Link Generations was founded by Lori N. Marks, Ph.D., based on her 25 years in education and gerontology. She has built a vast network of professionals through teaching at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, leading the education and training division of a national medical association, volunteering in local schools and assisted living facilities. Dr. Marks earned her PhD in Health Education from the University of Maryland, an MS in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State, and a BA in Psychology from Wellesley College.
Link Generations was recognized as a 2018 Program of Distinction by Generations United, the national policy association founded to improve the lives of children, youth and older people through intergenerational collaboration. The Generations United Program of Distinction is awarded to organizations with the most effective intergenerational programs based on tested metrics that determine high-quality. By winning this designation, Link Generations becomes a nationally-recognized benchmark program.