2021 Virtual Conference Logo: Meals on Wheels Texas 2021 Virtual Conference - Nourish to Flourish: Showing Strength in Senior Service

Join Us For Our 2021 Conference

June 22-24, 2021

Nourish to Flourish: Showing Strength in Senior Service 

June 22, 23, and 24, 2021, 1:00pm-4:30pm

$125 - Members
$175 - Non-Members

We look forward to seeing you online at this year's Meals on Wheels Texas Virtual Conference! We are excited about the opportunities that this virtual event will provide. We will be updating this page with conference presenters and workshop descriptions as the event develops - please check back regularly for more details!

Even though we are not able to meet together in person, this year's conference will offer plenty of opportunities to connect with your peers. As always, we thank you for your service and dedication to the older adults in our communities who are homebound and even more at risk during this ongoing pandemic.

Tuesday, June 22

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - Opening Keynote: National Initiatives and Innovations for Older Adult Nutrition - Erika Kelly, Meals on Wheels America

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Concurrent Workshops

  • Fundraising Effectively after COVID-19 - Lisa Maska, CFRE and Lynsey Gallagher (Lautman, Maska Neill & Company)

  • Leadership at All Levels - Pam Owens, Edge of Your Seat Consulting

  • Building a High Performing Board - Felicia Chase Goodman, Cooper Foundation

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Annual Member Meeting


Wednesday, June 23

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Healthy Me Healthy Mind: Brain Health - A TRIO Presentation

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Vendor Expo

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Concurrent Workshops

  • Texas Congregate Meal Initiative: Learning Collaborative Model to Impact Congregate Programs, Practices & Outcomes - Nandita Chaudhuri, Public Policy Research Institute, Texas A&M University; Linda Netterville, MA, RD, LD, HHSC, Access and Eligibility Services, Community Access; Regina Carter, BS, Texas Health & Human Services Commission; Dan Williams-Capone, Meals on Wheels Victoria; Yolanda Perez, City of San Antonio, Department of Human Services, Senior Services Division
  • Texans Feeding Texans: Home Delivered Meals Grant - TDA-Go Application and Other New Updates - Mindy Fryer, Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Connecting Seniors to Care: Promoting Social Determinants of Health through Technology - Martin Cominksy, President and CEO, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, Seanna Marceaux, MS RDN, Vice President of Nutrition, Health and Impact, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, Leslie Kian, Director of MOW Administration, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, Mikhayla Gustafson, Mike's Place Program Manager, Meals on Wheels Central Texas

3:45 - 4:30 p.m. - All the News You DIDN'T Hear About the Legislative Session! - Denise Rose, Jackson Walker and Lisa K. Anderson

Thursday, June 24

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Communities of Practice (This session is open to MOW Programs only.)

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Concurrent Workshops

  • Supporting the Mental Health of Your Team During a Global Crisis - Karen Ranus, NAMI Central Texas
  • Addressing Cognitive Decline and Memory Issues Among Clients - Don Smith, Texas Healthy at Home
  • Survival Skills for Nutrition Programs - Linda Netterville, MA RD, LD, HHSC, Access and Eligibility Services, Community Access

3:45 - 4:30 p.m. - Closing Keynote Address -  Celia Cole, Feeding Texas

Thank you to this year's generous Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Special Event Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors


Conference Bag Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors


Oliver Packaging and Equipment