Age-Friendly University Global Network

Age Friendly University Network Members and Contact Points

If you wish to make contact with the AFU members please contact the AFU Coordinator in DCU in advance to facilitate this.

We are migrating to a new dedicated membership site so please revisit for updates. Below is a sample of some of our current members. A more concise list will be available when the new website is launched.



Athlone Institute of Technology - Dr. Mary McDonnell-Naughton
Dublin City University - Ms. Christine O'Kelly
National College of Ireland  - Dr. Leo Casey
National University of Ireland Galway - Prof. Kieran Walsh
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland  - Prof. Des O'Neill  
Trinity College Dublin - Dr Sabina Brennan
University College Dublin   - Dr. Bairbre Fleming
Munster Technological University - Prof. Margaret Linehan
Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) - Ms. Julia Morrow

Northern Ireland

Ulster University - Dr Karise Hutchinson

Czech Republic

Masaryk University - Dr Lucie Vidovićová


Maastricht University - Dr Constance Sommeray


Comenius University Bratislava - Prof. Dusan Soltes


János Neumann University - 


University of Maribor -  Prof. Peter Galvic


University of Murcia- Lorca campus - David Iyú Espinosa


University of Zurich  - Prof. Dr Mike Martin

United Kingdom

Leeds Beckett University - Mr. Dave Turner 

University of Strathclyde - Ms.  Alix McDonald

North America


McMaster University - Dr. Alison Ward
Trent University - Dr. Sally Chivers
University of Manitoba - Prof. Michelle Porter 
University of Sherbrooke - Dr. Mellisa Audet  
Ryerson University - Dr. Michael Nicin
University of Calgary - Ann Toohey
Niagara College - Dr. Carolyn Triemstra
Ontario Tech University - Dr Shilpa Dogra

University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus -  Ms Melanie Fenton and Dr Jenn Jakobi

United States of America

Arizona State University- Prof. Richard Knoff
Central Connecticut State University - Dr. Carrie Androletti  
Colorado State University - Prof. Joyce McConnell
Florida State University - Dr. Neil Charness
Lasell University - Dr. Joann Montepare 
Northeastern Illinois University - Dr Lisa Hollis-Sawyer 
University of Akron - Dr. Harney L. Sterns
University of Hartford - Dr. Claudia Oakes 
University of Massachusetts Boston - Prof. Nina Silverstein
University of Massachusetts Lowell - Dr Ramraj
Gautam and Dr Karen Devereaux Melillo
University of Massachusetts :
UMass Amherst
UMass Dartmouth - Prof. Andrew Revell
UMass Medical - Dr Susan Kelly
University of New England (Maine) - Dr. Marilyn Gugliucci 
University of Rhode Island - Dr. Philip Clarke
University of Maryland, Baltimore - Dr Nicole Brandt
University of Maryland Baltimore County - Dr John Schumacher & Dr Dana Bradley
University of Southern California - Dr. Caroline Cicero
University of San Francisco -Dr. Erin Grinshteyn (see press release here)
University of Wisconsin La Crosse  - Dr Betsy Morgan
Eastern Michigan University - Dr.Andrea Zakrajsek/ Dr. Cassandra Barragan
Portland State University - Dr. Paula Carder 
Washington University in St. Louis - Dr. Nancy Morrow - Howell 
William James College (WJC) - Dr. Katherine King 
California State University - Long Beach - Dr. Maria Claver 
University of Montana - Gayle Hudgins, Director
University of California, Los Angeles - Drs. Catherine A. Sarkisian & David B. Reuben 
West Valley College, Saratoga - Bradley Davis 
Stockton University -Prof. David Burdick 
Purdue University -  Dr. Kenneth Ferraro 
Concordia University (Chicago)  - Dr. John K. Holton
University of the Pacific - Jennifer Juanitas
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Dr. Wendy A. Rogers
Palo Alto University - Dr Lisa Brown
Ithaca College - Dr Elizabeth Bergman
Drexel University - Dr Katherine Clarke
Northern Kentucky University - Dr Amy Danzo
Western Oregon University - Professor Rob Winningham
CSU- San Bernardino - Dr Eric Vogelsang
University of North Georgia - Dr Pamela Elfenbein 
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - Mr Samuel Comfort
Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging- Hunter College - Professor Ruth Finkelstein
Eckerd College - Dr Tamar Shovali
Quinnipiac University - Nicole Fidanza & Dr Sheila Molony
Minnesota University - Dr Rajean P Moone
Dominican University of Calfornia - Dr Ruth Ramsey 
Fielding Graduate University - Ms Connie Corley
Western Kentucky University - Dr Jason Crandall
University of Nebraska Omaha - Dr Julie Blaskewicz Boron & Dr Lyn Holley
Virginia Commonwealth University - Dr Aashir Nasim & Dr Michael Rao
California State University, Fullerton  - Dr. Laura Zettel-Watson
University of Vermont - Dr Jason Garbarino

Miami University - Dr Suzanne Kunkel, Maureen Cunningham and Leah Janssen

San Diego State University - Steven Hornberger Director and Steven Hooker, Dean

Missouri State University - Dr Lisa Cox Hall

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Jodi Waterhouse

St Cloud State University - Phyllis A. Greenberg PhD MPA and Rona Karasik PhD

The University of Texas at Austin - John Reynolds and Prof Fingerman

Florida Atlantic University - Rochelle Campbell, Dr Lisa Wiese, Dr Ju Young Park

The University of Maine - Lenard Kaye

Wichita State University  - Dr Rosemary Wright

University of Colorado Denver -  Anne Button and Michelle Marks

Los Angeles Pierce College - Dr Donna-Mae Villanueva

University of Wisconsin-Superior - Danielle M Fagen

Wayne State University - Carrie Leach 




University of the Philippines OU - Dr. Alexander Flor - Open University

South Korea

University of Pai Chai - Prof. Jinseop Lim
Daejon Senior Centre - Dr. Seo Jinwook 


The University of Queensland - Professor Nancy Pachana and Professor Høj AC

South America


Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas - Prof Mariana Santimaria