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Keiro Symposium: Designing Your Future

October 24, 2020

Keiro looks toward the future of aging and its unique impact on the Japanese American community of Southern California. Join us once again for a fun and informative one-day symposium that brings together wellness, technology, and aging trends that impact all of us!

Update: Keiro will host its third annual Keiro Symposium in a virtual format this year. This interactive event, focusing on designing your own future, will assemble leading experts in the fields of healthcare, finances/retirement planning, and technology to share their insights and tools to energize your plan for aging. For the first time, this event will be complimentary thanks to the support of our donors and sponsors. Registration for this event is now open.


Keiro Symposium: Designing Your Future
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom webinar


10:00 a.m.        Opening remarks

10:05 a.m.        Confidently Navigating this Pandemic
 William Dunne, Administrative Director, Security, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, UCLA Health
Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health, CEO, UCLA Hospital System, Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

10:40 a.m.        The 10 Investing Questions that Matter Today
Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services

11:20 a.m.        Innovative Ways to Stay Connected
Rich DeMuro, KTLA

11:55 a.m.        Closing Remarks

Presentation Details:

Confidently Navigating this Pandemic

Every week, the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us something new, and many of us are experiencing information overload. We want to know how to best care for ourselves and for our loved ones so we can live healthy and fulfilling lives during these unprecedented times. UCLA Health, an established leader in high-quality patient care, serves as a trusted resource for information and for the community, and was recently named #1 hospital in California by US News & World Report. Speakers Johnese Spisso and William Dunne will discuss ways that you can practice being an informed health consumer during COVID-19 so you can confidently take control of your health.

Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health, CEO, UCLA Hospital System, Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

William Dunne, Administrative Director, Security, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, UCLA Health

The 10 Investing Questions that Matter Today

COVID-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges and posing great threats to our financial security. Join acclaimed financial advisor Ric Edelman for an informative and interactive session that reveals how we should be managing our money today.

Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services

Innovative Ways to Stay Connected

The goal of innovation is to change the way we interact with our environment to increase overall efficiency and add value to our lives. As we design our future, we have the luxury to utilize technological innovations to maximize the most out of every opportunity that comes our way. Speaker Rich DeMuro will close out this year’s Symposium by sharing with us his top innovations that are disrupting how we will carry out our futures.

Rich DeMuro, KTLA


Registration is now opened!
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Guest Speaker Bios

Johnese Spisso, President, UCLA Health, CEO, UCLA Hospital System, Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

Johnese Spisso assumed the positions of president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System, and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences in 2016. She is a nationally recognized academic health care leader with more than 30 years of experience, and oversees all operations of UCLA’s hospitals and clinics as well as the health system’s regional outreach strategy. Before coming to UCLA, Spisso spent 22 years at UQ Medicine in Seattle, Washington, where she was steadily promoted from chief nursing officer to chief operating officer to chief health system officer and vice president of medical affairs for the University of Washington, a role she served in from 2007-2016 and was responsible for the four hospitals, community clinics, faculty practice group, and the airlift northwest flight program. While there, she played a major role in expanding collaborations with regional hospitals and in the operational integration of two major community hospitals into UW Medicine. She was also instrumental in leading the development of a statewide trauma system. Prior to UW, as a registered nurse, Spisso rose through the ranks in the 12 years she spent at the University of California Davis Medical Center and directed the critical care, trauma and burn center, emergency services, and the Life Flight Air-Medical Program. Before that, she began her career as a critical-care nurse in the medical, surgical, and transplant intensive care unit at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Spisso received a master’s degree in health care administration and public administration from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Chapman College. She earned her RN at the St. Francis School of Nursing. She has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career, most recently being named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Most Influential Women Leaders in 2019.

William Dunne, Administrative Director, Security, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, UCLA Health

William Dunne is the administrative director for Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Health System in Los Angeles, California. He is responsible for overseeing the disaster preparedness and response, safety, and security services for the four UCLA hospitals, over 185 outpatient clinics, and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He provides strategic leadership for the innovation of training, compliance, and collaboration building in all three of these disciplines in UCLA Health Sciences as well as across the UC System. He actively engages executive participation and engagement in emergency management, mission continuity, threat management, and risk reduction arenas. He collaborates with local, state, federal, and international partners to effectively build relationships and broaden response and mitigation capabilities for UCLA and our broader community. Bill has been with UCLA Health since 2007 and at UCLA since 1999. Previously, Bill was the program director of the Paramedic Program at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a chief of EMS in Suffield, Connecticut. He started his career in EMS and Fire Service on the east coast. He holds a master’s degree in Homeland Defense and Security from the Naval Postgraduate School and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Emergency Health Services from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services

All three leading trade publications, Investment Advisor, RIABiz and Investment News, have recognized Ric Edelman as one of the most influential people in the financial planning and investment management profession. He’s in both Research magazine’s Financial Advisor Hall of Fame and Barron’s Hall of Fame, and was ranked three times as the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s and among the Top 10 Wealth Advisors by Forbes. In 2017, Ric received the IARFC’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Widely known for his thought leadership in the financial services industry, Ric is founder of the RIA Digital Assets Council and with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Funding Our Future Coalition. He’s also been awarded two patents for financial product innovation. Ric is also a leading financial educator and champion of improving financial literacy for all Americans. He’s the award-winning host of one of the longest-running national personal finance radio show. He’s been on the air for nearly 30 years, currently airing on 80 stations coast-to-coast. He’s also produced several award-winning specials for Public Television, and he’s a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 10 books on personal finance, including a best-selling children’s book on money. Ric taught personal finance for nine years at Georgetown University and currently is a Distinguished Lecturer at his alma mater, Rowan University, which awarded Ric an Honorary Doctorate in 1999. In 2020, Rowan named its communications school the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts. Ric and his wife Jean live in Northern Virginia.

Rich DeMuro, KTLA

Rich DeMuro is known to viewers around the nation as “Rich on Tech.” Rich is the tech reporter for the #1 rated KTLA Morning News on KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles. His “Tech Smart” report is syndicated to dozens of Tribune TV stations nationwide. Rich focuses on new gadgets, cool apps, and useful tech tips everyone can use. He is also a weekly guest on KFI AM 640 Los Angeles and is the fill-in host for Leo Laporte’s popular syndicated radio show called “The Tech Guy,” which is heard in over 170 cities. Additionally, Rich hosts a podcast called “Rich on Tech” where he discusses the week’s tech news and takes calls from listeners. Rich’s book 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone, is a bestseller on Amazon and has the tips, tricks, and knowledge you need to master one of the world’s most popular smartphones. In the past, Rich has lent his tech opinions to various media outlets including CNET, NBC’s Today Show, Fox News Channel, the BBC, CNBC, The Insider, and more. Rich is originally from New Jersey and graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and sons and enjoys traveling, reading, running, magic, movies, and writing.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor- Doizaki Family

Gold Sponsors- Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation and Lynn Miyamoto & Kevin Kroeker

Silver Sponsors- Jack Kurihara & Carole Inge, Gene & Vickie Kanamori, Fukui Mortuary

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

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