Posted on Aug 22, 2018
Bashir Easter will be the guest speaker at Whitnall Park Rotary Club on Tuesday, August 28. Mr. Easter is a native of Milwaukee, WI, with over 20 years of solid public and private sector work experience and training in the areas of diversity, public and nonprofit management, business management, supervision, leadership, organizational behavior and public speaking. As the current Dementia Care Specialist for Milwaukee County, he hit the ground running by working with staff and community partners to make a significant impact in helping to create a dementia-capable system and dementia-friendly community. Mr. Easter has begun the work to establish Milwaukee as a county that supports individuals with dementia and their caregivers. As mandated by the State of Wisconsin Dementia Redesign Plan, there are three main goals that guide Bashir’s work: 1) Create a dementia-capable Aging Resource Center; 2) Promote the development of dementia-friendly communities; and 3) Provide opportunities for people with dementia to remain in the least restrictive environments where they can thrive as contributing members of society for as long as possible. Bashir Easter has a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University-Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He is currently working on a Ph.D. program in Multidisciplinary Human Services and Public Administration at Capella University.