Sandra M Moore, MSN, FNP-BC has been a certified family nurse practitioner for 36 years, now retired from full-time clinical practice. She earned a MSN from Vanderbilt University and for 11 years worked in the Nashville area as a nurse practitioner. She then joined the Department of State's Foreign Service as a health care provider to diplomats and their families and occupational health care provider to local staff in the various countries where she was posted.
While with the Foreign Service, Moore chose to work primarily in under developed countries. She worked in 19 countries and lived in eight of them, and she learned a great deal about malaria and other tropical diseases that were rampant in most of those countries. In her travels she also observed something of how people age in those countries, which lead her to think about how differently we age in this country.
Particular areas of interest for research are how societal attitudes impact senior behavior; and the difference in how people age between those with family support and those with no support.

Lauchlin Waldoch is the Co-Founder of the Tallahassee firm of Waldoch & McConnaughhay, P.A., Lauchlin Tench Waldoch devotes her time exclusively to elder law and related issues. Her practice includes wills, trusts, probate, and incapacity planning, including powers of attorney, advance directives for health care such as living wills and health care surrogate designations. A substantial part of her practice also involves understanding public benefits, particularly as related to long-term care such as Veterans Benefits, Medicaid and Managed Care. Lauchlin also helps families plan to care for persons with special needs, through special needs trusts, protective trusts and other vehicles.
Lauchlin is one of 98 attorneys in the State of Florida certified by the Florida Bar in Elder Law. She is one of 18 Florida attorneys designated a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. As a member of the National Academy's Council on Advanced Practitioners, she is one of only seven Florida lawyers and 80 lawyers nationally and internationally who hold the CAP designation.
As co-founder and former chair of the Public Policy Task Force of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorney's (AFELA) and Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, she works with legislative and regulatory issues affecting seniors and persons with disabilities. Lauchlin received Member of the Year in 1999 and 2005 for the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and for AFELA in 2001 and 2005. She is also active in numerous national, state and community organizations related to the elderly and individuals with disabilities.


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