Deborah Skovron, CircleTalk Director/Creative Director
Deborah has extensive experience in group dynamics and project management. For the last 30 years, Deborah has served as Executive Director of the Society for Creative Aging as well as in numerous management consultant roles for non-profit organizations serving at risk populations. Deborah’s work focuses upon building capacity in people and pioneering new concepts that have powerful social impact.
Cammie Cloman, CircleTalk Master Trainer and Coach
Cammie has worked in the non-profit sector for 25 years in many capacities including director of programming, marketing director, trainer and organizational consultant. She has trained nationally and internationally on leadership, management, customer service and job development for persons with disabilities. Cammie is an enthusiastic champion and always brings passion and energy to her work.
CircleTalk Advisory Board
The CircleTalk Advisory Board believes that everyone needs and should have opportunities for deep and meaningful human connections and embraces the importance of the social entrepreneurial models that support the emotional well-being of older adults.
Jenny Weyman Chartoff, Founder of CircleTalk. Jenny initiated the the translation of the Passageworks program to a senior setting. She is Chair of the Robert Chartoff Charitable Foundation and Vice President of the Buddha Educational Trust.
Ruth Hendersen, tax consultant and board member of Social Venture Partners, Boulder County. Ruth believes strongly in community, conversation, and caring.
Lynn Israel, serves as Director of Community Engagement at PassageWorks Institute. Lynn has spent the majority of her career as a teacher, counselor and school administrator. She worked as an admissions and outreach at Colorado College and in Development at the University of Colorado. She is currently the co-chair of the Women Donor’s Network Earth Circle. She is also the Director of Development and dancer in local dance company. She received her Ed.M from Harvard University and a MA from the University of Santa Monica in Consciousness, Health and Healing.
Alaine Lerner, principal at A.J. Lerner Market Research. With more than 25 years of market research experience as a consultant/research manager, Alaine designs and implements research studies to support new product development and other important business outcomes, inspiring creative, intuitive, and actionable strategies.
Roberta Levin, has a Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner and now uses her skills as a volunteer in interesting locations around the world. She has been involved in various capacities supporting the growth and development of numerous non profits in the Boulder area including Community Food Share, Jewish Colorado and, most recently, the new JCC in Boulder. Roberta is blessed with a 97 year-old father who would be perfect in CircleTalk and she hopes to one day see it offered in senior communities around the country.
Harry R. Moody, retired vice president for Academic Affairs, AARP. Author of THE FIVE STAGES OF THE SOUL: Charting the Spiritual Passages that Shape Our Lives (Doubleday, 1997), now translated into seven languages worldwide, Harry is a visiting professor from the Creative Longevity and Wisdom Program, Fielding Graduate University.
Michelle Osterman, a founding, enthusiastic CircleTalk advisor. With a professional background in educational and therapeutic engagement with the special needs community, Michelle is a volunteer and key funder for many social impact initiatives including Community Food Share, Allied Jewish Federation, and Perry Mansfield School for the Arts.
Ellen Taxman, MA, Gerontology and Long Term Care Management. Having been involved in the field of aging services for 20 years, Ellen is an aging supportive services practitioner and policy maker. She currently serves as a volunteer long-term-care ombudsman, and chairs the Aging Advisory Council for Boulder County.
Jack Williamson, Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) in Marriage and Family Counseling from Georgetown University. As a speaker and trainer for personal and organizational change, Jack is a certified training and business consultant for Interchange International, Inc. He has served as executive director for The National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF) and The Endorsers Conference (ECVAC), associations that bring together official representatives of all the major faith communities in the United States, for 16 years.