Gigi Amateau

Director of Grants & Research
Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition

A Mississippi native, Gigi Amateau has worked in health and human services for thirty-years in program administration, information and referral, and philanthropy at organizations such as Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond AIDS Ministry, Homeward, SeniorNavigator, and United Way. She is currently the Director of Grants and Research for the Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition. Gigi received her undergraduate degree from VCU in Urban Studies and Planning and is currently studying for her graduate degree in gerontology, also at VCU. Additionally, she is an award-winning author of seven books for young children and teens and the children’s book reviewer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She is a past recipient of the Teresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts and the 2017 Pat Asch Social Justice Fellow with the YWCA of Greater Richmond. She and her family live in the city of Richmond.

Colleen Dennis

Claims Medical Consultant
Genworth Financial

Colleen Dennis is a lifelong resident of Richmond, VA. Her academic background is in Social Work and Gerontology from VCU (go Rams!), but her undergraduate years were spent as a Spider. She has worked for Genworth in the Long Term Care Claims division as a licensed health care professional Clinical Specialist for the last 5 years. Prior to that, she served a local skilled nursing facility as their Social Services Director for 5 years. She had the privilege of caring for two of her grandmothers and her great aunt at her prior jobs and has been a secondary caregiver for her mother who is a several time cancer survivor since she was a teenager. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and is a trained facilitator for the Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Institute’s Caring for You Caring for Me program. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, volunteering at her church, and decorating her home. 

Marcia DuBois

Director, Division of Community Living
Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services​

Marcia serves as the Director of the Division of Community Living for the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS).  In this position, she oversees the administration of the exemplary services provided to older adults by Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs); explores creative ways to improve aging programs; provides program updates and direction to three gubernatorial boards; and devises strategies to address emerging legislative, regulatory, and policy issues in order to guide the Commonwealth in preparing for an aging population.

Previously, she served as the Independent Living Director and Livable Communities Coordinator for DARS where she managed all aspects of the Independent Living Unit, promoted Virginia’s Blueprint for Livable Communities, served as the DARS liaison for housing and transportation policy and planning activities, and provided technical assistance and monitoring of community based programs including Area Agencies on Aging, Brain Injury Programs, and Centers for Independent Living.  

A Richmond native, Marcia’s career working in the aging and disability field began while completing her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Later, she moved to Harrisonburg and became the co-founder and Executive Director of Valley Associates for Independent Living (VAIL), a consumer-controlled, cross-disability Center for Independent Living (CIL).  
During her 21-year tenure as executive director at VAIL, Marcia acquired extensive experience with non-profit management and human service systems including Medicaid Waiver service delivery, managed care, community based services, vocational rehabilitation services, education, and social service systems. She holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Disability Services from the University of San Francisco’s McLaren School of Business.

Anthony Fung

Founder and CEO, GovInsight, LLC
Former Deputy Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia​

Anthony Fung is the CEO of GovInsight and the former Deputy Secretary of Technology, Office of the Governor, Virginia under the McAuliffe administration. He is a civic technologist focused on developing solutions to benefit citizens and communities.  In his role as Deputy Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia,  Anthony served as a senior advisor to the Commonwealth on technology matters including, data analytics, cyber security, innovation and entrepreneurship, and technology operations.

Anthony is proven executive with over 17 years of experience in information technology management, strategic planning, and operations management. Prior to joining the Governor’s Cabinet, Anthony was the CEO of a professional consulting firm, which serviced Federal focused clients such as DoD, HHS, DHS, and GSA. Anthony also served as a SCORE counselor, providing advice to small business on start-up best practices, business operations, and strategy.

Anthony has been recognized as one of Washington’s top business leaders, recipient of Washington Business Journal’s Award, SmartCEO Top 100 CEOs, and named Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader.

Catherine Alicia Georges

National Volunteer President
AARP

Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, was elected by the AARP Board of Directors to serve as AARP’s National Volunteer President from June 2018 to June 2020. The President’s role is filled by an AARP volunteer who is also a member of the all-volunteer AARP Board of Directors. The primary duty of the President is to act as the principal volunteer spokesperson, and liaison between the Board and those AARP serves, the 50-plus and AARP’s members and volunteers, engaging with these groups to promote the mission and strategic goals of AARP and to hear their perspectives. In addition to her duties representing AARP, Alicia is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is president of the National Black Nurses Foundation. Previously, she was a staff nurse, team leader, supervisor and district manager for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.  She serves on the Board of the Black Women’s Health Study and R.A.I.N., Inc. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Seton Hall University College of Nursing, her M.A. in Nursing from New York University and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. She resides in Bronx, N.Y.