Ruth's experience in working with elders for over 40 years gives her a unique perspective on the spirit of people. She partners with others on their journeys to their authentic selves. She is a SoulCollage® facilitator, a sought-after presenter and a social worker. Ruth coaches women in transition at mid-life and older. Through her program, Coming to Crone, she helps older women find their personal power and wisdom. Ruth is a content expert in families and elders and geriatric care management. She is a Past President of the then- named National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (now the Aging Life Care Association). She has served on numerous Boards and is an active Community Volunteer. She has had adjunct faculty positions at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College. Currently, she serves on the Mother Board of Crones Counsel, Inc.
Jerry was AARP's State Director in Oregon for 22 years, retiring in early 2019. He worked with local, state and national staff, volunteers, members and businesses and community organizations. Jerry has been a member of numerous State Legislative and Executive branch established Task Forces and Advisory Committees. He is past-chair of Congregation Shir Tikvah's board. He has received leadership awards from National AARP, the Chancellor's Office of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Young Lawyer's Section of the Missouri Bar, and Mid-America Congress on Aging. He is a trainer of the Direct Action Organizing approach to advocacy. Jerry recently received an inaugural "16 over 61" award from the Wechsler Center for Modern Aging.
Ruth and Jerry are the principals of CC Consultants. Their combined expertise and experience in aging policy, services, and care coordination, provide businesses and organizations with comprehensive services to analyze and develop programs related to older consumers and employees.