Christy Nishita, Ph.D. is a Gerontologist at the Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Hawaii. She received her Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Her focus is on improving community-based long-term care, with publications on aging in place, nursing home transitions, intergenerational programming, and health promotion. She is the consultant for the Mayor’s Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative, developing community intergenerational programming and fostering public/private partnerships. Dr. Nishita is also Principal Investigator for Hawaii’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative, a grant from the U.S. Federal Administration for Community Living.