Keynote Speakers2020-01-08T20:51:56+00:00

Keynote Speakers

Stephanie Summerville, New York, NY
Stephanie Summerville is a musical theatre performer and storyteller living in New York. She is a singer with the Secret City, an Obie Award-winning art salon held montly at Dixon Place. She is also a proud graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and an alum of the NY Shakespeare Festival Lab at the Joseph Papp Theater.

Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy, Founder and Executive Director, Ummeed Child Development Center, Mumbai, India
There are over 52 million children in India with developmental disabilities and over 650,000 in Mumbai alone. Out of these, not even a quarter have access to quality care. Ummeed provides specialized care for most developmental disabilities and has moved into areas of training, research and advocacy. Dr. Krishnamurthy’s vision is to put Ummeed at the forefront of a movement to make inclusion of children with developmental disabilities a visible agenda for India. She is an Expert Consultant in Early Childhood Development & Disabilities for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the President of the International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA).

Sister Edna Lonergan 2019- 2020 AARP Purpose Prize Winner
Founder and President, St. Ann Center for Inter-generational Care, Milwaukee, WI
As a nurse, occupational and massage therapist and gerontologist, Sister Edna Lonergan is a leading advocate promoting the benefits of inter generational programs. She recently was recognized at a national event as a 2019- 2020 AARP Purpose Prize Winner. Through her vision and guidance, St. Ann Center became the first dementia specific day care in Milwaukee and one of the first fully integrated inter-generational programs in the United States – serving children, the frail elderly and adults with disabilities and their caregivers in one homelike setting. St. Ann’s Center 24-hour overnight respite service provides bed and breakfast-style rooms for the frail elderly and adults who have special needs.