Designing for All Ages: Accessibility and Inclusion Through Walkability

Communities that are designed with our youngest and oldest community members in mind are inevitably safer and more accessible for all. Learn from innovative programs and projects that are working to make sure communities are places for people of all ages.

Moderator: David Dixon FAIA, Vice President, Planning and Urban Design Leader Stantec’s Urban Places

About the Panel

  • Tiwana Henderson serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Center for Surgical Outcomes Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Recently in partnership with Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families, Tiwana has designed, strategized and implemented PlayStreets on Whittier. Tiwana’s passion in life is to open up a world of possibility for the next generation.
  • Nick Jones serves as Director of the Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families initiative at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In his time with Nationwide Children’s, Nick has overseen significant program growth addressing health equity and social determinants of health issues through affordable housing, employment, education, safety, and wellness interventions. Prior to his role at Nationwide Children’s, Nick served as Chief Operating Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus. Nick has over thirteen (13) years of professional experience in social services and healthcare administration. Nick is married with one child. He holds a J.D. and M.B.A.
  • Katie White is the Director of Age-Friendly Communities at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Ms. White graduated with a degree in gerontology and has spent her career working and volunteering with older adults. Her experience in person-centered program development at the Alzheimer’s Association sparked an ongoing passion for elevating the voice of older adults in the community, which was further strengthened in her role as founding Executive Director of Village Connections. Her dedication to inclusive-planning served as the foundation for the Age-Friendly Columbus initiative within the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and continues to guide her daily work advocating with and for older adults.