Certified Master Trainers

Beth ProppBeth Propp, RN

AGEucate Training Institute Certified Master Trainer, Green Bay, WI
AHA CPR/BLS Instructor

Beth is a compassionate healthcare professional with decades of experience as a Registered Nurse, caregiver, patient advocate, educator and trainer.

Early in her career, Beth found her passion working with elderly populations and their caregivers in an effort to provide the highest levels of patient-centered care. Her deep understanding of dementia, along with the use of compassionate touch, have always been central to this process - helping her create connections and moments of clarity for the patients she serves.

Beth is excited to be a Certified Master Trainer with AGEucate Training Institute. Through both the Dementia Live and Compassionate Touch programs, she has an opportunity to educate stakeholders in the community about Alzheimer's Disease and the ways to support those caring for and living with dementia.

Beth lives in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area with her husband. In her off time, you may find her driving a ski boat for barefoot or slalom water-skiers, playing board games or creating a new quilt.

Sue WilsonSue S. Wilson, LMSW, CDP, CADDCT

AGEucate Training Institute Certified Master Trainer, Austin, TX

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 support the changing conditions and abilities experienced by individuals living with dementia.

As a Certified Master Trainer for both Dementia Live™ and Compassionate Touch®, Sue uses these high-impact, interactive tools and techniques to empower healthcare providers and family members with new dementia awareness, knowledge and skills.

Sue is available to discuss training options and develop a schedule to meet your dementia training needs. Choose from Dementia Live™ and Compassionate Touch® Coach Training Programs, one of the related In-service Training Programs, or have Sue come and conduct the Dementia Live™ Experience and Empowerment Sessions for your acute, post-acute care, or long term care community. We'll will help you plan and implement the AGEucate® programs to best enhance the person-centered culture and personalized care-practices embraced and used within your care-community.

A proud Texan, Sue was born and raised in San Antonio and after earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin, she made Austin her home.

Emmy KaczmarskiEmmy Kaczmarski, RN

Dementia Educator and Behavioral Specialist, White Pine Senior Living, Hudson, WI
AGEucate Training Institute Certified Master Trainer

Emmy started her nursing career just out of high school where she worked as a certified nurse assistant in a skilled nursing facility. She was exposed early to dementia and the devastation it can cause. It is here that she found her calling in life and pursued a degree in nursing. In her nursing career, she has worked in a variety of settings including Home Care, Hospice, Hospital, and Medical Clinics.

Most recently she has been working with the geriatric population in Assisted Living settings with Comforts of Home, where she had served as an Administrator for 2 assisted living buildings and was promoted to Regional Director over-seeing several of the properties throughout Wisconsin. Her position with Comforts of Home has made her aware of the tremendous need for dementia educators. She has been expanding her role within the company to focus on Dementia Education, Behavioral Support Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Improvement. Emmy has learned that the biggest barrier to providing exceptional care is lack of training or lack of the RIGHT kind of training. Since her Master Training in Compassionate Touch and Dementia Live she has seen the impact that skilled touch has on residents of her own facilities and is excited to share these great programs with others.

Emmy lives in Wisconsin near Minneapolis/ St. Paul with her four children and husband. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Nursing education and in her spare time can be found camping, crafting, cooking, gardening, or just spending time with her family.

Carol CorioCarol Corio - CSA

Certified Master Trainer – AGE-u-cate

Carol is Community Relations Liaison for Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving Southeastern Massachusetts, that has been providing free standing, independent, and dedicated hospice care since 1979. Carol combines her passion and extensive training in aromatherapy, energy, and relaxation therapies with the life-affirming support and benefits that hospice and palliative care provides to both patients and family members.

Carol is passionate about dispelling the myths around the word hospice and explaining the concept of palliative care, both of which are so often misunderstood. She loves awakening individuals to the benefits of complementary and integrated health therapies to enhance quality of life.

Carol brings her personal passion and extensive experience with dementia immersion educational programs throughout the South Shore of Boston to the programs of ATI, and she looks forward to training Coaches to integrate Dementia Live® and Compassionate Touch® into their companies as part of their ongoing training and new employee orientation.

