Click the play button on the bottom left of the video player above to begin watching the summit. The Art of Caregiving Summit is co-hosted by Growing Bolder and ARCHANGELS and presented by Florida Blue Medicare.
Download the Art of Caregiving Workbook to accompany the summit.
Meet The Speakers
Marc Middleton, Founder/CEO, Growing Bolder
Marc Middleton is a media entrepreneur, television journalist, author, filmmaker, speaker, activist, and consultant who focuses on the changing culture of aging. A multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Marc is the host of Growing Bolder TV, seen on public broadcasting stations nationwide, co-host of Growing Bolder Radio, CEO of Growing Bolder Press, publishers of Growing Bolder Magazine, and director of the Emmy-nominated documentary film, Conquering Kilimanjaro. Marc is a 7-time Masters Swimming world record holder and a 10-time U.S. Masters Swimming national champion. His book, “Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose,” is now available on Amazon.
Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder/CEO, Rebel Health, ARCHANGELS
Alexandra Drane is co-founder and CEO of Rebel Health and ARCHANGELS. She serves as Wellness Expert for Prudential, and co-founded Eliza Corporation, Engage with Grace, and three other companies (all boot-strapped). A serial entrepreneur, she is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart. She believes retail is the front line of health, that caregivers are our country’s unsung heroes, and that we need to expand the definition of health to include life.
Alexandra takes an active role with the non-profits she feels are doing their best to change the world, including two she co-founded. She sits on the Harvard Executive Sleep Council, the Leadership Council for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, the Entrepreneurs Council for The United States of Care, is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (a Harvard Teaching Hospital), and serves on the Board of Advisors for MassChallenge HealthTech. She is a Governor appointed member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and part of the Health Executive Leadership Network. Alex was named 2019 Top Women in Healthcare’s Entrepreneur of the Year by PR News, one of Disruptive Women in Health Care’s Women to Watch in 2014, and one of Boston Globe’s 2013 Top 100 Women Leaders. She appears on Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Healthspottr Future Health 100 lists, as well as an inventor on multiple patents.
Christina Barcellona, RN-BC, CHC Director of Care Programs for GuideWell Connect
Christina Barcellona is a Registered Nurse, who is nationally Board Certified in Gerontological Nursing. She is a visionary and transformational leader who heads a team of dedicated Neighborhood Nurses and Social Workers at 30 Florida Blue Centers throughout the state of Florida. She is actively involved in transitioning the GuideWell Enterprise to become a Health Solutions Company, and not just an insurance payer. The center teams excel at handling unique situations to personally navigate people through the often confusing health care continuum. She models behaviors that support the company’s mission to help people and communities achieve better health. Over the past 30 years in practice, she has worked in a variety of settings including as an operating room nurse, Medical Record company executive, and a decade as an Assisted Living Facility administrator specializing in memory care. She is a Certified Health Coach.
Chris was born in The Netherlands and moved to the United States at the age of 11. She speaks three languages – Dutch, English and French. She rides her bicycle every day at lunch time and loves growing Tulips and Orchids. For relaxation, Chris knits and crochets baby blankets for friends far and wide.
Elizabeth Malko, M.D. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Florida Blue Medicare
Dr. Elizabeth Malko is Florida Blue’s Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for Medicare Solutions. In this role, Dr. Malko and her team are responsible for delivering innovative and successful Government Pharmacy Programs, Special Medicare and Medicaid Needs Plans and Medicare Quality and STARS Programs. Additionally, she and her team ensure members receive evidence based medicine and coordinated care and are responsible for creating and managing provider engagement in population health.
With more than 20 years of managed care experience, Dr. Malko has extensive management experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit payor settings, including leadership of engineers, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, administrative, and managed care staff. Dr. Malko was formerly the Executive Vice President/ Chief Medical Officer at MVP Health Care. And as Executive VP for Clinical Transformation and Operations at Evolent Health in Arlington, Virginia, she led a staff of more than 350 associates in clinical transformation and innovation, clinical operations, quality, and clinical strategy and relationships. Previously, Dr. Malko served as the Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for Fallon Community Health Plan in Worcester, Massachusetts, Regional Medical Director for WellPoint Inc.’s state-sponsored business, and Lead Medical Director for Anthem BCBS in New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Malko received a B.S. in Biology, and Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her M.D. was awarded by the University of Connecticut, she was Board Certified in Family Practice, and is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.
