Meet the Board

Lynn Reichgott, 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.

Melissa Lang, DrPH, MPH, Immediate Past President

Melissa Lang, DrPH, MPH, MPA, MA is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Gilda’s Club Westchester which offers cancer support to over 3,000 patients and families each year. Her background includes several years of experience in hospice and palliative care, long-term care and disabilities, and aging services. Dr. Lang’s research interests focus on long-term care and community-based models for health services and supports. She actively engages in advocacy and policy development in a variety of settings on issues related to cancer treatment, family caregiving, palliative and end-of-life care, access to healthcare, and medical ethics and decision making. Dr. Lang serves on several ethics committees both in hospital and community-based settings, and also participates on the Admissions Interview Committee for the Medical School at New York Medical College. Committed to the dual focus of quality of care and quality of life affecting older adults, she served as a New York State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and currently serves on the Board of Center for Aging in Place, The Advisory Board of The Center for Long Term Care at New York Medical College, as Vice Chair for the Collaborative for Palliative Care, as Vice President of State Society on Aging NY, and Vice Chair for the Westchester Public/Private Partnership, also chairing the Research Committee. Dr. Lang recently co-authored the book: A Public Health Strategy for Living, Aging and Dying in Solidarity: Designing Elder-Centered and Palliative Systems of Care, Environments, Services and Supports.

Robert Wingate, Vice President

Rob Wingate has served in community-based programs for older adults beginning at Seniors' Resource Center in Denver, Colorado, in 2006, after which he became policy advocate for the Age-Friendly New York City Project at the New York Academy of Medicine. He is currently executive director of the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center, and works with various agencies on disaster preparedness for older adults and people with access and functional needs. He lives in Tarrytown, with his wife Sandra, who also manages programs for older adults as an administrator at the Family Y at Tarrytown. 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; and the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns/Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.

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.

Donna Buglione, Secretary

Steve Antico
Client Relationship Manager,
O’Connor Davies

Directors

Patricia “Cippi” Cipora Harte

Patricia Cipora Harte, Cippi is a career Jewish Professional with over 30 years of experience building departments and developing programs within the Jewish community. Her MSW is from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University and she has a post graduate certificate from the Columbia University/UJA-Federation's- Not For Profit Institute. She has worked in both continental and local agencies 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.

David A. Lasco, CFP®, CRPC®

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.

Deepankar Mukerji, JD

Deepankar Mukerji, JD an Attorney and Partner in the law firm Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin, focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, estate administration and planning, guardianships, and trusts. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, he is currently Vice Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association and former Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on elder law issues and a contributor of articles to the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section's Elder Law Attorney journal and E-News. He has more than 10 years prior experience as an administrator with the Westchester County Department of Social Services.

Founders

Lois Steinberg, PHD*

*Deceased

Robert Waldman, MBA