Speakers

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Kim McRae
Kim McRae is a consultant, speaker, educator and advocate. She is also an Educator and Mentor for The Eden Alternative®. Through her company, Have a Good Life, Kim works with organizations and companies as a thought leader, change agent and subject matter expert on care-giving, culture change, person-directed living, and person-centered dementia care.
She is the inventor of and holds five US and one UK patents. As a FCTA (“Family Caregiver Turned Advocate”), Kim comes to person-directed living and person-centered dementia care through a 12-year history as a family caregiver and a consumer of aging services and long-term care for four parents/in-laws, and wanting better for her mother who had young-onset Lewy body dementia and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, she has been actively working to improve quality of life for elders and their care partners for more than eighteen years.
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Walter Coffey
Walter is a Managing Partner of WD International Consulting, created to mentor, coach, and develop leaders with an emphasis on supporting organizations to retain their staff. He is a national leader in the culture change movement and has transformed organizations to become person-centered.
Walter has served in leadership roles throughout the spectrum of aging services. He is an advocate for individuals living with dementia. He has led the development of programs, regulations, and legislation that positively affect the lives of older Americans.
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