Pam BrandonPam Brandon


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 Reddington Beach, Florida 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.