Jeremy Holloway, PhD, Tellegacy Founder, Professor
Dr. Jeremy Holloway is Geriatric Professor and Director of Geriatric Education at the University of North Dakota. He specializes in resiliency, self-efficacy and connectedness of individuals. His curriculum helps combat Social Isolation and Loneliness of older adults. He is also a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leader and curriculum specialist with 20 years of professional and global experience. Dr. Holloway has started an intergenerational and interdisciplinary program focused on decreasing the sense of isolation and loneliness of older adults. Dr. Holloway has led strategic planning, program design, and assisted in the implementation for over 30 groups and organizations, in 10 countries for multiple organizations and sectors of healthcare, business, church ministries, and higher education.
Hayley Studer, CPA, FHFMA, achi Founder & CEO
With over 20 years of experience in healthcare finance, most recently as Vice President, Revenue Cycle at a large integrated hospital system, Hayley gained an understanding of the complexity of healthcare reimbursement systems and the misalignment of current incentives. Subsequently working as Chief Mission Officer for a corporation allowed her to gain a deeper understanding of social determinants of health and the intense work needed to create sustainable change. This led her to start her own business, achi, which integrates Hayley’s diverse background and aims to not only change lives, but also transform our healthcare payment models.
Hunter Reeder, Tellegacy Engagement Director
As an experienced marketer in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Hunter has worn many hats and achieved great success in a variety of roles within multiple industries ranging from volunteer engagement and marketing to corporate branding and communications. Driven by the impact of connection and belonging, Hunter takes pride in using the power of storytelling and collaboration to cultivate and support relationships that make a measurable difference in people’s lives. Her goals include developing creative, cohesive solutions that help individuals achieve their objectives, enhancing community resources, and making a positive difference with every interaction she has.
Major: I am a third-year bioengineering student at the University of Toledo.
Dream job after graduation: Ultimately, my dream job would be to serve in a health field that allows me to work with the elderly or individuals that do not have easy access to healthcare.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I joined Tellegacy because for the last three years I had worked as a server in the dining hall of a nursing home. Beyond my serving duties, I interacted with the residents on a personal level, learning about their youth and family. In the summer of 2020, I firsthand experienced the loneliness the residents felt due to the COVID restrictions in place as many could not see their family or interact with their friends. Thus, when I heard about Tellegacy I was eager to help make a difference. I look forward to working with the Tellegacy team and appreciate this opportunity.
Fun fact: A fun fact about me is that my favorite sports team is the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Major: I am going into my third year studying Bioengineering at The University of Toledo.
Dream job after graduation: I do not have a specific dream job yet after graduation, but I aim to be working in the health profession where I am helping others, am happy, being challenged, and continuously improving personally and professionally.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I signed up to participate in Tellegacy because I have worked and volunteered at a nursing home since I was 16. This experience did not seem like a job as I truly enjoyed what I was doing. I loved spending time and learning from the residents. During lockdown, I would write positive messages for all of the residents, and I experienced firsthand how lonely the residents were when I returned back to work. When I heard about Tellegacy, when I returned back to school in the Fall, I was eager to join and help others beyond my local community. Overall, I am thrilled about this opportunity and am looking forward to all that we will accomplish.
Fun fact: One fun fact about me is that I enjoy cooking and love eating food from different cultures.
Major: I am a biology major at The University of Toledo.
Dream job after graduation: I aspire to be a future physician.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I joined Tellegacy to support my community during COVID, especially the isolated older adults who are experiencing loneliness. I wanted to take this opportunity to connect with the older generation, learn important lessons, and hear the advice they have for experiencing life. I hope through this internship I can further my impact and continue to support the residents.
Fun fact: I drove a snowmobile for the first time this year!
Major: I am a biology major at The University of Toledo.
Dream job after graduation: I want to become a physician who specializes in nephrology.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I joined Tellegacy because during the pandemic, forming connections has been difficult as many facilities were unable to allow families to visit and spend time with their loved ones. I wanted to support elderly individuals by listening to their stories and hearing about the impact they have made in their lives.
Major: My major is psychology at the University of Akron.
Dream job after graduation: My dream job is to be a geriatric counselor.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I signed up to participate in Tellegacy because I wanted to improve the lives of older adults who may be experiencing social isolation and loneliness. I love working with older adults and thought it would be a great experience to assist in any way I can!
Fun fact: One fun fact about me is that I play the French horn!
Major: Indigenous Bachelor of Social Work at Laurentian University.
Dream job after graduation: My dream job is to be a counselor.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I signed up with Tellegacy because the program really interests me. Getting to learn about other people’s life stories is something that I’ve been interested in.
Fun fact: I am very creative and have hobbies such as quilting, photography, and music.
Major: Exercise Science and Gerontology at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Dream job after graduation: My dream job is to help people and work with the older community.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I am taking a class that allowed me to work with Tellegacy while having us build books about older peoples lives. I took a big interest in this program and decided that it would be a good fit for me once I started to get to know my partner. Plus I love getting to know people’s stories, it has always interested me.
Fun fact: I like to play golf and I went to regionals and states for all four years of high school.
Dream job after graduation: Law Enforcement Officer
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I decided to join Tellegacy because I believe their vision/cause is a noble and honest one. Our senior citizens are important members of our communities and they have invaluable lessons to give. I believe that it is a privilege to listen to the wisdom of our elders.
Fun fact: I love creative writing and am a self-published author! My second poetry book will be available early 2022.
Major: Family and Human Development at Arizona State University.
Dream job after graduation: To work in healthcare management.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? Tellegacy resonated with me personally as I have a loved one in a longterm care facility. Due to COVID, the facility was locked down for over a year. The cognitive effects this had on my loved one were staggering. Tellegacy operates on building connections, making it a program I was driven to join to aid others in similar situations.
Fun fact: I own a dressage horse named “Madde”. She is a Swedish Warmblood/Dutch Harness horse.
Dream job after graduation: Sociological Research.
Why did you sign up to participate in Tellegacy? I love connecting with people and building relationships, my parents are older adults, and I have not been able to focus on this particular demographic yet.
Fun fact: I love storytelling, reading textbooks, and kayaking.
Rick’s a lifelong snapshooter, who’s been in the imaging business for a few decades. At Kodak, he advanced through various sales and marketing roles, completing his tenure as Vice-President, National Sales Manager, Output. At HP, Rick created with others the Retail Publishing Solutions division – connecting home, store and online – delivering photos and gifts in minutes, in an hour, and in a few days. Vivid-Pix was founded in 2012 by Rick Voight and Randy Fredlund, who have a combined 47 years of experience from Eastman Kodak Co. They brought Kodak’s “You Press the Button, We Do the Rest” philosophy to the design of Vivid-Pix software. Vivid-Pix invents and harnesses technologies, making it simple for individuals and organizations to relive memories.