Claudia SimonMs. Claudia Simon is a native of Guyana and an Expert in the field of Healthy Aging. Ms. Simon has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, a master’s degree in Health Administration with a specialty in Gerontology from the University of Phoenix, and a Certificate on Aging from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Simon has over 20 years of work experience in Adult and Geriatric Health Services, Public Health Services, Program Development and Management, Grant Management, Case Management, and Budget Management and Formulation. Ms. Simon is the Founder and President of a non-profit organization called We Helping Other People Excel, Inc. (We HOPE, Inc.). Also, she is the Founder and President of New Beginnings Geriatric Consultant Services, LLC. Ms. Simon has written, received and administered grants totaling over $10 million dollars. Ms. Simon has appeared on several mass media channels to discuss Healthy Aging and Diaspora Engagement. Ms. Simon serves on the Board of Directors for The United Guyanese Diaspora Global Network (UGDGN) and The Roraima Institute (TRI). She is a member of the Gerontology and Human Development in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (AGHD-HBCU), Leadership Council on Aging (LCOA) Committee, American Society on Aging, Prince George’s County Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer and First Baptist Church of Glenarden. Ms. Simon is sought after for her excellent leadership skills and has received numerous awards. Ms. Simon has a young scholar and athletic 14 year old son, Matthew. She enjoys cooking, reading, going to the beach, playing tennis, and exploring cultural events.