Marcus Osborne, Senior Vice President, Walmart Health
Marcus Osborne serves as Senior Vice President, Walmart Health, where he is focused on furthering Walmart’s goal of providing quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible. Walmart Health is a first of its kind health center in Dallas, GA, that provides integrated care of key health services like primary care, dental, counseling and diagnostics all under one roof with affordable and transparent pricing. Prior to joining Walmart, Marcus was a Senior Management Consultant with Alliance Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative. Marcus attended the Harvard Business School and received his Master’s in Business Administration, graduating with honors.
Karla Radka, President & CEO, Senior Resource Alliance
Karla Radka’s career in public service spans more than two decades. At Goodwill she held the Chief Operating Officer role, and she served as vice president of community impact and leadership development at Community Based Care of Central Florida, a local child welfare organization. She is also founding director of a national award-winning program, Public Allies Central Florida. In addition, she co-founded Hope Now International, which holds an annual Back to School Backpack Bash and Health Fair serving 10K children each year.
With more than 25 years of experience at the local, national and international levels in the nonprofit, training and development and medical industries, Karla’s experience is in proven and effective results offering value added propositions and return on investment for the enterprises and the clients she has served and teams she has led. Karla is an innovator and agent of change and knows how to organically corner market share through relationship building. Karla’s experience is in leading, connecting, creating, influencing, management and training; business development, relationships, public relations, managing sales, marketing, operations, and personnel. She is a Community leader and connector with a vast portfolio of contacts and established relationships in the independent, public and private sectors at the local, national and international levels. Radka is highly competitive, a self-starter, self-motivated, organized, disciplined and goal oriented.
She is committed to listening to the community’s needs and focusing energies to bring profitable growth as well as a positive community economic impact.
She lives in Winter Springs with her family including her American Basset Hound “Teak”.
Kim Campbell, Caregiver and Author
Kim Campbell was married to legendary country/pop star Glen Campbell for 34 years until his death in August 2017, following a long and very public battle with Alzheimer’s. The award-winning documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” shared their family’s journey with the world and opened up a national conversation about the disease. Kim’s work as an advocate for people with dementia and for their families has taken her to Capitol Hill and the United Nations, and she is the creator of a website called CareLiving.org that encourages, informs, and inspires caregivers to take care of themselves while caring for others. She also established the Kim and Glen Campbell Foundation to advance the use of music as medicine to unlock forgotten memories, restore and rebuild neural pathways, alleviate depression, manage behaviors and boost cognition. Her new book, “Gentle On My Mind: In Sickness and In Health With Glen Campbell,” is an intimate look at their marriage. She details how she helped Glen finally conquer his addictions only to face their greatest challenge when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Kim is an honorary faculty member of the Erickson school of Aging Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, holds a BFA from East Carolina University, and studied interior design at UCLA.
Dennis Dulniak, Founder of Dementia Friendly Dining, Fulltime Caregiver
Dennis Dulniak never imagined he’d not only become a full-time caregiver to his wife, but also an activist and advocate for others like her in the process. In 2014, his wife, Nancy was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. Dennis immediately retired from his job at a university and together, they launched a journey of research, clinical drug trials and connecting with community organizations. For five years, he says they focused on “Good days and bad moments,” doing their best to minimize the bad moments. In 2019, Dennis made the painful decision to place her in a memory care community, realizing it was best for both her and his health. Meanwhile, he kept active, creating a Dementia-Friendly Dining Program in Central Florida, which partners with restaurants willing to open back rooms on select days to give families and loved ones with dementia the opportunity to share special meals together again. His latest initiative is the creation of Clear Face Masks with a clear anti-fog vinyl mouth window or Face Shields that allows others to see and read lips and facial expressions. These are provided at no charge to family, friends and associates of the Deaf, Hearing Impaired and Hard of Hearing community throughout Central Florida. We’ve included a link to the order form for these clear masks on the right side of this page.
Dottie and Mary Gray, Mother and Daughter
Growing Bolder first met Dottie Gray at the 2019 National Senior Games, where the 94-year-old was competing in the 60- and 100-meter dash, one year after breaking her hip. Her fracture was so bad that doctors weren’t sure she would make it through surgery or ever walk again, but her desire and determination to return to the activity and the friends she loved was so strong that she expanded the boundaries of possibility. A year later, Dottie faced another crisis — isolation during COVID-19. So her daughter, Mary, drove across the country to remove her mother from her senior community and bring her back to Mary’s home in Maine.