About TAGS and Board Members

Our Mission

The mission of the Tarrant Area Gerontological Society is to advance knowledge of aging among its members and the general public and to advocate on issues pertinent to older adults and caregiver by:

  • Providing regular programs of continuing professional education to those working or interested in any of the various practice and research areas of gerontology
  • Sharing and disseminating knowledge and information among the membership related to practice and research issues in gerontology
  • Providing information and educational materials to the public
  • Advocating for public policies, developing position statements and educating the public

Community Partners

TAGS partners with local organizations in Tarrant  County to develop relationships with others who want to educate and support others in the aging community. If your company or organization would like to join us, please email us at tags.info@tagstarrant.org.

TAGS Board Members – 2017 / 2018 

PresidentMelissa Heiss, The Stayton     MHeiss@thestayton.com

Vice President – OPEN POSITION

TreasurerKim Beveridge, Assisting Hands of Fort Worth     kbeveridge@assistinghands.com

SecretaryRonni Robinette, Asana Hospice     r36ronni@gmail.com

Programs ChairTerri Palomino, Cigna     teresa.palomino@healthspring.com

Scholarship ChairSherry Crow, Missions Hospice     sherrydcrow@yahoo.com

Summer Forum ChairJenna Unsen, Alzheimer’s Association     junsen@alz.org

Faith-Based At Large MemberDavid Raschio, Abiding Joy Senior Care     abidingjoyliving@gmail.com

Management At Large MemberMatthew King, Envoy Hospice     matthew.king@envoyhospice.com

Nursing At Large Member – OPEN POSITION

Public Policy At Large MemberGilbert Marez, Cuidado Casero Home Health & Hospice     gilbertmarez@sbcglobal.net

Social Worker At Large MemberJazmin Graham, Veterans Assistance     jazminlmsw12@gmail.com

At Large MemberAlistair Young   arbyoung@gmail.com

Nominations (President-Elect)Matt Newton, Alert Response     matt@alertresponse.com