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Waveny Elects and Announces new Board members

Posted on August 9, 2011

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Categories: Waveny LifeCare Network

Newly-elected members of Waveny Care Network’s board of directors, Caroline Gillespie, Sharon Stevenson and Kathryn Whitehead Tohir. Not pictured: Dr. Charles Miner, III.

New Canaan – Charles Miner MD, Caroline Gillespie, Sharon Stevenson and Kathryn Whitehead Tohir were recently elected to the board of directors of Waveny Care Network of New Canaan, Conn.

A board certified physician in Internal Medicine, Dr. Miner has been in practice in Darien, Conn. since 1982 and actively serves on the medical staff for both The Stamford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. He sits on the Board of Directors for Stamford Hospital and the Stamford Hospital Foundation, as well as the Board of Directors of Misonix, Inc., a medical device manufacturer in Farmingdale, NY.  He is listed in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s “Top Doctors New York Metro Area® and is an instructor in Clinical Medicine at Columbia University. He is also the founder and president of Castle Connolly LifeStream MD, a health advisory service for executives and families who travel frequently. Dr. Miner performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.

Caroline Gillespie serves as managing director of Commonfund Asset Management, one of the leading investment firms for colleges, universities and secondary schools, founda­tions, hospitals and other philanthropic and tax-exempt organizations, where she is responsible for portfolio management, manager identification, due diligence and investment monitoring.  She currently sits on the Endowment Board for St. Mark’s Church of New Canaan, where she is also is a member of the vestry and chair of Planned Giving. Previously, Gillespie served for five years as the chair of Major Gifts for Phillips Exeter Academy’s class of 1983, and was a volunteer in the school’s annual funding appeal for 15 years. She received both her Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees from Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Waveny Development Committee member, Sharon Stevenson, joins the board with a diverse background in corporate management and community service. In addition to her work on Waveny’s development committee, where she has served as co-chair of major fundraising events including “Swinging for Seniors” and the organization’s annual mixed-paddle tennis event, she established and co-founded “Friends of Mead Park Tennis,” a New Canaan based not-for-profit dedicated to local community development projects, which has been responsible for the revitalization of the Mead Memorial Park tennis facility. She is also a newly-elected member to the board of directors for the New Canaan Community Foundation. Her professional experience includes management and business development positions within international companies including J.D. Edwards and Apple Computer.  She holds an undergraduate degree from Fort Lewis College, Durango CO.

Kathryn Whitehead Tohir joins Waveny’s board with a comprehensive background of active volunteerism, board participation and professional experience. A board member of the New Canaan League of Women Voters since 2002, she has served as President, Vice-President and Voter Services Chair for the organization. She is heavily involved with Wellesley College’s fundraising initiatives, serving on both the New York Leadership Gift Committee and Annual Giving Committee, and was formerly a member of the Wellesley Development and Outreach Council – an advisory group to the Board of Trustees. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Tohir’s professional experience includes serving as legal counsel for Lehman Brothers and Hughes Hubbard & Reed. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Wellesley Collegeas a Phi Beta Kappa graduate.

Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at WavenyCareCenter. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible hours and transportation six days a week, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs and hospice care at The Village and CareCenter. For information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.

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