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.
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.
Wendy is the Senior Manager, Volunteer Services at Family Services of Westchester, responsible for centralizing volunteer and outreach efforts to augment FSW programs. Among a wide range of community supports, FSW administers seven different programs addressing issues affecting older people, including RideConnect, which provides free rides to people 60 years and older.
Wendy was formerly the Director, RSVP of Westchester, a volunteer program for people 55+, at Volunteer New York!. She 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 and has completed the Leadership Westchester course.
Jon is an English Chartered Accountant. Initially he worked in London for a Non-Governmental Organization supporting community based initiatives around the UK. There then followed 8 years in Papua New Guinea, firstly at a World Bank sponsored rural development project, and then in a project sponsored by the World Bank, United Nations and AusAid aimed at computerizing and enhancing government financial systems.
He then worked for 20 years at the United Nations, New York in various roles including supervising and implementing financial information systems both at peacekeeping missions and UN headquarters, management improvement, coordination of response to audit and oversight reports, and serving as Chief, Administration Services at the UN peacekeeping mission at Timor-Leste.
After retiring from the UN he worked as a distinguished lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. There he taught accounting, international public administration and economics. He also coordinated the Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics major until his retirement in 2019.
David Lasco is a Certified Financial Planner at Ameriprise Financial located in Valhalla, NY. As a Financial Planner, David works with clients to develop personalized financial strategies focused on client’s lifetime goals. Developing a written Comprehensive Financial Plan is the foundation of his client relationships. Once established, David provides ongoing investment management to align client portfolios with their goals and tactically adjusts for the current market and economic environment.
David is a member of several Board of Directors of non-profit organizations, including the Financial Planning Association of the Greater Hudson Valley, Center for Aging in Place, and is on the Advisory Council of Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers, NY. David is a graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and has returned to guest lecture and host the school-wide business case competition. David is also co-president of the Fordham Alumni Chapter of Westchester County.
On a personal note, David lives in Greenwich, CT with his fiancé and enjoys golfing, fishing, and playing piano and guitar.
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. 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 is former Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association and is a Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation. 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, serving as a co-author of the “Elder Law Q&A”.
Corporate experience as a finance and administrative executive in the entertainment industry; since 2009 has been working in the not-for-profit world in a variety of positions, both voluntary and paid.
Ann Feder is a retired licensed clinical social worker who received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from NYU; she, most recently, ran the Resilience and Wellness Center Program at the Bronx VA Medical Center, a program she developed and launched, together with clinical and research colleagues, in 2018 and for which she still serves as a consultant. Prior to that she was the VA Downstate Regional Mental Health Care Line Manager for 9 years. Ann was the Director of Mental Health Services at the Bronx VAMC for 12 years before that and was chief of social work even earlier on.
During her 42 years at the VA, she served on multiple VA advisory boards and presented at regional and national conferences (e.g. Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center symposia x5 years). She is currently also actively involved with the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Board of the One Sandwich at a Time organization.
Ann’s interests include developing community partnerships, expanding wellness and whole health initiatives, especially in the suicide prevention realm, and seeking innovative ways to reach out to and serve the aging population. Most recently she developed a partnership for veterans with the NY Botanical Gardens, where she works, which teaches innovative horticultural-based ways for individuals to learn to cope better with their mental health issues.
Dr. Cara Pensabene joined Mastercard in March 2021 as their Global Medical Director, where she serves as a primary medical advisor to the organization and supports the health and wellbeing of their employees worldwide. Dr. Cara has more than ten years of clinical experience in internal medicine, primary care, and telemedicine. She also has corporate leadership experience in health initiatives such as prevention, lifestyle medicine, occupational health and wellness and healthy aging. Prior to joining Mastercard, Dr. Cara was a Medical Director at Capital Rx and EHE Health, where she served as a subject matter expert on preventive care and pharmacy benefits.
Dr. Cara is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians and has active licenses in 20+states. She earned a BS in Biology from Loyola College and an MD from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at SUNY at Stonybrook University Medical Center.
Prior to joining Regeneron in December 2021 as Category Lead for Specialty Biomarker Lab services, Mia was a Sr. Sourcing Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim, where she spent the last 9.5 years in the procurement space. Her responsibilities at Regeneron are to support the clinical laboratory category including central and specialty laboratories as well as companion diagnostics.
Mia received her MHA in Hospital Administration from University of Phoenix and a BS in Biology from Hampton University. She grew up in New York by way of California, and currently lives in New York.