Meet the Board

Robert Wingate, President

Rob Wingate has served in community-based programs for older adults beginning at Seniors' Resource Center in Denver, Colorado, after which he became policy advocate for the Age-Friendly New York City Project at the New York Academy of Medicine. He was executive director of the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center, and works with various agencies on disaster preparedness for older adults and people with disabilities. Rob was a founding board member of It Takes A Village 10591 in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. His other key affiliations are with Volunteer New York!; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; the New York State Association for Rural Health; the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns/Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow; the Town of Greenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee; and the River Towns Civil Rights Forum.

Rob holds a B.A. from Haverford College, Pa., and has studied at the graduate level at New York Medical College, Fordham University and State University of New York-Purchase College. He and Sandra have two grown children.

Lynn Reichgott, Immediate Past President

Lynn Reichgott is a founding member and past president of At Home on the Sound, the aging-in-place organization in Larchmont and Mamaroneck. She represents the Center for Aging in Place on the Westchester Public Private Partnership and is on the Westchester County Council for Seniors. Lynn is a part member of the Board of Trustees of Larchmont Temple, past chair of the temple’s Social Action Committee and an active member of the Social Justice Committee. She serves on the North American Joint Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, a national assembly that advocates on issues of social justice in Washington. Before retiring, she worked as a pediatric physical therapy consultant, practicing in educational environments.

David A. Lasco, CFP®, CRPC®, Vice President

David Lasco is a Certified Financial Planner professional in an independent practice of Ameriprise Financial in Westchester, NY. David provides personal service and advice to clients focused on their goals, including wealth accumulation, tax strategies, risk protection, and estate planning. In addition, David serves as a member of several professional and non-profit Boards of Directors, including the Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley and The Center of Aging in Place. He is Co-President of the Fordham University Alumni Chapter of Westchester County and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County. David graduated with honors from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

Kyle Muth, Treasurer

Kyle Muth, CFA is the founder of Muth Capital, which helps local small businesses and real estate investors obtain growth capital. In addition to helping small businesses, he serves on a couple of not-for-profit boards of directors, including the Center for Aging in Place. He is also part of multiple business networking groups in Westchester. Kyle graduated with honors from both Bentley University for his undergraduate degree and Iona College for his master's degree. In his downtime, he enjoys staying active, playing ice hockey, golf, and taking a boxing class every once in a while.

Wendy Armstrong, Secretary

Wendy is the Director, RSVP of Westchester, a volunteer program for people 55+, at Volunteer New York!. Her day-to-day responsibilities include nurturing relationships of nonprofit partners that engage RSVP volunteers while managing the placement process for potential volunteers. Wendy has been involved in nonprofit program management as a paid professional and 30-year volunteer. She is a founder and previous director of the Westchester County Diaper Bank, a partnership formed in 2014 between the Junior League of Central Westchester and the Westchester County Department of Social Services. She has served on the Junior League of Central Westchester board and the Friends of the Scarsdale Library board. Over her career in book publishing sales, Wendy has managed departments, national sales representatives, and a training cadre. She holds a B.A. in French from St. Lawrence University.


Melissa Lang, DrPH, MPH, MPA, MA, Past President

Dr. Lang has extensive experience in community-based health services and currently serves as President and CEO at the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut -- which provides services and supports to older adults and their caregivers to help them remain at home and engaged in their communities. Dr. Lang actively engages in advocacy and policy development on issues related to long term care, family caregiving, palliative and end-of-life care, access to healthcare, and medical ethics. In addition to serving on The Center for Aging in Place Board since 2014, she serves on several boards and committees in both NY and CT, including as President at the State Society on Aging NY; Vice Chair, Westchester Collaborative for Palliative Care; Advisory Board Member, Center for Long-Term Care, New York Medical College; and Co-Chair Cancer Committee, Center for Research Engagement/Yale New Haven Health. Dr. Lang is a faculty member for the Aging, Public Health, and Palliative Care Certificate Program at The Finger Lakes Geriatric Center, University of Rochester Medical Center. She is co-author of the book, A Public Health Strategy for Living, Aging and Dying: Designing Elder-Centered and Palliative Systems of Care, Environments, Services and Supports (Routledge, 2018).

Deepankar Mukerji, JD

Deepankar Mukerji is a White Plains attorney who conducts a general law practice in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, estate administration and planning, guardianships, real estate and trusts. He is well known for his work in the elder law arena. Prior to establishing his own practice, he was a partner at the New York City law firm of Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman and Kutzin. Previously, he served as Counsel to the firm of Keane & Beane PC, which he joined in 2007 after 12 years with the Westchester County Department of Social Services, where his responsibilities included administration of the Medicaid home care, institutional assistance, and liens and recoveries programs.

Deepankar received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is admitted in the State Courts of New York and Connecticut.

Deepankar is active in the New York State Bar Association, and currently serves as Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section. He is also a former Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. He is also active in the Long Term Care Council of Westchester and the Senior Law Day and Caregiver Collaboratives of the Westchester County Public-Private Partnership for Aging Services.

Patricia “Cippi” Cipora Harte

Patricia Cipora Harte, Cippi is a licensed social worker with over 35 years of administrative and clinical experience. She has developed and built departments within agencies and developed community wide programs. She received her MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University and has a postgraduate certificate from the Columbia University/UJA-Federation's- Not For Profit Institute. Cippi’s work has been in both continental and local agencies with primary locations based in the greater NY area. Cippi has had leadership positions at NYANA (New York Association for New Americans), JCC Association(Jewish Community Centers Association and currently is the Westchester Director for DOROT, which is the Hebrew word for generations and whose mission is to address issues of social isolation for older adults.

Paul Ducker

Paul has been working in the not-for-profit world since 2009, in a variety of positions, both voluntary and paid. His thirty years of corporate experience as a finance and administration executive in the entertainment industry has served to help him develop the business/organizational side of many helping organizations. He has been an active member of several advisory boards such as RSVP Westchester/Putnam (as Board Chair,) and Volunteer NY. He is also a professional musician (sax player) and enjoys outdoor activities such as bicycling and swimming.


Lois Steinberg, PHD*


Robert Waldman, MBA