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SeniorNet Appoints Four New Board Members in Pursuit of Strategic Growth

 

Leaders in Aging to Propel Non-Profit Forward

 

 

FORT MYERS, FL, July 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SeniorNet, the nation's premier provider of computer education to those in need, added four new directors to its board to help foster growth and the organization's commitment to diversity. The new members will serve two-year terms. The new directors are:

Debra Carter is National Director of the Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP), administered by the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA). Carter who has been with the center for nearly 16 years, is a recognized and accomplished leader in training older workers. She now directs the National SCSEP program which serves nine states and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining NCBA, Carter was Executive Director of Sunrise Assisted Living in Pikesville, Md. 

Anthony Cirillo is president of The Aging Experience. His consultancy helps organizations craft experiences and opportunities in the mature marketplace, as well as helping family caregivers thrive. He is a monthly contributor to the Charlotte Today program, a blogger for Huffington Post 50, and contributor to US News and World Report. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and an editorial board member of the Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry. 

William I. "Bill" James currently serves as VP of Operations at the Computer Club of Oklahoma City (SeniorNet). He previously served for two terms as the group's president beginning in 2000. James is an avid contributor to SeniorNet's curriculum and technical advancement. He volunteers for the Association of Personal Computer Users Group and serves on the board of North Care Center, a private, non-profit behavioral and social services facility in his hometown. James is retired from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Sarah Ruiz, Ph.D. is a Program Officer at the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Ruiz has more than 15 years of experience designing and analyzing research studies on health outcomes for older adults and people with disabilities. Her previous roles encompassed research leadership positions at NORC at the University of Chicago, the National Self-Management Alliance, RAND Corporation and IMPAQ International. 

"SeniorNet is proud to welcome these four leaders in aging and technology to our board," said the organization's Chairman Paul DelPonte. "Each will help propel SeniorNet forward with new ideas, new energy and new partnerships as rapidly changing technology tries to keep pace with the nation's aging boom." 

Also welcoming the new members are incumbent Board members: Slava Vero, vice chairman and co-founder of the SeniorNet Computer Learning Center on Long Island, N.Y.; Joseph Shaffery, treasurer and former VP and treasurer of HELP USA; Barbara Page, secretary and former board chair of the Family Service League of Long Island, N.Y.; Dr. Donghee Han, director of the Research Institute of Science for Better Living for the Elderly; Paul Sladkus, founder of the Good News Corporation; and Leslie M. Smith, retired IBM business development executive and SeniorNet President and CEO.

 
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SeniorNet Board of Directors Names New Officers Email

 


CORRECTING and REPLACING SeniorNet Board of Directors Names New Officers

Announces New 2015 Initiatives

CORRECTION...by SeniorNet

FORT MYERS, Fla.--()--Please replace the release dated August 18, 2015 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions to the second paragraph.

“The digital age is part of global aging, helping to unite seniors across the globe and SeniorNet is helping to drive that change.”

The corrected release reads:

SENIORNET BOARD OF DIRECTORS NAMES NEW OFFICERS

Announces New 2015 Initiatives

The Board of Directors for SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org), the world's leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults, has announced new officers for the 2015-2017 term.

Paul DelPonte, a leading aging advocate was named Chairman. He has been a board member since 2010. DelPonte is currently Commissioner on Aging for Montgomery County, Maryland and an executive with Experience Works. He was instrumental in founding the Alliance for Aging Research as part of his long career as an advocate.

“Our new board and new structure signal a new energy for SeniorNet,” DelPonte said. “The digital age is part of global aging, helping to unite seniors across the globe and SeniorNet is helping to drive that change.”

Leslie M. Smith, retired IBM business development executive, was named President and CEO. Smith has served SeniorNet since 2000 as a board member and from 2005-2015 he served as Board Chairman. Smith’s leadership was the driving force behind the growth and expansion of SeniorNet for 15 years, increasing learning center resources, adopting social media efforts and partnering with national and international organizations to extend SeniorNet’s brand and business model around the world.

Slava Vero, a founder and director of the SeniorNet Huntington, New York flagship Learning Center, who has been a board member since 2010, was named Vice Chairman. Vero holds an M.S. in Medical Biology and enjoyed a 25-year career in her chosen field.

Barbara Page, an accounting and tax consultant from Huntington, NY, joined the board this year and was elected Secretary. Her connection to SeniorNet came through her 2011-2014 Chairmanship of the Board of the Family Service League of Long Island.

Paul Sladkus, a former broadcast executive for CBS/PBS, founder of Milestone Broadcast Corporation and a SeniorNet board member since 2006, was named Chairman of the 30th Anniversary Committee that will plan special events and celebrations to mark SeniorNet's milestone in May of 2016.

Also newly elected to the Board this year are Julie Kosteas Baker, Karalin Sprague, and Donghee Han. Baker is Account Director of Voxviva, Inc. and previously served as a consultant for the National Council on Aging’s Online Consumer Services. Sprague is manager of Lifelong Learning at Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in New York City. Han is Director of the Research Institute of Science for Better Living of the Elderly (RISBLE) and cooperative professor at the Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea. Sprague and Han join Nicholas Brown, a board member since 2009, who is President and CEO of Affinity Network Solutions, to complete the Board’s composition.

