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Board of Directors
Dr. Klein is a Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work where he teaches in gerontology and social research methods. He has published books and articles widely and has written on and long-term care. His book (With Martin Bloom), Successful Strategies for Healthy Living, deals with opportunities for primary prevention in the aging of mature and older adults. Dr Klein is involved in many not-for-profit community activities that support his teaching and ongoing research interests. He has also served on a state-wide task force to address the needs of nursing home residents who present challenging and aggressive behaviors, and he is a member and treasurer of the Connecticut Commission on Aging.
Michael Lenkiewicz has more than 20 years of experience as a financial executive and consultant serving the health care industry. He is Chief Financial Officer of VNA Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Saint Raphael Healthcare System. In addition to his financial executive positions, he was a senior manager with Ernst & Young, LLP and was recognized as one of the firm’s leading health care professionals in the area of financial planning and market assessment. Mr. Lenkiewicz is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in finance and he completed his graduate degree in accounting at the University of Maryland.
Julie Robison is an Assistant Professor at the Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Her research interests include aging families, long term care, dementia care, depression and mental health among ethnic minorities. Julie completed her Ph.D. at Cornell University followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in the epidemiology of aging at the Yale School of Medicine. She has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several dozen funded research projects and has published over 35 scientific articles and chapters of books. Julie regularly presents research findings in national and community forums on aging and long-term care. Currently, she is principal investigator for a research study funded by the Connecticut State Legislature, “An Assessment of Connecticut Residents’ Long-Term Care Needs and Adequacy of the Present LTC System”.