CEO and Founder, Susan Scanland MSN, CRNP
Susan Scanland is a board certified nurse practitioner who has devoted her career to caring for patients and families dealing with Alzheimer's disease. For the past 30 years, Susan has managed clients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in long-term care and assisted living facilities, and on house calls. She currently consults at a long-term care center in Scranton PA, where she evaluates residents and can make dementia recommendations for the medical and nursing staff. Susan taught family practice resident physicians for 12 years at the Wyoming Valley Family Practice Residency in northeast PA.
Susan received her MSN degree and completed the adult nurse practitioner program at University of Pittsburgh in 1981, where she published her thesis on dementia and Alzheimer's disease. She graduated with a BSN from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre PA in 1979. She has been board certified as an adult nurse practitioner since 1982.
Susan founded her business, GeriScan GeriScan in 1999. She has presented over 500 seminars in 40 states on Alzheimer's, other dementias, and related topics, including workshops for caregivers. Recently, GeriScan incorporated as an LLC, and rebranded as Dementia Connection™. Susan has presented at many national health care meetings, including the American Society for Aging and the Assisted Living Federation of America. She belongs to the National Speakers Association and she is completing application criteria for their CSP designation (Certified Speaking Professional).
As the author/editor of an electronic newsletter for health care providers, the Dementia Connection™ E-Newsletter, Susan publishes the latest dementia research for nearly 10,000 subscribers around the globe.
Susan published articles in geriatric and gerontological nursing journals, co-authored a book chapter, has given radio interviews, and appeared on Alzheimer's television specials. She is currently completing a book dealing with prevention of Alzheimer's and vascular dementia.
She is a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Geriatrics Society, the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Susan resides in Clarks Summit PA with her husband and two sons.
Advisory Board Member, Christine Comaford
New York Times bestselling author, Christine Comaford is CEO of Mighty Ventures, a business accelerator which helps businesses to increase sales, product offerings, and company value. She has helped over 150 entrepreneurs achieve outstanding business growth.
Christine has built and sold five of her own businesses with an average 700% return on investment, served as a board director or in-the-trenches advisor to 36 startups. Christine invested in over 200 startups (including Google) as a venture capitalist or an angel investor. Christine has consulted to the White House (Clinton and Bush), 700 of the Fortune 1000, and over 300 small businesses.
Christine is the author of Rules for Renegades, a recent New York Times bestselling business book: www.RulesForRenegades.com. The book also earned best selling business book status on the lists of: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Amazon.com.
Christine has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX Business Network, PBS, and CNET and is frequently quoted in the business, technology and general press. Bill Gates calls her "super high bandwidth." Bill Clinton has thanked her for "fostering American entrepreneurship." Newsweek says "by reputation, Christine is the person you want to partner with."
Business Acceleration Mastermind Advisory GroupAt Sushi Ran, Sausalito CA. From left to right:
Colleen Mihelich, Brea CA www.peternity.com
Edan Barshan, Boston MA www.universalbenefitplans.com
Susan Scanland, Clarks Summit PA www.dementiaconnection.com
Christine Comaford, Napa CA www.mightyventures.com
Ann Haiden DO, San Jose CA www.drhaiden.com/
Dave Churchville, San Diego CA www.myclientspot.com
Michael Tasner, Buffalo NY www.tazsol.com (absent)
Bill Jawitz, New Haven CT www.successtrackesq.com (absent)