Christy Nishita, Ph.D. is an Associate Specialist at the University of Hawaiʻi Center on Aging. She received her Ph.D. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. Her focus is on improving community-based long-term care, with publications on aging in place, nursing home transitions, intergenerational programming, and health promotion. She is the consultant for the Mayor’s Age-Friendly Honolulu Initiative, fostering community intergenerational partnerships and conducting the evaluation. Dr. Nishita is also Principal Investigator for Hawaiʻi’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative, a multi-year grant from the Federal Administration for Community Living. She is the recipient of the 2016 Na Lima Kokua Award in the Research/Teaching category, given by the Hawaiʻi Pacific Gerontological Society. She is also Co-Coordinator for the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, From the Field section as well as member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Intergenerational Learning and Research Committee.