ARCH Advisory Committee to the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance and Resource Center

State Lifespan Respite Representatives

James Davis
Home & Community Based Coordinator
Division of Aging and Adult Services
Mississippi Department of Human Services

Nadine Walter
Programs Administrator
Aging Services, Community Engagement and Coalitions Unit
Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Rhode Island
Aleatha Dickerson
Network Manager, Community Living
Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging

Lisa Schneider
Executive Director
Respite Care Association of Wisconsin

National Representatives

Marvell Adams Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Caregiver Action Network

Patty Archuleta
Project Director
Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care
Family Voices, Inc.

Andrew Coates
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Respite Care
Child Care Aware

Jed D. Johnson, MBA, MSW
Managing Director
Aging Services
CARF International

Kathy Kelly
Executive Director
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center on Caregiving

Jaia Lent
Deputy Executive Director
Generations United

Zachary Masters
Associate Information Specialist
National Paralysis Resource Center
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Kim Musheno 
Vice President of Public Policy
Autism Society

Melinda Perez-Porter
The Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP)
The Brookdale Foundation Group

Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD
Founder and President
American Association of Caregiving Youth

Susan Vaughn
Director of Public Policy
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

Laura Weidner
Vice President
Government Relations & Advocacy
Epilepsy Foundation

Mike Wittke
Vice President, Research & Advocacy
National Alliance for Caregiving

William Zagorski
Board Chair
National Adult Day Services Association


Jill Kagan, MPH, ARCH Director
Casandra Firman, MS, ARCH Consultant
Susan Summers, PhD, ARCH Consultant

Program Officer
Lori Stalbaum
Administration for Community Living
Administration on Aging