Mike Holmgren
NFL Head Coach

Mike Holmgren was a star athlete at San Francisco’s Abraham Lincoln High School. He was an all-city quarterback and president of his graduating class. In 1965, Lincoln High School named him Prep Athlete of the Year.

He continued his playing career as a quarterback at the University of Southern California from 1966-1969. As a sophomore he was on USC’s national championship team of 1967. He played behind starter Steve Sogge in 1967 and 1968. Although a back-up, Holmgren was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth round (201st overall) of the 1970 NFL Draft. He went to training camp with both the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Jets.

Holmgren’s coaching career began at his alma mater, Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, in 1971. He was also a history teacher. One year later he moved to San Francisco’s Sacred Heart Catholic Preparatory as a teacher and assistant coach. He later coached and taught at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, California from 1975-1980.

In 1981 Holmgren became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco State Gators under head coach Vic Rowen.

From 1982 to 1985, Holmgren was the quarterbacks coach at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah under LaVell Edwards. During his four-year tenure at BYU, Holmgren not only helped coach the team’s offense to a national championship in 1984, but in that period mentored and developed two of BYU’s future NFL quarterbacks, Steve Young and Robbie Bosco.

Holmgren began his NFL coaching career as an assistant coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 1986-1991. He coached the 49er’s quarterbacks from 1986-1988 under head coach Bill Walsh, working with Steve Young and Joe Montana. Holmgren became the team’s offensive coordinator under head coach George Seifert in 1989. During his tenure with San Francisco, the 49ers posted a 71-23-1 regular season record to reach the postseason each year except 1991. San Francisco won Super Bowl XXIII over the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 and Super Bowl XXIV over the Denver Broncos 55-10. As offensive coordinator in 1989, Holmgren’s 49er offense ranked number one in the NFL.

Holmgren was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 1998, which became one of the most successful coaching stints in NFL history. As head coach of the Packers, Holmgren posted a 75-37-0 regular season record, a 9-5 postseason record, and two Super Bowl appearances, including a 35-21 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. Holmgren’s Packers posted an NFL best 48-16 record, finished first in the NFC Central Division three times, second once, and set a 7-3 mark in the playoffs between 1995 and 1998. By taking the Packers to six consecutive postseasons, Holmgren set a franchise record with a team that had had just two winning seasons in the 19 years before he was hired. Holmgren is well known for molding quarterback Brett Favre. Many of Holmgren’s coaches, including Andy Reid, Steve Mariucci, Dick Jauron, Ray Rhodes, Marty Mornhinweg and John Gruden, would go on to head coaching careers in the NFL.

Holmgren accepted a position as Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks after the 1998 season. Holmgren took the Seahawks to their first postseason since 1988 during his first season with the club in 1999. Holmgren posted a 72-56 regular season record and a 3-4 postseason record, including an AFC West Division title in 1999, one NFC Wildcard berth in 2003, four consecutive NFC West Division Titles from 2004-2007, and the Seahawks first ever Super Bowl appearance in 2005. With the 2005 NFC Championship win, Holmgren became the fifth member of an elite coaching fraternity that has taken two different NFL franchises to the Super Bowl. On December 19, 2008, Holmgren received the Steve Largent award, becoming the first coach in Seahawks history to attain the accolade.

Holmgren served as the president of the Cleveland Browns from 2010-2012.

Mike Holmgren and his wife Kathy met at the age of 12 and were married on June 15, 1971. They have four daughters – twins Calla and Jenny (1973), Emily (1977) and Gretchen (1981). They have 9 grandchildren – Emma (16), Emerson (14), Mary (12), Isabelle (11), Luke (9), Michael (8), Samuel (6), Theodore (3), and Elloise (3).

The Holmgren family is very involved in the Evangelical Covenant Church and the denomination’s North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. In 2004, they led the fundraising drive to build the university’s Holmgren Athletic Complex.

Mike and Kathy are also very involved in Medical Teams International and Holmgren has served as an analyst for Seattle Sports station KJR 950 AM.


Kerri Kasem
Multimedia Personality, Producer and Writer
Keynote Speaker

Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. 2017 marks her twentieth year in the business. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown. In April of 2014, she left Sixx Sense to form the Kasem Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization which has successfully passed bills in multiple states to stop elder abuse. Soon after her exit from Sixx Sense, Kasem joined Gurvey’s Law on 790KABC.

