Our Team

RCI’s team is made up of a diverse group of people, located all around the country, who are committed to centering and supporting America’s 53 million family caregivers. 

Our Founder

Rosalynn Carter

Founder, The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers and Former First Lady of the United States

RCI Board of Directors

Kathryn Cade, MBA

Vice Chair
The Carter Center

Bruce Chernof, MD, FACP

Nonresident Senior Fellow
USC Schaeffer Center

George L. Fredrick, COL (R), Ed.D

Director, Veteran and Military Services
Georgia Southern University

Advisory Board

Alice Argo
Everett Byrd, Ph.D.
Mike Cheokas
Greg Fricchione, M.D.
Ellen Hartman, APR Fellow PRSA
Nancy P. Kropf, Ph.D.

Raymond P. Lorion, Ph.D.
Wallace D. Mays, M.D.
Kerri K. Post
Beth Ragan
Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D.
Neal Weaver, Ph.D.

In Memoriam John and Betty Pope

Who generously established the John and Betty Pope Caregivers Fellowship/Scholarship and Eminent Scholar Program


Dr. Jennifer Olsen – Chief Executive Officer
Mandy Barr – Caregiver Coach
Paurvi Bhatt – President and Chief Impact Officer
Karl Bond – Director, Operations & Administration
Diana Felner – Senior Director, Caregiver & Mental Health Policy
Carrie Harris – DWD Program Specialist
Greer Johnson – Communications Manager 

Karen Kavanaugh – Chief, Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Toni Miles – Visiting Scholar
Lezlie Poole – Program Innovation Manager 
Chase Harper – Administrative Assistant 
Ke (Kelly) Wang – Data Manager

We can’t do this work without the support of caregiver champions like you.​

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