Executive Board and Committees

Organizational Structure of the Optimal Aging Institute
This chart displays the organizational structure of the OAI with the Director at the top and the Executive Board and three OAI committees below.

OAI 2020-2022 Executive Board Members

-Brent Archer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

-Samuel Burnett | Senior Advocate in Northwest Ohio

-Tom Gorman, MA | Assistant Dean of the College of Health and Human Services

-Lisa Gruenhagen, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Music Education

-Laura Landry-Meyer, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

-Robyn G. Miller, Ph.D. | Associate Teaching Professor in the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies

-Vivian J. Miller, Ph.D., MSSA, LSW | Assistant Professor of Social Work

-Amy Morgan, Ph.D. | Professor in the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies

-V. Jane Rosser. Ph.D.  | Director of Service Learning at the Center for Public Impact

-Cynthia A. Spitler, Ph.D. | Associate Teaching Professor of Gerontology

-Stephanie Thurmond, PT, DPT, ScD | Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy

-Jennifer Wagner, MPH, HSE, LNHA, CEAL | Assistant Practitioner Professor of Gerontology

-Jason Whitfield, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Rapid Grant Review Committee

  • Amy Morgan, Ph.D., Committee Chair
  • Cynthia A. Spitler, Ph.D.
  • Stephanie Thurmond, PT, DPT, ScD

Community Outreach and Connections Committee

  • Jennifer Wagner, MPH, HSE, LNHA, CEAL, Committee Chair
  • Samuel Burnett
  • Robyn G. Miller, Ph.D.

Research and Engagement Projects Committee

  • Brent Archer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Lisa Gruenhagen, Ph.D.
  • Laura Landry-Meyer, Ph.D.

OAI Board Member Biographies

Executive Board and Committee Information