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AARP’s Family and Caregiving Expert
Amy Goyer, author of Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving, is a writer, speaker and consultant specializing in caregiving. She serves as AARP’s national Family and Caregiving Expert, columnist and spokesperson, and has a “Taking Care” youtube series and vlog. A recognized media authority, she has provided interviews for all major print/broadcast media outlets, including appearances on The Doctors, Dr. Phil, the Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning. Ms. Goyer started her career as a music therapist, and has worked in the field of aging for more than 35 years at the local, state, national and international levels. A passionate champion for family caregivers, Amy has been one her entire adult life, caring for her grandparents, parents and sister. She currently cares for her 93 year-old Dad, Robert, who has Alzheimer’s disease and lives with her in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Learn more about Amy at amygoyer.com and view her AARP articles and videos at aarp.org/amygoyer.
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Named President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in 2016, Ben Chandler has returned to lead the Foundation he helped bring about. As Kentucky Attorney General, Ben won a $45 million settlement from one of Kentucky’s largest insurance companies; that funding was used to create the Foundation in 2001.
Ben is an eighth-generation Woodford Countian. He earned a B.A. in history, graduating with distinction from the University of Kentucky, and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He studied at the University of London and Trinity College in Dublin, including an internship in the British Parliament.
Ben practiced law with Brown, Todd & Heyburn, and later with Reeves & Graddy before beginning a career in public service. His state service included one term as Kentucky State Auditor (1992-1995), and two terms as Attorney General (1995-2003). He helped create KASPER, a national model for battling prescription drug abuse. He established a public corruption unit, lobbied successfully for Kentucky's first "No Call" list, strengthened consumer protection laws, and championed “Megan’s Law” and victims’ rights. Ben received the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2003, but did not prevail in the general election.
In February 2004, Ben was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he introduced legislation to address issues ranging from child and elder abuse prevention, to air travel safety, to veterans’ healthcare, to teaching foreign languages in our public schools. He worked to increase funding for our nation’s crumbling school infrastructure. He played a central role in passing a tobacco buyout. Ben served Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District until the 112th Congress adjourned in January 2013. He was Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council from 2013 to 2016.
Ben is a member of both the University of Kentucky Arts and Sciences and Law School Halls of Fame. He has been of counsel to the law firms of Morgan & Pottinger and Fogle, Keller and Purdy. He is a member of the national board of Optometry Cares, the American Optometric Association foundation; the board of Bluegrass.org, which provides mental health and other services in a 17-county area of Kentucky; the Kentucky state Board of Elections; and several other boards.
Ben is an avid reader and baseball fan. He has traveled widely, having visited over 65 countries and all seven continents. He and his wife Jennifer live in Woodford County, where they raised their three children on the family farm. They attend Pisgah Presbyterian Church where Ben serves as trustee.
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