University of Wisconsin–Madison

Littlefield Leadership Lecture

Save the Date! Thursday, October 19, 5:00 pm

Wellness of older adults depends on access to quality healthcare, adequate financial resources and opportunities for robust social life. Firmly rooted in disease prevention and health promotion, nurses are uniquely prepared to lead the way in building a culture of health for older adults in our communities.

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, who is currently president-elect of AARP, as our presenter for the 18th annual Littlefield Leadership Lecture. Dr. Georges will discuss components of healthy living, examine current issues surrounding national healthcare policy, and explore developments for supporting caregivers and healthy aging in rural settings.

The presentation will be followed by audience Q&A and a reception with light refreshments.

About Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Georges is president-elect of AARP and 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.