In addition to co-hosting Gurvey’s Law, Kasem co-hosts the syndicated Red Carpet Radio for Cumulus Media heard on 300 across the US and Get Mortgage Fit heard on 70 stations.

In the the summer of 2014 Kerri made her return to TV hosting segments for ABC’s Rising Star. Kasem previously served as co-host of the nationally syndicated Racing Rocks with Riki Rachtman for nearly seven years. She has produced and hosted shows for MTV Asia, National Lampoon® and Sprint.
Her credits include hosting, MTV USA and Asia, America's Funniest Home Videos and Coming Attractions on the E! Network, FOX News, SiTV’s The Rub and UFC programs Ultimate Knockouts 3, Ultimate and Ultimate Knockouts for the UFC and SPIKE as well as a motorcycle travel show for SPRINT called SEE America. She has also co-hosted mornings with Alan Stock on KXNT in Las Vegas and The Solomon Free Money Hour on Angels AM-830, she co-hosted Protecting Your Family with attorney Naz Barouti and spent six years on 97.1 FM TALK in Los Angeles and has also been featured in dozens of magazines.

Kasem founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. The Kasem Cares “Visitation Bill” has been passed in 11 states so far CA, TX, IA, UT, LA, VA, AL, WI, IL, AR and NE with 9 other states adopting a version of the Kasem Cares bill to make it a total of 20 states.

On April 27, 2014, her father Casey Kasem’s birthday, she was awarded a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her foundation’s “dedication to fighting elder abuse and protecting the integrity of the family unit through advocacy.” On April 23, 2016 at the Kasem Cares Conference on Aging, Assemblyman Mike Gatto gave Kasem Cares the California Assembly Certificate of Recognition.

Kasem has made guest appearances on, The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, etc.

For more information, please visit www.KerriKasem.com


Rajiv Nagaich, J.D., L.L.M., Fellow
Elder Law Attorney and Counselor at Law

Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney licensed to practice in the State of Washington. Rajiv teaches elder law at the University of Washington as an adjunct professor and guest lectures at other Law Schools. He is a published author on the subject and teaches his unique planning methods with other elder law attorneys.

Rajiv hosts a weekly radio show dedicated to the needs of those aspiring towards successful aging and those struggling with the issue. He is a past President of Life Care Planning Law Firm's Association, a board member at Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, member of the advisory committee at John Marshall School of Law and active with many other organizations.

He is nationally recognized for his cutting edge work with seniors for which he was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in 2014, becoming a handful of attorneys to receive this distinction. He received a bachelor’s Degree from India, his J.D. from Seattle University and L.L.M. from University of Washington.

Rajiv’s desire to serve the senior community outside of his law practice led him to help organize Washington Elder Care and he remains active with the organization as its founding member and officer.


Dr. Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA
Medical Physician - Geriatrics

Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, is a medical director, a healthcare consultant, a teacher, a researcher and a physician board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Boult has extensive experience in developing, testing, evaluating, and diffusing new models of comprehensive health care for persons with chronic conditions.

He has published two books and more than 85 articles in biomedical scientific journals. From 2001-2012, he was a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, where he also held joint appointments on the faculties of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. From 2000-2005, he edited the “Models and Systems of Geriatric Care” section of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and he has reviewed manuscripts for 20 scientific journals and served as a grant reviewer on study sections of the NIA, AHRQ and other funding organizations.

During 2009-2011, Dr. Boult served as a “Health and Aging Policy Fellow” and a Senior Advisor for Geriatrics and Long-Term Care at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

From 2012-2013, he directed the “Improving Healthcare Systems” program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is now the medical director for geriatrics, palliative care and house calls for a large healthcare system. He has provided healthcare consultative services in the U.S. and internationally for the past twenty years.


Steven J. Maag, J.D.
Director of Residential Services of LeadingAge
Retirement Communities

Current Position:
As Director of Residential Services, I am responsible for monitoring and working on public policy, legal and regulatory issues for assisted living, continuing care retirement facilities and senior housing, as well as working with individual member facilities on specific issues they are facing. I also serve as a liaison for those issues with the state affiliates.
I also serve as the LeadingAge Board representative for The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and was board chair in 2010.

