LTC News Contributors

Meet the journalists and authors of LTC News.

LTC News Contributor James Kelly

James Kelly

LTC News author focusing on long-term care and aging.

LTC News Contributor Lydia Chan

Lydia Chan

After her mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Lydia Chan found herself struggling to balance the responsibilities of caregiving and her own life. Nowadays, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences.

LTC News Contributor Gene Beltz

Gene Beltz

Gene Beltz is a retired, professional educator. He has a great interest in current events, politics, family, and travel. Gene Hopes his comments create smiles, thought, and sometimes even stir people to action.

LTC News Contributor Kaye Dent

Kaye Dent

Kaye Dent is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law and specializes in elder law and estate planning services. Kaye is an attorney with Frisse & Brewster, a law firm with offices in Illinois and Indiana.

LTC News Contributor Anna Ashmore

Anna Ashmore

Anna Ashmore is an avid careers, finance, and self-growth blogger.

LTC News Contributor Tom Harner

Tom Harner

Tom Harner has served as marketing communications manager at St. John’s since 2015. He has been helping tell the unique stories of older adults and their caregivers in the Rochester, NY area for 13 years.

LTC News Contributor Andrew Mastrandonas

Andrew Mastrandonas

Co-founder & CEO of Pillar, Asia’s leading home care company. He is also Director of JPE Group, Asia's Most Comprehensive Care, Recovery & Senior Living Solutions organization.

LTC News Contributor Matthew Erskine

Matthew Erskine

Matthew Erskine, JD is the managing partner of Erskine & Erskine LLC, a fourth generation law firm, and The Erskine Company, LLC, a consulting firm.

LTC News Contributor Jena Bessey

Jena Bessey

Jena Bessey is a long-time writer, short-time freelancer.

LTC News Contributor Kim Purnell

Kim Purnell

Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Adaptive Solutions Group, LLC – Living Room Learning Channel.

LTC News Contributor Marie Villeza

Marie Villeza

Marie is passionate about connecting seniors with the resources they need to live happy, healthy lives. She developed a website to provide seniors and their caregivers with resources.

LTC News Contributor Valerie VanBooven

Valerie VanBooven

Registered Nurse, Author, and Co-Owner of LTC Expert Publications.

LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor Linda Kople

Linda Kople

Linda is a freelance writer interested in retirement planning, health and aging.

LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips is a freelance writer with many years’ experience across many different areas. She enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family, and traveling as much as possible.

LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor Linda Maxwell

Linda Maxwell

Linda is a former journalist who now enjoys writing about topics she is interested in so she “can keep her mind active and engaged”.

LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor Hazel Bridges

Hazel Bridges

Ms. Bridges is an author that aims to provide health and wellness resources for aging seniors.

LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor June Duncan

June Duncan

June is the co-creator of Rise Up for Caregivers, which offers support for family members and friends who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their loved ones. She is the author of the upcoming book, The Complete Guide to Caregiving: A Dai

LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor Kevin Wells

Kevin Wells

Kevin Wells has dedicated much time and energy to researching diabetes, and compiling tons of wonderful resources to help on his path to healthier living.

LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor Julie Morris

Julie Morris

Julie Morris is a life and career coach who strives to help others live the best lives that they can.