Community Advisory Board

Anna Alonzo

 

Leslie Baxter, PhD

Leslie C. Baxter is a clinical neuropsychologist who assesses cognitive functioning in patients with neurological syndromes. She has a specialty in brain mapping for some patients requiring neurosurgery. Her research interests include examining brain-behavior relationships in several disorders, including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, aging and Alzheimer's disease, and brain tumors.

Eric L. Luster, D.B.A., Ph.D.

CEO, Movement Interacitve

Dr. Eric Luster serves as the CEO of Movement Interactive, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the inventor of Hiji Band, a device created to track movement and detect/report on Traumatic Brain Injury. After 14 years of working as a nuclear biology specialist, research scientist and engineer in the top ranks of the Department of Defense, Eric begun his pioneering work around concussion detection and wearable technologies in 2012. Today, as a visionary leader and business executive, he is on a mission to developing innovative products that solve problems. As the president of the board of directors of Waymark Gardens (Senior Living Community – 150 units) and Community Advisory Board member for ASU’s Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging (CIHRA); Eric continues to use his expertise to make an impact. Currently, Eric is leading the effort to build an additional 150+ unit senior living facility that will be equipped with sustainable and smart technologies. This effort will allow for seniors to age in place, provide safety, all while providing connectivity to their loved ones.

Patricia Moore, Ph.D.

President, MooreDesign Associates

Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer. For three years (1979-1982), in an exceptional and daring experiment, Moore traveled throughout the United States and Canada disguised as women more than 80 years old. With her body altered to simulate the normal sensory changes associated with aging, she responded to people, products, and environments as an elder. Moore earned her bachelor's degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She later completed Advanced Studies in Biomechanics at New York University's Medical School & Rusk Institute and holds graduate degrees in Psychology and Counseling and in Human Development (Social Gerontology) from Columbia University. Recipient of the prestigious National Design Award, as “Design Mind” in 2019, and this year’s honoree for The Changemaker Award, presented by The Center for Health Design, Moore has led the effort for global equity with inclusive solutions for the lifespan. Her five decades career as one of the founders of the philosophy of Universal Design, includes influence across an extensive number of fields yielding an array of honors. ID Magazine selected Moore as one of The 40 Most Socially Conscious Designers in the world and ABC World News featured Moore as one of 50 Americans Defining the New Millennium.

Lori Nisson, MSW, LCSW

Family & Community Services Director

Lori Nisson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Family & Community Services Director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. She has spent more than twenty years specializing in leadership and clinical positions, serving the needs of patients and families coping with emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems. Ms. Nisson holds degrees in Psychology (BA) from the University of Kansas and Master of Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Nisson is a distinguished speaker who provides training and education to professionals, community members, patients and family caregivers on topics relating to memory changes, movement disorders and behavioral health issues. Ms. Nisson is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She has served on the Desert Southwest Chapter Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Council, the Governor’s Office on Aging: Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force and the Arizona Dementia Caregiver Alliance. Ms. Nisson was awarded a 2018 Practice Change Leader in Aging & Health Fellowship

Dianne Perry

Dianne Perry graduated from ASU College of Nursing in 1974. Worked 30 years in various types of nursing, the last 14 years as a Hospice Supervisor. “I have always loved older people and have recognized their great value to society. Being on the CIHRA Advisory Board will allow me to work with a broad network of Professionals to address the barriers that aging presents and to work to find resources for solving those problems.”