Lawrence C. Bassett, CMC, a Certified Management Consultant for more than 40 years, is president of The Bassett Consulting Group of Thornwood, NY. He has worked with a broad range of industrial, healthcare and educational organizations, as well as not-for-profit agencies, in the full range of employee/labor relations, organization development, compensation, customer service and sales, designing solutions to problems inherent in the workplace. He has also conducted workshops, seminars and video programs on a broad range of topics. Mr. Bassett has written several management books and numerous articles and has been on the faculties of Fairleigh Dickinson University, NYU and the New York Medical College. For many years he also had been an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Bassett holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from New York University.
Deepankar Mukerji, JD, an Attorney and Counsel to the firm of Keene & Beane, 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 active in the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and 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.
Lynn Reichgott is a founding member and past president of At Home on the Sound, our aging-in-place organization in Larchmont and Mamaroneck and a founding member of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Larchmont Temple and past chair and current member of the temple's Social Action 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, including working in the Mamaroneck School District. She moved to Larchmont from Philadelphia in 1984 with her husband and her 3 sons.
Rob Wingate is an advocate for older adults with elected officials and public agencies, through the news media, and at major non-profit and community-based organizations that maximize their independence and dignity. He directed public relations for Seniors' Resource Center, a human service provider in Denver, during a capital campaign for a new respite center, and that supports more than 140,000 senior transit rides annually. He has helped the Age-Friendly New York City project devise policy solutions to improve the quality of life for older adults across the five boroughs, working with representatives of New York City Council and a deputy mayor's office. He co-chaired the Older Americans Coalition, an advocacy team that landed more than $30 million in new Colorado state allocations matching federal Older Americans Act funds. He also helped win state funds for Medicaid-covered, peer-managed innovations in home-based medical care for a consortium supporting the mobility-disabled, the Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State. He holds a B.A. in political science from Haverford College, Pa., a Quaker college west of Philadelphia, where he remains active with alumni relations and fund-raising. Rob lives in Tarrytown with his wife, Sandra, and his two children, Samantha and Nicholas.
Susan Yubas is President of FYI Senior Living Solutions, Inc.which provides strategic planning and development services to health care providers across a continuum of care. FYI staff also serve in an advisory capacity to seniors and their families about the options available to them in regard to health, social, financial and housing issues, enabling them to make decisions regarding their personal wishes while they are well enough to participate in the discussion and before a crisis occurs. Ms Yubas served as Director of Business Development for The Bristal Assisted Living and has worked with organizations specializing in affordable housing options for the senior population, including independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Prior to her focus on aging, she worked as an independent consultant and then Vice President, Managed Care Consulting, at Creative Health Concepts where she advised a number of healthcare facilities and managed care organizations and as Administrator of HMO Operations at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She held administrative positions at Maimonides Medical Center and Jacobi Hospital Center and currently serves on the Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital Center, Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, the Westchester Community College Foundation and is a member of the Caregiver Collaborative of the Westchester County Public Private Partnership for Long Term Care. She holds a B.S. in Health Services Administration from Ithaca College, an M.B.A. in Health Services Administration from Baruch College/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Certification in Health Care Risk Management from the New York University School of Law, Taxation and Finance. She is a designated Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a New York State certified guardian and court evaluator for incapacitated persons.