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Waveny LifeCare Network Elects Lewis as New Chairman

Waveny LifeCare Network Elects Lewis as New Chairman

Posted on January 23, 2014

Tom Lewis has been elected to succeed Jay Twombly as chairman of the board of directors for Waveny LifeCare Network. Under Twombly, Lewis served as vice-chairman and an active member of Waveny’s Executive, Finance, Inn and Compensation committees. Todd Lampert and John Zaro have been elected board vice-chair and treasurer, respectively, while Kelley Franco remains the board's secretary.

“With its relentless focus on quality, it is a privilege to serve such a forward-thinking and well-respected continuum of care like Waveny in this capacity,” said Lewis. “I look forward to working alongside our talented CEO, capable leadership team and strong board of directors to continue to meet the changing needs and preferences of seniors in New Canaan and the surrounding communities.”

Lewis, who first joined the Waveny board in early 2010, saw several landmark initiatives undertaken by 5-star rated organization throughout his tenure to date, including the development and implementation of a Strategic Plan, the launch of Waveny Home Healthcare, collaboration with Staying Put in New Canaan, and a comprehensive organization-wide rebrand. “I have seen Waveny prepare strategically for the future and adapt nimbly to the challenges posed by a rapidly-changing healthcare arena,” said Lewis. “It is both exciting and rewarding to be part of an organization that has consistently taken on a leadership role in tackling issues of great relevance and importance.”

 “I am delighted to have Tom with us as Waveny’s board chairman,” said Bill Piper, chief executive officer of Waveny LifeCare Network. “He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and perspective, as well as a mission-driven sensibility to his position – always with Waveny’s best interests in mind. We are very glad to welcome him into his new role.”

With 25 years in the financial services industry and a long history of civic volunteerism, Lewis brings extensive financial and philanthropic experience to Waveny’s board. Now director of business development with Bourgeon Capital Management LLC of Darien, he previously spent 23 years with Goldman Sachs & Co. where he retired as partner managing director in 2003, and two years with Alliance Bernstein of New York City. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago and undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado. 

Lewis was a member of the major gifts fundraising committee for The Village, Waveny’s assisted living residence for seniors with memory impairment that opened in 2001, a supporter of the capital fund that underpinned the YMCA of New Canaan’s remodeling effort, and a former president of the board of trustees for the New Canaan Nature Center. In addition to his volunteer service to Waveny, he currently serves on the New Canaan Conservation Commission and is both a trustee and finance committee member for the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk.

Waveny LifeCare 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 The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes Waveny Home Healthcare, the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an Adult Day Program available on weekdays with flexible hours, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and respite programs at The Village and Care Center. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.