IOA Speakers & Bios
Patrick Arbore, Ed.D.
Dr. Arbore is the founder and the Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), and serves
as the Director of Professional Development at Institute on Aging.
He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Human Services Divisi
on at Notre Dame
de Namur University in Belmont, CA.
Tom Cicciarelli, Psy.D.
Dr. Cicciarelli is the Director of Institute on Aging’s Department of Psychology. He is a licensed psychologist specializing in geriatric care and geropsychology training and supervision. He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Alameda and completed pre-doctoral training at the UCSF-Mt. Zion Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Cicciarelli’s professional experience prior to joining the IOA in 2005 includes clinical work in the UCSF Langley Porter Over-Sixty Program, NCIRE—The Veteran’s Health Institute, and private practice.
Erika Falk, Psy.D.
Dr. Falk is Director of Institute on Aging's Geriatric Assessment and Psychological Services. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in geropsychology and refugee mental health. Prior to joining the IOA in 2006, she provided training in mental health to refugees in West Africa. She currently directs the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensic Center, a public/private partnership with SF's Police Department, District Attorney's Office and Adult Protective Services. Dr. Falk provides training on such topics as neglect, financial abuse, and violence awareness and prevention in late life.
Talitha Guinn is the director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Program and the San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensic Center. She brings first-hand knowledge of elder abuse cases to her presentations and has provided trainings in a variety of settings serving both professionals and the general public.
Cindy Kauffman is Chief Operating Officer for Institute on Aging.
She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and received her masters in
rehab counseling from San Francisco State University.
Born and raised in Nicaragua, Marillac is certified as a Substance
Abuse Specialist and Domestic Violence Counselor. She has 12 years experience
in care management and counseling in the prison system as well as in the
Tracy Chesna McCloud is the Director for Institute on Aging's Social and Recreational Services. She has a degree in Music Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and nearly twenty-five years of experience working with seniors. She has spent the majority of her career planning programs for people with dementia, seniors with mental health challenges, and medically frail adults and seniors. Tracy came to IOA in 2003 as the Activity Director for the Adult Day Health Care Program and also served as the Program Director for the ADHC. In 2012, she was appointed Director of Social and Recreational Services for IOA which includes the oversight of two social model day programs providing care for people in all stages of dementia, as well as the Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts. She is a strong advocate for incorporating Animal Assisted Activities in working with seniors of all abilities and functioning levels. Tracy is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Association of Adult Day Services Alliance for Leadership and Education.
Karyn Skultety, Ph.D.
Dr. Karyn Skultety serves as IOA's Vice President of Home Care and
Support Services. Dr. Skultety received her doctoral degree at the University
of Massachusetts and completed both an internship and postdoctoral fellowship
in geropsychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked
in research, private practice and in a staff position at the Geriatric
Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare
System. Dr. Skultety came to Institute on Aging in 2008. She served
as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Coronet Lifeways PACE program
and then as the Director of Clinical and Community Services before becoming
the Vice President of Homecare and Support Services. In 2010, Dr. Skultety
received the California Association of Adult Day Services Quality Award
for Clinical Care for her innovative program development and design
which enhanced mental health care in Adult Day Services.
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