Gail Hunt, President and CEO
Gail Hunt is President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, a non-profit coalition dedicated to conducting research and developing national programs for family caregivers and the professionals who serve them. Prior to heading NAC, Ms. Hunt was President of her own aging services consulting firm for 14 years. She conducted corporate eldercare research for the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration, developed training for caregivers with AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, and designed a corporate eldercare program for EAPs with the Employee Assistance Professional Association. Prior to having her own firm, she was Senior Manager in charge of human services for the Washington, DC, office of KPMG Peat Marwick. Ms. Hunt attended Vassar College and graduated from Columbia University in New York. She served on the Policy Committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, as well as on the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education. She is chair of the National Center on Senior Transportation. Ms. Hunt is also on the Board of Commissioners for the Center for Aging Service Technology and on the Board for Long-Term Care Quality Assurance. Additionally, Ms. Hunt is on the Governing Board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
Paul DelPonte, Director of Programs, Operations and Development
Paul brings a strong background in advocacy and social marketing to the National Alliance for Caregiving. He was previously Executive Director of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation, where he helped to create Patients Aware, a public education campaign to educate seniors and family members about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. As both a consultant and long-time staff member of the Alliance for Aging Research, he spearheaded Project Independence for Older Americans which led to $1 billion in federal aging research. As a communications consultant he has started two successful public relations firms, where he directed award-winning national health education campaigns to promote increased awareness and access to care. These have included the Community Voices Initiative for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Men’s Health Campaign featuring Morgan Freeman.
He lives in Montgomery County Maryland where he is also a Commissioner on Aging. In that role he is helping the county implement, “A Community for a Lifetime”, a plan to meet the needs of a growing older population.
C. Grace Whiting, J.D., Manager of Programs and Communications
Grace is a strategic communications professional and an attorney member of the District of Columbia Bar. She is passionate about improving patient and family caregiver access to an increasingly complex U.S. healthcare system and empowering caregivers to better meet patient needs. Prior to joining the National Alliance for Caregiving, Grace served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications and Special Assistant to the Executive Director at the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation in Washington, D.C. Grace has also worked as a Communications Manager for the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Named an “Outstanding Law Student” in 2011 by the National Association of Women Lawyers, Grace earned her law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Communication Studies.
Emily Lubin is the Alliance’s Programs and Operations Associate. Emily maintains relationships with our members, compiles presentations, and coordinates meetings, along with supporting our various research projects.
Emily graduated from Miami University with a B.A. in Gerontology and a minor in History. While in college Emily interned with the Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services in Cincinnati and planned age- appropriate activities for older adults. Emily interned at the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA), in Rockville, Maryland, where she assisted a social group for individuals with early stages of dementia, as well as, assigned cases in the database.