New Initiatives

SeniorNet also announced a research partnership with the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). UMSON is using SeniorNet volunteers to help it study patient portal program technology that meets the criteria required by Medicare and Medicaid’s electronic health record incentive program. SeniorNet volunteers and students can complete an online survey about accessing their electronic health records, medication refill orders and private messages to their doctors.

In another high profile development, SeniorNet has been invited to speak at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, October 30-31. The presentation will include cybersecurity and new technology.

About SeniorNet

SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 50 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than two million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Fort Myers, Florida, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 30 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

Contacts

SeniorNet
Michele M. Williams, 293-275-2202
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SeniorNet Board of Directors Names New Officers Email

 

 

SeniorNet Board of Directors Names New Officers

Announces New 2015 Initiatives

FORT MYERS, Fla.--()--The Board of Directors for SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org), the world's leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults, has announced new officers for the 2015-2017 term.

Paul DelPonte, a leading aging advocate was named Chairman. He has been a board member since 2010. DelPonte is currently Commissioner on Aging for Montgomery County, Maryland and an executive with Experience Works. He was instrumental in founding the Alliance for Aging Research as part of his long career as an advocate.

“Our new board and new structure signal a new energy for SeniorNet,” DelPonte said. “The digital age is part of global aging, helping to unite seniors across the globe and SeniorNet is helping to drive that change.”

Leslie M. Smith, retired IBM business development executive, was named President and CEO. Smith has served SeniorNet since 2000 as a board member and from 2005-2015 he served as Board Chairman. Smith’s leadership was the driving force behind the growth and expansion of SeniorNet for 15 years, increasing learning center resources, adopting social media efforts and partnering with national and international organizations to extend SeniorNet’s brand and business model around the world.

Slava Vero, a founder and director of the SeniorNet Huntington, New York flagship Learning Center, who has been a board member since 2010, was named Vice Chairman. Vero holds an M.S. in Medical Biology and enjoyed a 25-year career in her chosen field.

Barbara Page, an accounting and tax consultant from Huntington, NY, joined the board this year and was elected Secretary. Her connection to SeniorNet came through her 2011-2014 Chairmanship of the Board of the Family Service League of Long Island.

Paul Sladkus, a former broadcast executive for CBS/PBS, founder of Milestone Broadcast Corporation and a SeniorNet board member since 2006, was named Chairman of the 30th Anniversary Committee that will plan special events and celebrations to mark SeniorNet's milestone in May of 2016.

Also newly elected to the Board this year are Julie Kosteas Baker, Karalin Sprague, and Donghee Han. Baker is Account Director of Voxviva, Inc. and previously served as a consultant for the National Council on Aging’s Online Consumer Services. Sprague is manager of Lifelong Learning at Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in New York City. Han is Director of the Research Institute of Science for Better Living of the Elderly (RISBLE) and cooperative professor at the Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea. Sprague and Han join Nicholas Brown, a board member since 2009, who is President and CEO of Affinity Network Solutions, to complete the Board’s composition.

New Initiatives

SeniorNet also announced a research partnership with the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). UMSON is using SeniorNet volunteers to help it study patient portal program technology that meets the criteria required by Medicare and Medicaid’s electronic health record incentive program. SeniorNet volunteers and students can complete an online survey about accessing their electronic health records, medication refill orders and private messages to their doctors.

In another high profile development, SeniorNet has been invited to speak at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, October 30-31. The presentation will include cybersecurity and new technology.

About SeniorNet

SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 50 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than two million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Fort Myers, Florida, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 30 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

Contacts

SeniorNet
Michele M. Williams, 293-275-2202
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Hundreds To Benefit From Computer Training As a Result of SeniorNet and Manpower Partnership PDF Email

 



For Release: February 24, 2015 08:10 Central Standard Time

 

Hundreds To Benefit From Computer Training As a Result of SeniorNet and Manpower Partnership

New Skills Translate to Broader Employment Opportunities

 

FT. MYERS, FLA (Business Wire) -- SeniorNet and Manpower announced an expanded partnership that extends computer training to Manpower participants at the SeniorNet center in Las Vegas. With the support of other large companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, Que Publishing, and IBM, SeniorNet is able to provide the most up-to-date computer training resources for underserved populations in more than 30 areas across the nation. Manpower will take over day-to-day management of the center.

 

“SeniorNet’s partnership with Manpower exemplifies our strategy to collaborate with nationally recognized companies in order to extend our reach and enhance computer skills of seniors, veterans, the underserved, and those with a need,” said Leslie M. Smith retired IBM Business Development Executive and SeniorNet Chairman of the Board. “We expect hundreds of trainees to benefit this year in the form of new skills and broader employment opportunities.”

 

“Manpower takes great pride in leveraging global insight with local expertise to raise the quality, productivity and efficiency of the local workforce and community. We see this as an opportunity to increase the flexibility and diversity of our associate pool as well as an excellent vehicle for giving back to those who help make Las Vegas a vibrant place to live,” said Andy Katz, Manpower Inc. of Southern Nevada Franchise President.

 

Individuals who participate in the SeniorNet program will receive access to a wide variety of instructor-led technical training including Computer Fundamentals, Microsoft Office, Windows 8.1, Using Social Media to Get and Stay Connected, Tablets including Apple iPads, Internet and E-mail, Digital Photography and more, in a friendly, low-pressure environment.

About SeniorNet 

SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than two million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Fort Myers, Florida, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 30 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

Contacts

SeniorNet

Michele M. Williams

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293-275-2202

 

 


 
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