Michèle J. Saunders, DMD, MS, MPH has been the Director of the South Texas Geriatric Education Center since its inception in 1985 (www.stgec.net). Dr. Saunders is the PI of the South West and Central Consortium GEC (SWAC-C GEC) collaborating with Texas A&M School of Rural Health, Methodist Hospital Healthcare, Wellmed Charitable Foundation, and Morningside Ministries to provide education focusing on the geriatric patient. She was appointed to Chair the legislated Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee of the Texas Department of Aging & Disability in 2005. In 2008-2009 she served as the President of the Geronotological Society of America, and currently co-convenes the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (www.eldercareworkforce.org).