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Center on Aging

Founded in 1987, the Center on Aging is an interdisciplinary center, focused on improving the quality of life for an aging society through research, education, patient care, community service and institutional development. The Center engages in research related to stroke survivors and their caregivers, pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, health-related quality of life, and other aging-related topics. Gerontological nursing content is integrated into the nursing curriculum, and shared through workshops, online conferences, and community presentations. The Center advocates for quality patient care through the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program that serves over 250 assisted living and 93 nursing facilities in Harris County.

Department Directors and Staff

Vaunette P. Fay, PhD, RNC, FNP, GNP

Director, Continuing Education (Email)

Janett Gutierrez,

Staff Ombudsman I (Email)

Allison S Harvey, BS

Staff Ombudsman II (Email)

Marion Schoeffield, MS

Volunteer Coordinator / Staff Ombudsman (Email)

Greg K Shelley, BA

Program Manager, Long-term Care Ombudsman Program (Email)

Seth Stander, MAHL

Staff Ombudsman I (Email)

Apollonia Sullivan, MBA

Staff Ombudsman I (Email)

Layla Suscavage, JD

Staff Ombudsman I (Email)