Evidence-Based Leadership Council

The Evidence-Based Leadership Council

Partners is a founding member of the Evidence-Based Leadership Council (EBLC), a collaborative of health innovation leaders bringing a better quality of life to more than half a million older adults across America. With over 400 years of combined health education program development and dissemination expertise, EBLC works at a national level to deliver health self-management, medications management, physical activity, falls prevention and behavioral health programs. EBLC provides the infrastructure that supports community-based organizations across the country as they scale up to meet the growing demand for these programs, and also advocates for expanded funding to proliferate this vital work.

The work of the EBLC is made possible with the generous support of The Archstone Foundation.

Visit eblcprograms.org for more information.

Meet the members and organizations of EBLC


Chronic Disease Self-Management Education
Kate Lorig, DrPH
Professor Emeritus
Stanford University School of Medicine, Patient Education Research Center

Matter of Balance
Margaret Haynes, MPA
Director, Elder Care Services
Partnership for Healthy Aging – MaineHealth

EnhanceFitness and EnhanceWellness
Paige E. Denison, BSBA
EnhanceFitness National Trainer
Senior Services – Project Enhance

Fit & Strong!
Susan Hughes, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health

Home Meds and Healthy Moves
June Simmons, MSW
Partners in Care Foundation

Sandy Atkins
VP, Strategic Initiatives
Partners in Care Foundation

Lesley Steinman, MSW, MPH
Research Scientist
University of Washington, Health Promotion Research Center

Healthy IDEAS
Nancy Wilson, MA, MSW
Healthy IDEAS Program Director
Baylor College of Medicine


Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.
Rosanne DiStefano
Executive Director

Florida Health Networks
Martha Pelaez, Ph.D.

Fairhill Partners
Stephanie FallCreek, DSW

The Health Trust
Paul Hepfer, MS
Vice President of Programs & Director of Healthy Communities

Healthy Living Center of Excellence
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley
Jennifer Raymond, MBA

Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County
United Way of Tarrant County
Don Smith, MA
Vice President, Community Development Division, United Way
Director, Area Agency on Aging


Serena Weisner
Executive Director, EBLC

Dianne Davis, MPH
Senior Director, Evidence-Based Programs
Partners in Care Foundation

Etta McCurry
Senior Program Associate
Partners in Care Foundation

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