Meet the ReVisions Resources Team

Partnering with like-minded organizations to help seniors remain independent. Photo: ReVisions Resources and PACE TV launch aging-in-place series

Volunteers and partnerships make ReVisions Resources’ programs possible. ReVisions has collaborated with AARP, the National Council on the Aging, PACE TV, the National Aging in Place Council, Sharp Healthcare, Aging and Independence Services, Jewish Family Services, ElderHelp of San Diego, OASIS, Southern Caregiver Resource Center, the San Diego Chapter of ASID, the City and County libraries,  Housing and Community Development agencies, the Fall Prevention Task Force, Friends of San Diego Architecture, the Work & Family Coalition, the San Diego Union-Tribune, Linc Housing, Aging in Place Remodeling, Best Bath Systems,Wardell Builders, Pirch, Home Depot and more than 100 other service providers and community organizations.

Louise Courtier and Liliane Choney

Louise Courtier and Liliane Choney

Liliane Choney
Cofounder, Executive Director

Liliane has worked in the field of aging and housing for 20 years, focusing on innovative solutions for family caregivers and older adults. She founded ReVisions Resources in 1989 with other working women who were also caregivers for elderly family members. In addition to spear-heading ReVisions Resources’ programs, Liliane’s accomplishments and background include:

  • launching San Diego’s National Aging in Place Week in 2005, directing a campaign resulting in coverage by 20 media outlets, including two-minute segments on local television;
  • serving as AARP’s Housing Coordinator;
  • serving on the Board of Directors of the Work & Family Coalition;
  • receiving the San Diego Mayor’s Star Award for her contributions to San Diego’s arts community;
  • co-founding a computer consulting firm specializing in small business solutions; and
  • founding Data Securities International, a leading provider of intellectual property protection services.

 

conser school photoCindy Conser
Cofounder, Communications Director

Cindy co-founded ReVisions Resources in 1989 after working as a writer, editor, and public relations consultant. Her achievements include designing and creating the San Diego Eldercare Directory, leading a project to develop an early computer model for helping seniors make decisions about housing, and writing several successful grant applications. She left the company in 1998 to become a middle school teacher, but continued to work on special projects during the summers. Now retired from teaching, she has returned to work at ReVisions Resources.

Louise B. Courtier
Cofounder

Louise’s business career spanned 30 years and included positions in major San Diego biotechnology and software corporations, as well as self employment in service and retail businesses. She was vice president of ISSCO (Integrated Software Systems Corporation), the first San Diego software firm to be listed on NASDAQ, and director of sales and marketing for Emerson & Stern Associates, Inc. She also co-founded ReVisions Resources. Other board positions in business, the arts, and social service included Quetzal Bilingual Communications and New Baja Corporation, owners and operators of KURS, the first radio station to broadcast in Spanish in the San Diego area; Torrey Pines Federal Credit Union; the North County Board of United Way; North County Serenity House; San Diego Master Chorale; and the Mingei Folk Art Museum. Louise passed away on October 18, 2008.

Jasmines PictureJasmine Tinio
Aging Associate

Jasmine Tinio is a recent San Diego State graduate receiving a B.A in Gerontology. Prior to joining ReVisions Resources, Jasmine has completed a research internship with Consumer Advocates for RCFE reform, collecting data on RCFE’s within San Diego. She has also interned with Navy Medical Center San Diego Senior Wellness Program helping with preparing weekly class sessions, as well as taking part in teaching the importance of physical fitness and brain health.

charisma-e1380399541171[1]Charisma Velasco
Design Associate

Charisma Velasco is a full-tme student working towards her master’s in Interior Architecture and Design. She received her B.A. in Psychology from SDSU.

 

Dr. Patricia Bainter
Health Advisor

board certified ophthalmologist and cornea specialist

Michael J. Berens
Aging & Design Advisor

former Director of Research and Knowledge Resources, ASID

Mary D. Cozza
Technology Advisor

member of founding team, Great Call (Jitterbug phones)

Dr. Dak Kopec
Design Psychology Advisor

Director of MDS Program in Design for Human Health, the Boston Architectural College

Gina Lubrano
Editorial Advisor

former San Diego Union Tribune ombudsman

Catherine Darragh
Community Leadership Advisor, Affordable Housing

President of Friends of San Diego Architecture

Mary Lydon
Community Leadership Advisor, Affordable Housing

Lead Housing Consultant, Housing You Matters; Founder and President, Lydon Associates

Michael McSweeney
Community Leadership Advisor, Affordable Housing

Sr. Public Policy Advisor, Building Industry Association

Bob Prath
Community Leadership Advisor, Affordable Housing

AARP California,  Chair, Livable Communities Advisory Team

Alan Ridley
Community Leadership Advisor, Affordable Housing

President, Foundation for Economic Justice

Board of Directors

      • Liliane Choney: Cofounder SR Consulting; Cofounder of Data Securities International, creators of technology escrow (Iron Mountain); and Instructor for the Design for Human Health Masters program, Boston Architectural College.
      • Mary D. Cozza: Vice President, Novatel Wireless; Cofounder GreatCall, makers of the Jitterbug phone; Entrepreneurial Mentor at UCSD; Volunteer at the San Diego Botanic Garden since 2010; and past Board Member of the Coast Community Foundation.
      • Kathy Johnson: Retired Vice President of Community First Bank
      • Barbara Novikoff: Formerly President of San Diego’s PACE TV, a nonprofit producing educational and informative television programming by seniors; 15-year member of the Rancho Penasquitos Chapter of the AAUW (American Association of University Women), responsible for the annual fundraiser supporting scholarships for women in technology and science; and President, Auto Art (AA) Paint & Body Collision Repair
      • Gloria Schiff: Contributor to organizations serving children and low-income families, and provider of low-income housing
      • Faith Stagg: Retired escrow officer; Board Member of the Friends of Vista Hill; 10-year volunteer for Jewish Family Services’ Foodmobile; and currently a volunteer for Mary Birch Hospital’s Arts for Healing for High-Risk Pregnancies, two committees for Sharp Memorial Hospital, Vista Hill/Parent Care, and Make a Wish Foundation