The LTCCC Welcomes Three New Members
In the last few months, three new members have joined the Council. All bring valuable insight, experience, and enthusiasm for the Council’s work.
Joanna Fraguli, Deputy Director for Programmatic Access, Mayor’s Office on Disability For the past ten years, since July 2006, Joanne has overseen programmatic access compliance for City and County programs. In this capacity, she has been working in bringing disability issues to the forefront of policy development, communication access and customer service and has created a number of specialized training sessions for departmental staff and City contractors.
Ms. Fraguli is a graduate of UC Berkeley and obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. She has been working in the disability community for the past twenty years in various roles that include direct service, research and advocacy. Prior to joining the City of San Francisco, Ms. Fraguli worked in the City of Sacramento implementing the Barden v. City of Sacramento settlement agreement and developing physical and programmatic accessibility in the pedestrian right-of-way.
Kristen Mazur, Senior Accessibility Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Kristen works in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Accessible Service Department on Para transit and other transportation accessibility issues. Kristen has worked in the transportation industry for 12 years. The focus of her work has been on transportation for seniors, persons with disabilities, and low-income individuals.
Patty Clement-Cihak, Division Director of Aging Support Services at Catholic Charities. She has 30+ years of experience working in the field of Gerontology and has been with Catholic Charities for the last 26 years. A Certified Activities Coordinator specializing in Dementia Care, Clement-Cihak supervises Catholic Charities aging programs, including Adult Day Care in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Center, Case Management and Community Services for the OMI Senior Center.
Patty is serving as Chair of the Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly (CASE) for her 8th year, and a strong advocate for services for seniors and adults with disabilities She has also served on the sub committees that created and is now working on the implementation of the San Francisco’s Strategy for Excellence in Dementia Care.
Served as a Co-Chair of the Long-term Care Integration (LTCI) Service Delivery Subcommittee, and as a member of the LTCI Finance Subcommittee. Patty served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Adult Day Services (CAADS) for six years, working at the state and federal level advocating for the need to continue Adult Day Care Programs.