Professor Lou Vivian W. Q. is the Director of the Sau Po Centre on Ageing and a Professor at the Department of Social Work & Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests focus on family gerontology, in particular family caregiving for dementia, stroke, end-of-life older adults, and social adaptation and mental health of Chinese older adults and family caregivers.
She has committed to cross-sector collaboration with community partners, social enterprises, and the market. Prof. Lou has been appointed as a member of the Statistics Advisory Board, Community Investment and Inclusion Fund, Senior Police Call Central Advisory Board, and Elderly Academy Development Foundation of the HKSAR Government.
She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Council member of the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology and Consortium of Institutes of Family Limited (CIFA). Recently, Professor Lou is recognized as Healthy Ageing 50 leaders transforming the world to be a better place in which to grow older in 2022 and Woman Change Maker in STEM in 2023.
Ms. C. Grace Whiting, J.D.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Executive Director
With over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, C. Grace Juneau Whiting (“Grace,” she/hers) is a subject matter expert in long-term care and health policy.
Grace has served as a resource for Members of the U.S. Congress, national and global advisory boards, and major media such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
In her current role, Grace serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a professional society of more than 4,000 attorneys with practices in elder law and special needs planning. Before NAELA, Grace served as the President and CEO for the National Alliance for Caregiving, successfully navigating the organization transition from NAC’s longtime founder.
Grace has also worked closely within the health policy community, including in director-level roles at Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD Coalition) and the Alliance for Home Health Quality & Innovation (now the Research Institute for Home Care).
Grace earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. There, she helped launch an Alternative Spring Break program and received the Memphis Bar Association’s Irvin Bogatin Public Service Award in 2010. She completed undergraduate studies in communications and philosophy at Louisiana State University. Before law school, Grace started her nonprofit career with the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps, which led statewide hurricane recovery efforts after the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her brilliant husband, writer Geoffrey Whiting.