Frederick Marshall, M.D., RN, CS, University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Fred Marshall received his B.A. with high honors from Swarthmore College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He trained in Neurology at the Harvard-Longwood program, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in the Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders at the University of Rochester, funded by NINDS. Marshall is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester, where he is Chief of the Geriatric Neurology Unit. He founded and directs the University’s multidisciplinary Memory Care Program. He has been the recipient of many teaching commendations from graduating medical student classes, as well as the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, and the Humanism in Medicine Award from the Arnold Gold Foundation. His research and clinical work focuses on caring for individuals and families coping with neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Francis Battisti, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, State University of New York Distinguished Service Professor, Broome Community College
Noted professor, speaker, consultant, and author, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, offers individuals and organizations a pathway to explore their potential and move toward desired transformation. His national reputation in the fields of motivation, health enhancement, long-term care, and conflict disposition is manifest in his work with numerous corporations, major health-care organizations, and congressional, as well as governmental committees, with his workshops having been offered throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.
Dr. Battisti is the Executive Vice-President & Chief Academic Officer at the State University of New York at Broome Community College, where he was the 2012 Recipient of the SUNY Distinguished Professorship for Service and a 1989 Recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has been recognized by “The Morning Knights Toastmasters Award” for Excellence in Communication and Leadership. The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter as the honoree of the “Memory Makers Award” for his efforts to make the Southern Tier a better place to live and work. He is also the recipient of “The David Malcom Award”, in recognition of his Exemplary Service to the Homeless. Francis is the creator of a number of DVD’s and CD’s and the book, Checchino: A Father & Son Journey Toward Dusk. In addition, Francis is co-author of the book, Tomorrow’s Weigh…The No-Diet Way to Lose Weight. His most recent articles, “Leveraging Workforce Research to Attract, Manage, and Retain High-Performance Employees”, were published in the July/August 2011 issue of Infusion & “Harnessing the Diversity and Power of Your Team! Developing and Sustaining Highly Effective Teams Ensures Your Competitive Edge”, was published in the July/August 2010 issue of Infusion & “Advancing the Bottom Line and Service Quality via a Culture of Employee Retention”, was published in the September/October 2009 issue of Infusion, the magazine of the National Home Infusion Association.
Dr. Battisti received his Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University with research titled “A Father’s Response To Having A Child Who Is Overweight."
Cassandra Bransford, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Director of Applied Clinical Research, Southern Tier Center on Aging, State University of New York at Binghamton
Dr. Cassandra Bransford has extensive expertise in clinical social work practice, including over 26 years experience as a psychiatric social worker. She currently serves as the Director of Applied Clinical Research for the Southern Tier Center for Aging and she has received numerous grants for her research including a Specialized Gerontology Program Grant from the Hartford Foundation. Dr. Bransford's research interests include: attachment-based practice approaches, depression in older adults with cognitive impairment, social work practice theory, authority in social work practice, and critical social work. Dr. Bransford received her MSW from SUNY Albany and her PhD in Social Work Advanced Practice from Columbia University.