Keynote Speakers2020-02-28T16:25:03+00:00

Keynote Speakers


Stephanie Summerville, Musical Theater Performer and Storyteller, New York, NY
Stephanie Summerville is an New York-based actress, speaker and storyteller, most known for work with the Moth, a live storytelling events organization, and The Moth Radio Hour on National Public Radio. Her stories have been published in major publications across 5 continents in four languages.

Most recently, her stories have been featured in The Huffington Post UK edition, and on the BBC Radio Program Outlook. When not circling the globe on cruise ships as a speaker and performer, she lives as a nomad, declaring home to be “wherever I hang my hat.”


Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy, Founder and Executive Director, Ummeed Child Development Center, Mumbai, India
Vibha Krishnamurthy is a Developmental Pediatrician with 21 years of experience in working with children with disabilities and their families in India. She trained in Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and founded Ummeed Child Development Center in 2001 where she is currently the Executive Director. Ummeed is one of India’s leading not for profits that works with children with disabilities and their families. She has led the team at Ummeed in it’s delivery of services, training, advocacy and research in the field of child development and disability. She serves as an expert on Early Childhood Development and Disability for the Govt of India, WHO and UNICEF. She is the past President and Board member of the International Developmental Pediatrics Association.


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, Sr. Edna Lonergan is a leading advocate promoting the benefits of intergenerational programs. Through her vision and guidance, St. Ann Center became the first dementia-specific day care in Milwaukee and one of the first fully integrated intergenerational day cares in the United States – serving children, frail elders and adults of all ages with disabilities and their caregivers in one home-like setting. Since opening St. Ann Center’s Stein Campus on Milwaukee’s south side in 1999, she replicated the center at the Bucyrus Campus, opened in 2015, on the city’s near north side – one of the most economically challenged and underserved areas of Milwaukee.

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, reflects Franciscan values in meeting the spiritual, physical, psychological and social needs of all who participate, regardless of faith, culture or ability to pay. Sr. Edna’s credo for those in here care: “It doesn’t matter what age they are…Everyone needs a sense of purpose.”

To read Sr. Edna Lonergan’s full biography, please click here.