Nature of Former Practice:
In private practice with an emphasis on health care, primarily long term care. Represented numerous health care clients in all aspects of health care, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues, facility/professional licensure, Medicare/Medicaid survey/certification issues, fraud and abuse investigations, corporate compliance plans, certificate of need, negotiating and drafting contracts with managed care organizations, buying and selling of facilities and general business representation.

Publications:
American Health Care Association Journal, "Long Term Care Insurance - Consumer Confidence Increases Marketability", October 1985
De Novo, Seattle/King County Bar Association, "A Health Care Dilemma - Planning for Long Term", April 1988
Long Term Care Administration, National Health Publishing, Contributing Editor
Long Term Care Survey Newsletter, Health Professions Press, Managing Editor, 1990-1992
Long Term Care Handbook, "OBRA Sanctions" (with Richard J. Howard) National Health Lawyers, 1991
Technical Report "Legal Issues in Contracting with Managed Care Organizations", AAHSA, 1995

Recent Speaking Engagements
LeadingAge (formally American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging)
2010, 2011 Annual Meeting: Assisted Living and CCRC Update
2009 Annual Meeting: AL/CCRC Update, Social Accountability
2008 AAHSA Future of Aging Services (April) AAHSA Annual Meeting: Sessions on Social Accountability, Not-For-Profit Tax issues, Regulatory Update

Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia and Washington on a variety of topics including Nursing Home and Assisted Living Laws and Regulations, Fair Housing, Corporate Compliance, Trends in Aging in Place, Non-Profit Tax issues, Social Accountability, and CCRC Tends for the Future.

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts 1975

Seattle University of Law, Juris Doctorate 1977

Deputy Director/Governmental Affairs,
Washington State Health Facilities Association 1983 – 1985

Director Legal & Regulatory Affairs,
Washington Health Care Association 1985 – 1988

Member - Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland PLLC 1988 – 2006

Director of Residential Communities, LeadingAge Current


Mary Lynn Pannen, RN, BSN, CCM
Geriatric Care Management

Mary Lynn Pannen, RN, BSN, CCM is one of the nation's long-standing experts on Geriatric Care Management and Home Care for seniors and individuals with complex needs. She is also the Founder and President of Sound Options, operating throughout western Washington State.

An outgrowth of her work as a Registered Nurse (RN), Care Manager, and Private Medical Legal Consultant, Mary Lynn based her vision for Sound Options on her more than thirty-five years of hands-on experience working with patients and families.

Since the founding in 1989, she has grown Sound Options into an award-winning company that serves corporate entities, legal guardians, and families throughout the Puget Sound.

In 2007, Mary Lynn was the President of what is now Aging Life Care Association. She has served on many professional boards and is an active volunteer in her community.


Michael J. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Income Tax and Social Security Expert

Michael O’Connor is an Income Tax and Social Security subject matter expert for Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software. O’Connor has a PhD in Operations Research from the University of Illinois and he specializes in Social Security, Federal and State income taxes, and Medicare.

O’Connor culminated a 37-year military research career as the Director of Research and Development for the US Army Corps of Engineers, in which he was the Science Advisor to the Chief of Engineers and he oversaw the Corps of Engineers $750 million-dollar research program. He subsequently managed a Division of SAIC, Inc. engaged in computational electromagnetics research and radar modeling.

O’Connor prepared income tax returns for H&R Block for two years. Since 2005, he has been an avid user of ESPlanner, a financial planning program for households. O’Connor has worked as an analyst/programmer for Economic Security Planning, Inc. since July 2011.


George Pransky, Ph.D.
Practicing Partner of Pranksy and Associates

George Pransky, Ph.D. is one of two founders of a breakthrough approach to human understanding that is currently among the fastest growing approaches in the world. He has taught for over forty years to individuals, couples, businesses and colleagues. Dr. Pransky is the author of The Relationship Handbook and over fifty audio recordings. During his career he has served on the faculty of three graduate universities including WV University School of Medicine and Michigan State University. He has spoken at The College of Medical School Deans, The College of Nursing School Deans, and The American Psychological Association.

