As former director of a long-distance-caregiving non-profit, eldercare author & advocate, Jean has testified at Congressional hearings & appeared on (e.g.) the Today Show plus local/national TV/radio, & at the NY Armory Book Fair. She has been a high-school history teacher; Nader’s Raider; researcher at the Brookings Institution/National Academy of Public Administration; & co-founder of The Workplace, Inc., Washington DC’s first salon-type shared-office suite. Her How to Care for Your Parents: A Practical Guide to Eldercare (latest edition Norton, 1997) (a “Better Books for Life” finalist with 65,000 collective copies sold) led to her 13-year stint as director of Caring From a Distance (www.cfad.org). She has served on a U.S. Department of Education Advisory Committee, the 1995 White House Conference on Aging, & lifelong-learning advisory committees plus synagogue, mental health & women business-owner boards. She is co-author of Two Pianos: Playing for Life.