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Instructors

The Friendship Center for Aging Studies CE courses and general education offerings are led by the most skilled instructors in the profession. Each professional teaching the course gives clear instruction and materials relative to the course objectives. Content is delivered in a format that instills confidence needed to successfully finish each course.

Many of our staff have held academic appointments at leading universities and medical centers with extensive education and training in aging and related fields.

The Friendship Center for Aging Studies professional resources include supporting our clinical work with information from our doctors, nurses, professionals and volunteers who gather information and material for each course.

The top professionals in the field develop our own on-site lectures and in house curriculum.

Courses are presented by highly experienced professionals integrating the emerging science based research and the universal age-related issues and challenges facing our aging population.

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Linda Albert, APA, BA

Linda Albert is a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst (APA) and communications and life coach. She holds APA and dream translator…
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Babette Bach, Esquire

Babette Bach is a Florida Board Certified Elder Law attorney and the founder of BACH & JACOBS, P.A. Ms. Bach…
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Jan Biresch

Jan Biresch has over 30 years of experience in the health care industry, with the past 15 of those years…
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Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, CAP, CSAT

Rev. Dr. Dennis is the Owner, Executive Director, and Senior Therapist of Abundance of Love and Wealth. Dr. Dennis is…
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Janis Frawley, MS, ASHLA

Janis is licensed by the State of Florida, certified by membership in American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHLA). She…
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Alan B. Grindal, MD, FAHA, FAAN

Dr. Grindal is a board certified Neurologist with 38 years of experience practicing in Sarasota and has been repeatedly selected…
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James Hollis, Ph.D.

James Hollis, Ph. D., is a Zurich trained Jungian Analyst with a practice in Washington, D. C. where he also…
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Barry Jacobs, Psy.D. and Julia Mayer, Psy.D.

Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D. and Julia L. Mayer, Psy.D. are the co-authors of the new book, AARP Meditations for Caregivers—Practical,…
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Kenneth Kinzie, LCSW

Ken is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Vice President of the Grief Education & Support Center at Tidewell…
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Nicci Kobritz, ANP, BS

Nicci Kobritz is the founder of the Center for Brain Health. She has a certificate as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner…
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Beverly Mustaine, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS

Dr. Mustaine is an Associate Professor in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University in Sarasota,…
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Jason Nippert, BS

Jason earned his degree in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University and is a member of the American College of…
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Sharon Ohrenstein, BA

Sharon Lesley Ohrenstein has worked professionally as a singer, actor, director, writer, lyricist, arranger, teacher and reviewer. She received her…
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KEVIN W. O’NEIL, MD, FACP, CMD

Dr. Kevin O'Neil is the Chief Medical Officer for Brookdale Senior Living. He is a Clinical Professor in the School…
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Jane Roberts, Ph.D. ACSW, LCSW,

Dr. Jane Roberts is Chair of the Duvall Family Studies Initiative and an instructor in the College of Liberal Arts…
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Andy Rousseau

Andy Russeau has been buying since he was 12 and at young age of 16 he purchased his first estate.…
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Tamar Shovali, Ph.D.

Tamar Shovali, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Human Development at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shovali earned…
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Barry Stein, MD

Dr. Stein, a well known Family Practice Physician in Sarasota, graduated from the University of Cape Town, Faculty of Medicine,…
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Paulette Weber, BS, Registered Dietitian

Paulette is an experienced registered dietitian and nutritionist providing nutritional assessments and advising clients how best to support brain health…
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Allyson Wright

Allyson (Ally) is currently working on her PhD in Gerontology at Concordia University Chicago. She started her career as an…
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