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Waveny Care Network Elects Twombly as New Chairman

Posted on December 12, 2011




Jay Twombly, newly-elected chairman of the Board of Directors for Waveny Care Network.



New Canaan – Julian “Jay” B. Twombly has been elected to succeed Harry T. Rein as chairman of the board of directors for Waveny Care Network. Under Rein, Twombly served as board vice-chairman and an active member of Waveny’s Audit, Executive, Finance and Strategic Planning committees. Thomas Lewis and Kelley Franco have been elected board vice-chair and secretary, respectively.

 “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead an organization that has played such a critical and positive role in healthcare for southwestern Connecticut for decades,” said Twombly. “Over the years, Waveny has developed a reputation for providing unparalleled quality care and service through a distinctively compassionate approach. It is a treasure within our community.”

 Twombly, who first became involved in the Waveny organization following his mother’s short-term rehabilitation stay, says the exceptional care she received at Waveny Care Center was a key factor leading him to join the organization’s Board of Directors. “We have an outstanding staff and a very strong and capable Board of Directors – both of which I’m honored and delighted to work with.”

“I speak for our entire staff and management team in saying we are overjoyed by the enthusiasm of our 2012 Board of Directors, and delighted to have Jay as our new Chairman,” saidHeather Neff, Chief Executive Officer of Waveny Care Network. “His leadership and oversight come at a particularly pivotal time of healthcare change and challenges. We are most grateful for his dedication to Waveny and his strategic, mission-driven support.” 

With a diverse background in senior corporate management and community service, Jay Twombly is an operating partner with The Snow Phipps Group LLC, a New York based private equity firm. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Edwards Systems Technology, Inc., which he successfully led the sale of to General Electric Company in 2005. Prior, Twombly served as vice president and treasurer of General Signal Corporation, Edwards’s parent company, and also held a number of senior management positions at United Dominion Industries Limited. He received an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University.

Twombly formerly served as a member of the Advisory Board of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and ICx Technologies, Inc. He is presently the chairman of the board of trustees for the Congregational Church of New Canaan, treasurer and past president of the Old Faithful Antique Fire Company, and sits on the membership committee for the Country Club of New Canaan. Twombly also serves as a volunteer EMT and active member of the board of governors for the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.   

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 Waveny Care Center. 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 Care Center. For information call (203) 594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.