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Date(s) - 08/13/2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Los Angeles, CA Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

501 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505

Joyful Memories – Los Angeles, CA

Doors Open at 5:45 pm
Heavy Appetizers Served at 6:00 pm
Screening 6:30 pm

The Event Includes:

  • Short film – ComForCare Presents the Power of Music
  • Award Winning Documentary – Alive Inside
  • Discussion hosted by Steve Toll, ComForCare’s Director of Therapeutic Music Programming

The panel discussion moderated by Steve Toll, ComForCare’s Director of Therapeutic Music Programming will feature the following guests:

Ira Byock
Ira Byock, MD
Medical Director for Providence Institute for Human Caring

Dr. Byock is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. He serves as Executive Director/Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services, based in Torrance, CA. The Institute advances efforts to measure, monitor and improve person-centered care system wide and supports culturally diverse communities in expanding models of caring.
Dr. Byock is Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He served as Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire from 2003 through July 2013.

Susan Galeas
Susan M. Galeas, MSW, MPH
President and CEO
Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter

Susan joined the Alzheimer’s Association, California Southland Chapter as President and CEO in May, 2011. Since that time she has worked with the Chapter’s Board of Directors and team of 53 dedicated staff to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s as an epidemic; expand service delivery across Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, Kings, Mono, and Tulare Counties; increase funding opportunities throughout the region –helping increase support for programs, services, advocacy, and disease research; and ensure that public policy efforts drive home the importance of increased Federal funding for Alzheimer’s research. Prior to joining the organization, she served as Vice President of Program and Regional Service Delivery for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA), a $14 million organization serving approximately 40,000 girls and 22,000 adults in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Kern counties. Susan‘s career in nonprofit management also includes serving as Executive Director of Our House, a grief support center with locations in West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills, CA; (prior to moving to the Los Angeles area) serving as Executive Director of The Center for Nonprofits; Services Director for United Way; and Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center: all in Chattanooga, TN. Her professional experience also includes work in the fields of marketing, public relations, and both psychiatric and medical social work. She has a BA from Loyola University (New Orleans, LA), a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Tulane University School of Social Work, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine (New Orleans, LA).

Michael Marvi
Michael Marvi, MD
Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist

Michael M. Marvi, MD, MS, is a board-certified neurologist. He also is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Southern California, where he obtained his fellowship training in movement disorders and his master’s degree in neurobiology. He attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine/Tel Aviv University and completed his medical internship and neurology residency at Kaiser-Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Marvi serves as the Medical Director of the Movement Disorders Center at the Hycy & Howard hill Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. He practices general neurology and is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and tic disorders. In addition to conventional therapies, he is also experienced in deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming and the administration of botulinum toxin injections for the management of challenging movement disorders.

Steve Toll
Steve Toll
Director of Therapeutic Music ComForcare Home Care

Steve Toll is a classically trained multi-talented musician and composer. Starting violin at the age of nine he studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 1970. With this varied musical background Steve moved to New York City to seek further opportunities in the music industry and to pursue higher education. He attended Columbia University in the late 1970s and received a B.S. degree. To fund his education Steve began doing studio work at the world famous Electric Ladyland Studio in the West Village. At this iconic landmark he met and worked with Richie Havens, Phobe Snow and many other artists.
Steve’s interest in the amazing transformative “power of music” inspired him to research and develop a music philosophy which uses music as a powerful therapeutic tool and his company Prescription Music was created to educate and train caregivers to harness his dynamic techniques. Steve Toll is a Certified Dementia Care Specialist and has been a keynote speaker, trainer and presenter for the National Alzheimer’s Association as well as agencies and companies throughout the United Sates. Currently residing in Durham, NC Steve is the Director of Therapeutic Music Programming for ComForcare Health Care Holdings, Inc.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this event:

Leeza's Care Connection

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center


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