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Tiffany Kirkpatrick

Tiffany Kirkpatrick

Coordinator, African American Dementia & Aging Project

BIOGRAPHY

Tiffany Kirkpatrick joined the Layton Center in fall 2012 to coordinate the African American Dementia & Aging Project. Tiffany has over 20 years of experience in gerontology, and nonprofit management with older adults. She has been an energetic force in the aging service delivery community since an early age; having been exposed to public health and the needs of the aged by her mother, a nurse.

Since 1994, Tiffany has worked with the older adults in a variety of capacities; first as activity director, then volunteer coordinator and program director, where she helped family caregivers and their loved ones find resources and at adult day centers in Portland.

Tiffany’s leadership in the African American community of the Portland metropolitan positions her to move AADAPt into a sustainable research cohort. Tiffany is also the Co-founder/chair of PreSERVE Coalition; a group of individuals from healthcare, service organizations and the community who collaborate on initiatives that support the health and well-being of older adult African Americans.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care Curriculum- Certified Trainer 2001

Valdosta State University B.F.A (Communications/Public Relations) Spring 2001

Marylhurst University MAIS (Gerontology) summer 2015

CONTACT

Phone: 503 494-2367

Email: kirkpati@ohsu.edu