Annual Conference

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Conference Highlights

Keynote speaker


Emily Shubeck 
Senior Associate Director of Quality Care, MSW, LSW
Alzheimer's Association, Chicago IL

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2022
  • 9:15 am - 10:45 am
  • Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia: The Experiences of Professional and Family 

Our Keynote Speaker, Emily Shubeck, is the Senior Associate Director of Quality Care for the national headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is responsible for the development and oversight of quality care products that leverage current evidence-based practices to improve the quality of

care for individuals living with dementia in long-term and community-based care settings. Previously, Emily managed the National Early-Stage Advisory Group - a program that supports individuals living

with Alzheimer’s and dementia to share their experiences to raise awareness, enhance care and support, advance public policy, and accelerate research. She holds a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University

Motivational speaker


Maggie Wade
News Anchor, WLBT Jackson, MS

  • Friday, October 28, 2022
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm - "Surviving the Caregiving Journey"
  • 1 pm - Photo Opportunity

Maggie Wade is a news anchor for WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi. Maggie is a native of Crystal Springs, Mississippi and a graduate of Utica High School. She received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities from Belhaven University. An Emmy nominated News Anchor, Maggie attended Jackson State University and Mississippi College. She served as an adjunct instructor at Belhaven College for 14 years and has served on numerous advisory boards. She is the recipient of multiple awards recognizing her community leadership and works with many charitable causes. Maggie will share her journey of caregiving as a family member of a person living with dementia