Dion Jordan, will start the morning with praise and an inspiring message that includes the challenge of keeping a growth mindset. Dion is a speaker, author, consultant and entrepreneur. Dion is also the Equity and Inclusion manager for Multnomah County. Dion Jordan’s life itself is a true testament to the power of positive thinking and infinite human potential. What began as a young man’s desire to overcome his own physical and mental obstacles has grown into Jordan’s lifelong mission to help people reach their highest potential and obtain their greatest goals. Dion will also offer a breakout session during lunch for those who want to hear more from him.
Dr. Beth Nolan
Dr. Beth Nolan will offer 3 informative sessions. Formerly an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, Beth A. D. Nolan, Ph.D. serves as the Director of Research and Policy and a Lead Mentor/Trainer for Positive Approach® to Care (PAC). She holds a Ph.D. in gerontology, master’s degrees in Human Development and Applied Behavior Analysis, and completed her post-doctoral training in geriatric psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. This National speaker offers dozens of dementia educational programs, and program implementation plans for senior services across cross each year. Dr. Noland shares with ACHP that she has experience working with dementia and comorbidity diagnoses, such as Development Disability and Mental Health diagnoses.
Mt. Hood Community College’s Nursing Assistant Instructor, Lisa Rye will teach hands-on techniques in safe body mechanics and skin care. Lisa has been an RN for over 20 years and has experience working in all aspects of long-term care. There will be opportunities to gain hands-on experience in providing care for bed bound patients.
The Autism Society’s Director, Tobi Rates, will help DD and other providers continue to develop their skills supporting residents on the spectrum.
Sherry Stock from Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon will guide providers in understanding how to care for people with brain injuries and manage aggressive behavior.