Meetings are held bi-monthly (in odd numbered months) on the third Friday
Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held at 9:30 am at the
Arlington County Human Services Building
Sequoia Plaza, 2100 Washington Boulevard, Lower Level Conference Room D, Arlington, VA 22204

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DATE TOPIC
March 18, 2016 Annual Legislative Update with Delegate
Patrick Hope
Patrick HopePatrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 47th District of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was re-elected for his fourth term in 2015.  He serves on the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, Courts of Justice, and Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee.    In his first year he was elected co-chair of the Freshmen Caucus and also is the founder and the co-chair of the Virginia Progressive Caucus.

In 2014, William J. Howell, Speaker of the House of Delegates appointed him to serve on both the Joint Commission on Health Care and the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority.  The JCHC works to ensure the greatest number of Virginians receive quality health care and the VHWDA focuses attention on developing a statewide professional health workforce benefitting all Virginians.
Governor McDonnell appointed him to serve on the Virginia Health Reform Initiative and is the only House Democrat on that committee.  Additionally in January of 2013, the Governor also appointed Delegate Hope to serve on the Task Force of School and Campus Safety. This group will review school safety, including established policies and procedures, crisis and emergency management plans, threat assessment protocols, as well as share best practices and identify resource challenges. This task force will also provide legislative and budget proposals to the governor to address any critical gaps or needs associated with safety and security in our schools and on our campuses.
He is a health care attorney with over 13 years experience working for Virginia and has been recognized by numerous organizations including the 2010 Legislator of the Year by both the VA Transit Association and the VA Academy of Family Physicians.
Delegate Hope was also awarded the Virginia Elder Rights Coalition's (VERC) 2011 Annual Elder Rights Award, named after longtime Arlington County residents and elder rights advocate, Erica F. Wood. Patrick was honored for sponsoring bills in the 2011 General Assembly aimed at strengthening the rights of nursing home residents.

Patrick was born in San Antonio, Texas.  A high school graduate of Castle Hills First Baptist School in San Antonio, Hope received his Bachelors of Arts degree in History from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio (’93), then received his Master’s of Arts degree in Congressional Studies from The Catholic University in Washington, DC (’96), and then received a Juris Doctorate degree from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC (‘01). After spending several years working on Capitol Hill for Senator Bob Kerry (D-NE) and Representative Henry B. Gonzalez (D-TX), Patrick worked for various health care organizations working to improve access and care for patients.  He currently is the Executive Director at the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance.  He also is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Patrick also has a very strong record of community leadership.  Patrick was the founder and first president of the reorganized Buckingham Community Civic Association (2003-2009) and chaired the Arlington County Community Services Board (2005-2008).  He also was co-chairman, Arlington Implementation Task Force to End Homelessness (2008-2010), and Commissioner for the Arlington County Commission on Aging (2002-2007).

In addition, Patrick belongs to numerous organizations and causes: Arlington County Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, The ARC of Northern Virginia, CPAAS, NAMI-Arlington, NAMI-Northern Virginia, Friends of Clarendon House, SAARA-Arlington, Equality Virginia, Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Arlington Special Olympics, Arlington Committee of 100, Leadership Arlington (2010), and Arlington Kiwanis. Patrick lives with his wife Kristen and their three daughters – Emma, Patty, and Lilly – in the Buckingham community of Arlington. They have lived in the Buckingham neighborhood since the year 2000.

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November 18, 2016 Annual Medicare Update featuring

Marsha GreenfieldMarsha R. Greenfield
VP, Legislative Affairs
Leading
Age
 (formerly AAHSA, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging).
She represents LeadingAge on all health care issues, including financing reform, Medicare and Medicaid, patient safety, elder abuse, and medical liability reform, technology, and issues concerning not for profit status and taxation. She was LeadingAge’s chief lobbyist on healthcare reform and the CLASS Act. She has served as LeadingAge’s liaison to the Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General at HHS, and outside groups involved in elder justice, consumer and other issues. Prior to joining LeadingAge in 1998, she served as founding executive director of a consumer organization for family members and residents of assisted living communities. Marsha received her A.B. from Vassar College and her J.D. from Rutgers Law School.

Arlington CountyJohn Glowacky, Arlington Agency on Aging

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