.

Whitney KrupalaWhitney Krupala, MBA, MSN, RN

Clinical Advisor

Whitney is a Registered Nurse with both clinical and personal experience in dealing with senior adults. Whitney and her husband, Cody, currently own and operate Right at Home Midlothian, a private-duty homecare company where their mission is to improve the quality of life for those they serve. Whitney is passionate about providing education to clinical providers who work with seniors, especially those with dementia! Whitney lives in Midlothian with her husband and children, a son Heston and a daughter Emerson.

Lauren SimpsonLauren Simpson, B.S, Asst-SLP

Social Media Marketing Manager

Lauren brings 8 years professional experience in early childhood education and intervention. While earning her degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin, she gained an interest in neurology, cognition and brain disorders. She has since shifted gears to work with a different population in order to enact meaningful change for persons with dementia and their care-partners.