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Meet the Center for Aging Research Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Lee Bower

Chief Operating Officer WellCare Florida

Linda Levin

CEO Eldersource

Linda Levin is CEO of ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging, and the Aging and Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida. With her Master’s Degree in Gerontology and more than 30 years in the field of aging, Linda is a collaborator and advocate. She serves on the Boards of the Florida Association of Area Agency on Aging, the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and USAging. Among her many partnerships, Linda co-chairs the Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team for Duval County.

Julia Pratt

Senior Director of Health Services- Fleet Landing

Julia Pratt is the Senior Director of Health Services at Fleet Landing in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Julia oversees the operations for Skilled Nursing, Short Term Rehab, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Health and Outpatient Services. Julia graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She has since worked in senior living in a variety of settings for more than 25 years. 

Elizabeth Sholar

Director of Health Care Services Vicar's Landing

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Angela Strain

Executive Director- WeCareJax

Angela Strain, WeCareJax Executive Director, brings over twenty years of nonprofit leadership to her role. Her previous experience includes serving as the Organizational Advancement Director for The Florida Center for the Advancement of Health IT, where she convened quality improvement initiatives and the Clinician Committee driving electronic health record development. She attended the University of Memphis, where she earned her BA with a concentration in Public Administration. She was a long-time consultant for the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence based in Memphis, specifically working with safety-net health centers to grow their capacity to address health disparities. She graduated in the 2018 class of Leadership Jacksonville and is also a volunteer Community Coach with the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. Day to day, she leads the team responsible for connecting uninsured and under-resourced neighbors with the highest quality specialty health care services available through the WeCareJax volunteer network of over 500 physicians and the major hospital systems in Duval County. Last year, WeCareJax secured $21.5 Million in donated healthcare for our patients.

Sharon T. Wilburn

Founder and Senior Evaluation Specialist Tech Consultants, Inc.