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Ferguson Elected Board Chairman of Waveny LifeCare Network

Ferguson Elected Board Chairman of Waveny LifeCare Network

Posted on March 29, 2018

Tom Ferguson has been elected to succeed Todd Lampert as Chairman of the board of directors for Waveny LifeCare Network, a nonprofit continuum of eldercare in New Canaan, Conn. Ferguson has been an active member of Waveny’s board since joining in 2014, and served most recently as Vice-Chairman under Lampert. Rich Bierman, Doug Gillespie and Rich Townsend have been elected Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. New members joining the Waveny board over the past year include Victor Liss, Tracey Hamill and Kathleen Corbet.

Throughout his board tenure to date, Ferguson has seen several key initiatives undertaken by the 5-star eldercare organization, including the implementation of a formalized pastoral care program, the introduction of respiratory therapy at Waveny Care Center, and the continued growth of Waveny’s community-based homecare services.

“The same strong sense of community that defines New Canaan is a huge part of the fabric of Waveny,” said Ferguson. “As a local nonprofit, we put community and quality first. We would always rather do the right thing – the extra thing – to make the care experience the best it can be.”

Prior to retiring in 2002, Ferguson spent his professional career in the consulting and insurance industries, including 15 years with Mercer Human Resources Consulting, where he was a Worldwide Partner and the Northeast Regional Leader of the firm’s healthcare and benefits practice. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.  

“The fact is that Waveny serves people at tough and challenging times in their lives,” said Ferguson. “It’s both rewarding and exciting to help promote an organization with a mission that’s designed to address and respond to the realities of aging at such a critical time in healthcare.”

Ferguson brings a long history of community service and activism to his chairmanship role. His volunteerism beyond Waveny includes serving on the Town of New Canaan’s Health and Human Services Commission since 2006, and on the board of Staying Put in New Canaan since the organization’s 2007 inception, with a 6-year term as board president. Ferguson has served on the boards of both United Way of New Canaan and New Canaan Community Foundation, and is an active member of the New Canaan Rotary Club. He and his wife Karen have lived in New Canaan for over 30 years, where they raised their son, Matt, who also lives in Town with his wife Kate and four young children.

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a nonprofit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living and short-term 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, visit www.waveny.org or inquire online.