Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of Organic & Natural Health Association is a visionary and results-focused leader who has spent more than 30 years working with Congress, state legislatures and healthcare organizations to develop innovative healthcare policy and programs. She has held a variety of executive positions, including serving as professional staff for a Congressional committee, and has policy expertise in the diverse areas of integrative and complementary medicine, managed care, healthcare technology and mental health. An advocate at heart, she has worked to strategically advance the mission and vision of organizations through effective advocacy and strong collaboration. Prior to Organic & Natural Health, Howard served as executive director for both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools. During her nearly 10-year tenure at AANP, she built a sustainable infrastructure, significantly improved financial performance, established a strong federal presence and supported multiple state association advocacy efforts for licensure. Also during this time, the naturopathic medicine profession established itself as a key component of comprehensive healthcare for the future. For more information go to organicandnatural.org
Our guest Mark Kohler, CPA and Senior Tax Advisor for TaxSlayer will share last minute Tax Tips and How to Ensure You’re Maximizing Your Refunds. Mark J. Kohler, M.Pr.A., C.P.A., J.D., is a best-selling author; national speaker; radio show host; writer and video personality for Entrepreneur.com; real estate investor; senior partner in the law firm, Kyler, Kohler, Ostermiller & Sorensen, and the accounting firm of Kohler & Eyre, CPAs. Mark is a personal and small business tax and legal expert, who helps clients build and protect wealth through wealth management strategies, and business and tax remedies often overlooked in this challenging, ever-changing economic climate. His seminars have helped tens of thousands of individuals and small business owners navigate the maze of legal, regulatory and financial laws to greater success and wealth. For more information go to markjkohler.com or www.taxslayer.com
Our last guest is Jodi Olshevski, M.S., Gerontology, The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence will share important tips to plan for home maintenance needs. She’ll also share smart home technologies that can help with home maintenance and help prevent home damage that may result in costly home repairs.
Jodi Olshevski is executive director of The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence, leading a team of corporate gerontologists who conduct primary research and deliver expert services across The Hartford. The team has won numerous awards, and is nationally-recognized as the pre-eminent corporate gerontology organization in the United States. An expert on a wide array of aging related topics, such as caregiving, eldercare, housing, and older driver issues, Olshevski has been interviewed widely by national and regional television and radio shows, including the CBS Early Show and NBC Nightly News, and by national publications such as the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the AARP Bulletin, to name a few.
Olshevski is a frequent lecturer on business and aging at professional conferences and on industry panels, has held an adjunct faculty position at Pennsylvania State University, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at MIT AgeLab. She is also co-author of the book Stress Reduction for Caregivers, published by Taylor & Francis. Prior to joining The Hartford in 2000, Olshevski held positions at Work/Family Directions, Inc., Ceridian Performance Partners, and Senior Care Network. Olshevski has a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Southern California. For more information go to www.thehartford.com/lifetime to learn about home maintenance and how to keep your home at its best, and take a tour of a virtual home to experience some examples of damage that can occur in the home.