Meet Our Advisory Board

We work to create opportunities for family caregivers and former family caregivers. To ensure our work makes a difference, our Advisory Board offers insights, guidance and suggestions.

Meet our Advisory Board:

Kathy Murri
Kathy was a part-time caregiver for her mother who had dementia and a friend who had motor neuron disease. After the death of her friend, Kathy became fascinated by grief, both working through her own and in supporting others. On that journey, she has become a Certified Caregiving Consultant, Facilitator, Educator, and Advocate as well as a Grief Support Specialist and Grief Movement Guide. She co-hosts bimonthly virtual drop-in Grief Care and Shares as well as monthly Unhurried Conversations about Grief and Loss, and is a Skills Consultant at The Caregiving Years Training Academy. Her company, Care•Grieve•Heal, recognizes that caring, grieving and healing are concurrent, not sequential, and supports family caregivers through all phases of grief — anticipatory, acute, and chronic.

Lance Robertson
Lance is a director in the Healthcare practice at Guidehouse. As the former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging at the Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living and the former State Director for Aging Services at the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, he has extensive experience working with programs and services that support the nation’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. His unmatched experience in the development and execution of large public sector agencies, both at the state and federal level, brings a unique point of view to any engagement. Lance also has the practical experience of creating partnerships and successful collaborations across disparate agencies and partners, increasing the potential for impactful solutions with lasting effects.

During his tenure at ACL, Lance established five priority pillars which included support for family caregivers and led the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council initiative, including the council’s Report to Congress. In addition, Lance guided our spring initiative to encourage states to use enhanced Medicaid funding to support family caregivers.

We honored Lance for his work with The Caring Award in January 2022.

We’ll update you as we additional advisors to our board.

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