Sun, Jun 04|
Be the Voice to Your Choices, Panel Discussion
Challenges of dementia and available resources. Facilitated by Lisa Weitzman and Lauri Scharf.
Time & Location
Jun 04, 2023, 2:00 PM
Chagrin Arts, 88 N Main St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, USA
About the event
Meet the panelists...
Lisa Weitzman is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Benjamin Rose Institute
on Aging. In this role, she seeks to enhance Benjamin Rose’s role in the community
through the development of local and national relationships. She also oversees the
delivery of WeCare…Because You Do, a family caregiver support program, and has
been instrumental in the launch of Nutrition Solution, a program to address food
insecurity and social isolation through medically-tailored meals for chronically-ill
A resident of the Chagrin Valley for many years, Lisa earned a BA in history with a
concentration in American Foreign Policy from Yale University, an MA in Soviet
Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies, and an MSW from Case Western Reserve University. She
currently holds an LISW-S license and advanced certification in gerontology and
Lauri Scharf is the Lead Care Consultant/Master Trainer at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging delivering the evidence based program WeCare…Because You Do. Her prior experience was delivering programs to early stage caregiver and their loved ones, caregiver support group facilitator and supervisor and delivering BRI Care Consultation to caregivers.
Dr. Ardeshir Z. Hashmi MD, FACP is the Endowed Chair of Geriatric Innovation and Section Chief of the
Center for Geriatric Medicine at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Hashmi completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at Yale University. He completed his
Internal Medicine residency at the Yale-Saint Mary’s Hospital in Connecticut, where he served as Chief
Medical resident. He then trained at Massachusetts General Hospital as a Clinical and Research Fellow in
Geriatrics before becoming Faculty and then Medical Director of MGH Senior Health-Harvard Medicine.
Dr. Hashmi subsequently transitioned to the Cleveland Clinic.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a graduate of the Clinical Process Improvement
Leadership Program and the Value Based Healthcare Delivery program via the Harvard Business School
Institute of Strategy& Competitiveness. Dr. Hashmi is also certified as an Advanced Peer Coach through
the Cleveland Clinic Center for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring. He is Co-Chair of the national
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Patient Priorities Care Special Interest Group (SIG) and serves on the
AGS Health Systems Innovation Economics & Technology Committee and the Society for General
Internal Medicine’s Geriatrics Commission.
Dr. Hashmi is also member of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine
(ACLGIM). He is an alumnus of the prestigious Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging (ELIA) national
leadership development program (in conjunction with the American Geriatric Society and the University
of California San Francisco) and the ACLGIM LEAD programs. He is also a member of the American
College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Hashmi’s niche area of interest is the intersection of Successful Aging & Caregiver Health in the
service of our most vulnerable populations.
Joseph B. Trecaso is a highly regarded attorney recognized as a Rising Star by Super
Lawyers. This honor is awarded to only 2.5% of lawyers in the state, partly based on
his expertise in Estate Planning, Elder Law/Medicaid Planning, Estate and Trust
Administration, and Business Succession Planning. His practice spans Cuyahoga,
Lorain, Erie, Summit, Lake, Geauga, and Stark Counties.
Originally from Akron, Joe completed his undergraduate studies with honors at Ohio
University. He then pursued his Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College
of Law, where he also obtained certificates in Health Law and Health Care
Joe lives in Bay Village with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Emily, Dylan,
and Molly. The family enjoys attending the games of their favorite local sports teams,
such as the Cavs, Guardians, and Browns.