Bailie HillmanBailie Hillman, OTR

Certified Master Trainer – AGE-u-cate

Inspiring and creative, Bailie Hillman is truly making a difference in the lives of persons with dementia. Through her personal passion and hands-on work in healthcare settings, Bailie is a tireless advocate for those living with dementia and is living out her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how to create an environment that builds on individuals’ strengths and abilities, thereby allowing them to live life to its fullest.

On a day-to-day basis, Bailie is putting into place new, powerful and cutting-edge therapeutic approaches and programs that are changing the lives of persons living with dementia, their families, and members of their caregiving teams. Bailie’s basic premise is this: always remember to keep the value of the person for whom you are caring at the center of every healthcare decision, action, change, movement and breathe.

Bailie received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Bailie is a Certified Master Trainer with AGE-u-cate, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through NCCDP.

Bailie lives in Texas with her husband, two basset hounds, eleven hens, two rabbits and a turkey named George! She enjoys spending time fishing at the lake, gardening, and sitting around the fire pit in the evenings

Julie BoggessJulie Boggess

Certified Master Trainer – AGE-u-cate

Julie joins Age-u-cate with 31 years of experience in the Senior Housing and Healthcare Industry. Her exposure to persons with dementia came early in her career where she had the good fortune to work with and learn from the early pioneers of dementia care. She has worked in management level positions since 1990, most recently being 15 years as CEO at Bethesda Rehab and Senior Care in Chicago. During this time, she immersed herself in further education on dementia care through the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago learning from leaders who were paving the way to person-centered dementia care.

She has created two Adult Day Programs for persons with Dementia and has extensive experience counseling and educating families caring for loved ones with dementia. She has served on the Board of Directors for LeadingAge Illinois and chaired its Nursing Facilities cabinet and is an instructor in Gerontology and Leadership in Aging Services at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

Julie has a B.S in Child and Family Studies from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She lives in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Deborah AllenDeborah S. Allen

AGEucate Training Institute Master Trainer

Deborah is Executive Director for PennCares Support Services located in Hanover, PA. PennCares Support Services is a community-based organization that provides children’s early intervention services, and home care services for elderly individuals and people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Deborah ensures that PennCares addresses the full continuum of care with dedication, skill, and a commitment to quality support, individual empowerment, and promoting independence. She has over 18 years experience in the development and administration of human services and rehabilitative support programs and has been conducting various educational trainings for over 12 years.

Deborah has a Masters degree of Social Work, M.S.W. from Temple University and is a an educator for WISE, MHFA, QPR, and Ageless Grace. Deborah lives just outside of the Harrisburg area where she is passionate about being an AGE-u-cate® Training Institute Master Trainer.

Ginger SpencerGinger Peer Spencer

Heart Felt Touch Massage Therapy, Owner
Certified Master Trainer – AGE-u-cate

Ginger has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) since 2003. Her love for elders lead her to professional training in 2010 to be able to serve those in later life stages. Ginger offers Compassionate Touch (CTP) in home, hospice, long term care, the hospital or anywhere her client may currently reside. She also delivers in-service training for family caregivers and staff development for caregivers in senior living facilities. Ginger developed Heart Felt Hands, a community volunteer program offering connection through touch to residents of local long-term care homes.

Ginger resides in Virginia with her daughter and husband Ruben. She is a proud step-mother to her husband’s three children and step-grandmother to two handsome grandsons.

Charlene BrosiusCharlene Brosius

Certified Master Trainer – AGE-u-cate

Charlene Brosius, is a Registered Nurse, Certified Dementia Live and Compassionate Touch Master Trainer Practitioner with over 3 decades of long term care experience specializing in the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia related diseases. Charlene is also an Eden Therapy Associate and is certified in Montessori Based Dementia Programming and Comprehension Clock Testing, and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner Trainer.

Charlene’s passion is teaching others and ensuring everyone is cared for and treated the way we want our own family treated. Her personal experience caring for her own parent has provided her with the compassion and understanding of what others are going through. Her main objective has always been to make a difference in the lives of others. Her greatest accomplishment and success in life is that of being a wife and mother to her 4 children and teaching them through example.

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