The International Association of Aging Specialists is a non-profit organization providing certification to professionals providing care to aging clients and patients.

About Us

Our Mission and Values

  • Our mission is to establish standards and credibility for professionals who provide care for aging clients and patients. Certification through the Evergreen Certification, LLC establishes trust for clients and professionals alike.
  • Company Values:
    • Leadership: Be a global leader in creating professional value by delivering recognized, evidence-based certifications and solutions that satisfy both our customers’ present and future needs.
    • Innovative: We are committed to continuous innovation and improvement to ensure that we deliver relevant certifications based on evidence-based practices.
    • Awareness: We anticipate, solicit feedback and respond to the needs of professionals.
    • Integrity: We promise to honor commitments and act with goodwill, integrity and professionalism.

Our Advisors

Sherrie All, PhD
Sherrie All, PhD  
Sherrie All, PhD., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation and brain health. She owns and directs the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness (CCCW), a group neuropsychology practice offering assessment and treatment services in cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy to people affected by cognitive decline. 

 As a leader in the field of brain health, Dr. All works to educate the public on brain-healthy behaviors and innovating brain health coaching. Her work in this area earned her the 2010 Sharpbrains Innovation Award for Most Innovative Mental Health Program as well as the attention of media outlets such as The New Yorker and Crain’s Chicago Business.Dr. All trains other professionals in how to implement cognitive rehabilitation interventions into their practice, through continuing education programs, supervision and individual consultations. 

Dr. All’s forthcoming book and current keynote address, “Brain Destiny: Everyday Choices to Lower Your Risk for Dementia and Change Your Life”, offers an entertaining way of promoting a popular understanding of the scientific theory of cognitive reserve to empower people to effectively care for their brains. She has been an invited speaker by the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and speaks regularly on the topics of brain health, cognitive rehabilitation and interventions for early-stage dementia. Dr. All’s research includes examination of functional MRI (fMRI) and electrophysiological (EEG) biomarkers of cognitive deficits.
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS  
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He practices medicine in the greater Minneapolis area. In addition to his private practice, he has been on the faculty at the University of Utah since 1994 and has been involved in medicine for over 30 years. Steven is the co-founder of Twin Cities Physicians, which serves older adults in nearly all levels of their care. He has presented nationally for over 15 years, primarily speaking bout geriatric-related syndromes. Steven is a published author and also sits on several boards whose purpose is to elevate the level of care in medicine for the patients they serve.
Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes, PT, C/NDT
Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes, PT, C/NDT  
Shelly Denes, PT, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. She has a special interest in advanced technology for helping patients move safely, and she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics. Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals at annual physical therapy association meetings and through adjunct university work Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s physical therapy program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago.
M. Catherine Wollman, DNP, CRNP, GNP-BC
M. Catherine Wollman, DNP, CRNP, GNP-BC  
M. Catherine Wollman, DNP, CRNP, GNP-BC, has been a gerontological nurse practitioner for over 30 years, caring for older adults in acute care, long-term care and home care. Catherine currently provides geriatric consultation services. Her expertise is often sought for the care of particularly challenging dementia cases. She worked as the director of senior health for a large hospital system offering a full spectrum of services, including comprehensive interdisciplinary dementia care. Catherine has traveled the country, offering her clinical expertise through various trainings to experienced healthcare audiences. Additionally, she has published articles and book chapters about relevant issues affecting older adults.

Who We Are

501(c)(3) organization that promotes the highest standards in certifications for today’s professionals. Our certifications set the standards for excellence in their fields of practice. Certification establishes trust and helps consumers, their families, and those who pay for services to choose providers and programs with confidence.