The diversity of Dr. Pransky’s clientele is attributed to his unique understanding of human functioning and interaction, the application of which has significant impact on interpersonal relationships. Currently he is a partner at Pransky and Associates in La Conner, Wa and on the executive committee of the Three Principles Global Community.


Jim Feek, CEP, RFC
Estate Planner and Financial Consultant

We work on a team philosophy... with allied professionals: lawyers, accountants, fiduciaries, financial advisers and psychologists specializing in Life Coaching...all hand-selected.

Our collaboration of intellectual capital represents over 200 years of experience in brain power which cannot be equaled on a national basis.

We manage our clients’ risk, tax, and financial goals with up-to-date advanced strategies to protect them from frivolous lawsuits, excessive taxes and unnecessary market risk.

Our job is to access and quarterback the opportunities and resources elsewhere unobtainable through customized solutions bringing world class products at the most competitive price in the marketplace.

Our value proposition transcends dollars, and, after all is said and done we have eliminated the consequences of costs to family and business emotionally, physically and financially.

Our Services of Expertise Include:
• Business Succession Planning
• Estate & Legacy Planning
• Charitable Planning
• Select Executive Benefit Planning
• Retirement Solutions
• Life & Long-Term Care Planning

Professional Involvement
• East King County Estate Planning Council
• The Seattle Foundation
• National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
(Past President of Seattle Chapter)
• Association of Advanced Life Underwriters (AALU)
• National Institute of Certified Estate Planners
• National Association of Registered Financial Consultants
• International Member of the Million Dollar Round Table
(Top of the Table, Life Status)
• Served on over 20 advisory boards at non-profits, universities, foundations, committees and financial/insurance groups and forums.


Jerry N. Mixon, MD
Medical Doctor
Preventative Care

Jerry Mixon was born August 28, 1947 in Patuxent River, Maryland. He attend Robert A. Millikan Senior High School in Long Beach CA, graduating in June of 1965.

Upon graduating high school Dr. Mixon enlisted in the US army where he served with the US Army Airborne from 1965-1968. Following his service in the US Army Dr. Mixon attended California State University at Long Beach from 1968 to 1970.

In 1970 Dr. Mixon attended the University of Utah where he graduated in 1972 with a bachelor of science in microbiology. After graduation he enrolled at the University of Utah's College of medicine graduating, in 1976.

He then went on to complete his internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by his residency in family practice at St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1976 to 1979.

Dr. Mixon ran a private practice in Preston, Idaho from 1979 to 1986 that was certified in family practice.

In 1986 Dr. Mixon moved to Shelton, WA where he operated a private practice from 1986 to 1998. Since 1988 he has served as the Director of Longevity Medical Clinic which operates three medical clinics in Kirkland, Lynnwood and Tacoma, Washington.

Dr. Mixon also currently serves as a Preceptor for the University of Washington which is a program designed for physicians to assist medical students.


Dr. Kentaro Nishino, MD
Geriatrician

Dr. Kentaro Nishino received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing a residency in internal medicine at Baylor, he completed his fellowship training in geriatric medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He was a staff geriatrician at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu for 11 years before moving to Washington state 2 years ago. Dr. Nishino now works at the Overlake Medical Center Senior Health Clinic where he does primary care for seniors.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and playing guitar.


Robert Mitzel
Senior Insurance Advisor

Bob is the founder and president of Robert Mitzel Insurance, LLC. An independent insurance educator and broker specializing in Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans as well as Life insurance and annuities.

He works with financial planners and elder attorneys in making insurance a part of client’s estate planning. His office is in Federal Way Washington and he works in all parts of Western Washington with clients in 6 states.

Areas of Expertise: Traditional and Asset Based Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare Supplement and Advantage plans, Life insurance and Annuities.


Ted Butler
Reverse Mortgage Expert

Helping you move from "Opinion to Knowledge", and just as importantly move from "Knowledge to Understanding" with the FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, the modern Reverse Mortgage.

As a Home Equity Retirement Specialist my primary focus is in assisting recent or soon to be retirees help make sure that they have enough cash flow to last their entire retirement. In addition, I spend time working with planners and advisers to help insure cash flow survival in the retirement distribution phase. Recent articles from the Journal of Financial Planning show that housing wealth can play a key role in mitigating sequence of returns risk and reverse dollar cost averaging.

