Dr. Marie Boltz is a Professor and the Elouise Ross and Robert Eberly Chair at Penn State University College of Nursing. Dr. Boltz is a board –certified gerontologic nurse practitioner who teaches nursing at the undergraduate and doctoral level at Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania. Over her ten-year tenure as NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) Practice Director, and as a long-term care nurse practitioner consultant, she has worked with over 300 organizations to develop, implement, and improve aging service programs in acute and long-term care settings. She has presented nationally and internationally, and has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 40 evidence-based, field-tested teaching tools and resources for clinicians, administrators, patients, and families. She has served on several local, regional, national, and international advisory boards and work groups. Dr. Boltz’s areas of research includes dementia-capable and family-centered interventions and the promotion of physical and cognitive function in persons with dementia. She is the lead editor of Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice and Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach. Dr. Boltz is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America.