Rita Ghatak, PhD, is the founder and Director of Aging Adult Services at Stanford University Medical Center. Rita directs the programs of CareCoordination, Geriatric Health, Lifeline, Checking-In, Dementia Management, Caregiver Support, Chronic Disease Self-Management and Vial of Life to name a few. She is a published psychologist/gerontologist and holds significant positions in different eldercare coalitions. She teaches several courses, conducts research, and is involved in policy planning. Rita studied in India at Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, and did post-doctoral work at Stanford.