I am a certified Continuing Education instructor with the American CE Institute and work with Certified Financial Planners, Financial Advisers, Insurance Specialists, Realtors and Builders teaching the use of the FHA HECM as a planning and purchase finance option. In service, and gratitude.


Jeff B. Crollard, J.D.
Attorney and Counselor at Law

Jeff B. Crollard of Crollard Law Office, PLLC in Seattle, was the attorney for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program from 1990 to 2014. Ombudsmen advocate for the people living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes. The Ombudsman Program in Washington is independent of the state’s licensing agency, DSHS.

Over the years, Jeff represented a number of residents and ombudsmen to obtain better care in facilities, wrote exposé reports on behalf of the Ombudsman Program regarding the poor state oversight of care facilities, particularly of the state’s assisted living facilities and adult family homes, chaired or co-chaired state taskforces concerning vulnerable adults and long-term care facilities, and participated extensively in related state policy, regulatory, and legislative issues. Over the course of 25 years, Jeff has helped draft significant portions of the state’s vulnerable adults law and the state’s regulations and laws governing long-term care facilities. Jeff also is a frequent trainer and CLE and CE presenter.

Jeff Crollard’s private law practice includes representing residents of long-term care facilities who have been abused, neglected, or suffered wrongful death, such as from falls, pressure sores, malnutrition, assaults, burns, or elopements. He represents elderly individuals who’ve suffered financial exploitation. And he sometimes represents people accused by DSHS of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation. Jeff has served as a hearing officer for the Washington State certified professional guardianship board. Jeff was co-counsel in Ryan v. Dreyfus, No. C09-0908RAJ (W.D. Wash. 2010), a federal class action suit that restored the state’s adult day health program. Jeff was counsel in Raven v. DSHS, 177 Wn.2d 804 (Wash. 2013), a case holding it was not neglect for a guardian to honor a person’s wish to live at home rather than in a nursing home.

Jeff Crollard is past chair of the state bar association’s Elder Law Section, past co-chair of the state trial attorney association’s Elder Abuse Section, and previously served on the leadership council of the National Consumer Voice (formerly the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform). Jeff is a graduate of the University of Washington, and the University of California, Berkeley, where in 1985 he received a law degree and masters degree in public policy. Jeff grew up in Yakima, Washington and is a fourth generation Washingtonian. His grandfather, father, and son are all UW law school grads, his daughter is a UW educated speech therapist, and his wife is a music therapist at the UW Medical Center.


Jerrica Pierson Seeger, J.D.
Elder Law Attorney and Counselor at Law

Jerrica Seeger is an attorney with the law firm of Rehberg Law Group, PLLC here in Seattle, WA. She is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon and is also a certified attorney for Veterans Affairs.

Jerrica attended the University of Washington and graduated with a B.A. degree in International-Political-Economy, and a minor in German. She then obtained a joint Juris Doctor/MBA degree from Willamette University College of Law and Atkinson’s School of Business in Salem, Oregon.

Jerrica is a member of the Estate Planning Council of South King County. Jerrica is a board member of the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA).

In her free time, Jerrica enjoys reading, hiking, playing soccer, and spending time with her family.


Phil George, J.D.
Elder Law Attorney and Counselor at Law

Phil is an Elder Law Attorney, LifePlanning Coach, and co-host of the Aging Options radio show on KGMI. He is also a passionate advocate for the aging and elderly.

Phil was first introduced to the idea of LifePlanning when Rajiv Nagaich was his Elder Law Professor at the University of Washington School of Law. Phil had been fortunate enough to mentor under Rajiv until he came to work for him back in September of 2014.

Phil is currently the Managing Attorney of both our Edmonds and Bellingham offices. Phil is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Whatcom County Hospice Foundation as well as the Advisory Committee for the Bellingham Senior Activity Center.

Additionally, Phil does quite a bit of Pro Bono work every year on behalf of Law Advocates of Whatcom County, a not-for-profit organization that provides legal assistance for those in need.

Phil’s parents live in Ferndale and he and his wife, Elisa, recently returned to make their home in Bellingham with their two dogs, Blackjack and Augustus. In their spare time, you can find Phil and his family enjoying all the golfing, camping, boating, crabbing, fishing, hiking, and winter sports that our beautiful Whatcom county has to offer.