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Two Appointed to Waveny's Leadership Team

Two Appointed to Waveny's Leadership Team

Posted on January 19, 2017

Bill Piper, Chief Executive Officer of Waveny LifeCare Network, has appointed Lynn Iverson, RN, LNHA, MBA and Edlira Curis to key leadership roles within the non-profit eldercare organization.

Iverson has been named Campus Administrator, and will oversee the operations of the healthcare-focused services, programs and residences on Waveny’s main campus, including Waveny Care Center  – the organization’s 5-star rated skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, The Village – Waveny’s award-winning residence dedicated to memory and dementia care, the Adult Day Program, and the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic. Curis has been named Vice President of Development, and will be responsible for directing Waveny’s fundraising efforts and major campaigns. Both will play active roles on the organization’s leadership team.

A registered nurse and licensed administrator with more than 30 years of both clinical and managerial experience in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and long-term care nursing settings, Iverson most recently served as Administrator for St. Joseph Living Center, a 120-bed non-profit skilled rehabilitation and long-term care facility in Willimantic, Conn. for nine years.  Simultaneously, she held volunteer leadership positions with Leading Age of Connecticut, a membership organization representing over 130 non-profit healthcare provider organizations within the state, of which Waveny is a long-standing member.

“I am very excited to become a member of Waveny LifeCare Network leadership, and I look forward to working with our team to further develop our programs and services,” said Iverson. “I am fortunate to be joining such a well-respected organization that prides itself on service excellence.”

A professional fundraiser with experience in all aspects of Development, including soliciting major gifts for Annual Giving programs and Capital Campaigns, Curis was most recently involved with The Giving Collaborative – a philanthropy firm that provides counsel and assistance to non-profit organizations seeking to grow their philanthropy programs. Prior, she devoted ten years of service to independent schools, during which she worked on several campaigns including a $10 million campaign for Rippowam Cisqua School of Bedford, NY and a $6 million campaign for Lauralton Hall High School of Milford, Conn.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed stepping into my new role and getting to know Waveny’s many loyal friends and supporters,” said Curis. “I am inspired by our meaningful conversations and the evident level of support and generosity that Waveny receives from the community. As a fundraising professional, it’s highly rewarding to work for a mission-driven organization like Waveny, whose values are aligned so well with the needs and priorities of the community it serves.” 

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a non-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and respite care for people with memory impairment at The Village, and skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that provides free door-to-door transportation throughout most of lower Fairfield County, and an array of community-based services through Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For more information, call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.