Advisory Board Members
Bryan J. Adler, Esq. is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation, the only Pennsylvania & New Jersey Supreme Courts authorized, and ABA accredited certification in Elder Law. He dedicates his practice to advising clients in the areas of elder law, life care planning, asset protection, veterans’ benefits, estate planning, guardianships, and care advocacy for Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents.
George W. Drach MD is Emeritus Professor of Surgery in Urology at Penn, where he still teaches a short course on Geriatric Urology. He has been involved nationally in developing programs for teaching geriatrics to developing physicians in all surgical specialties, and he has worked in United States residency systems to require geriatric education in all surgical training programs.
Wanda F. Mitchell, MSW is Director of Community Engagement for the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). She has held several leadership positions at PCA for 22 years after working as a clinical social worker in California. She entered the field of aging following an internship at the Andrus Gerontology Center while completing her M.S.W. at the University of Southern California. She has a B.A. in Communications from West Chester University.
Jay M. Pomerantz, M.D. spent more than 45 years in private psychiatric practice. He received an A.B. from Hamilton College and an M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. He has authored or co-authored two books and more than 120 articles dealing with mental health issues. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Since retiring from psychiatric practice in 2015, he has taught courses such as the Neuroscience of Memory at OLLI/Temple University.
Neville Strumpf, PhD is Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania, and served in a number of capacities, including as Director of the Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program and as Interim Dean. She is widely known for her research on frail elders in hospitals and nursing homes. She is currently President of the Board of Directors for Ralston Center and is Vice Chair of Mercy Life West Philadelphia’s Advisory Board.