The Center for Aging In Place, Westchester County, New York

Executive Committee

Lois Steinberg, PhD, MPS, President and co-founder of the Center for Aging in Place, an umbrella organization that assists all of the Westchester Aging in Place groups.  She is former director for the Medicare Rights Center’s Westchester programs where she conducted the award-winning Seniors Out Speaking on Medicare (SOS Medicare) program. Her previous careers included policy and marketing research, public relations and educational advocacy.  She holds two degrees in sociology, an M.A. from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from Fordham University and a M.P.S. from the Health Advocacy Program at Sarah Lawrence College.    She is a board member of the Westchester End of Life Coalition.  Lois serves on the Membership Committee of the Village to Village Network, a national organization representing aging in place organizations throughout the United States. For her pioneering work in health advocacy, she was named a 2006 Purpose Prize Fellow by Civic Ventures, a national award given to recognize Americans over 60 who are leading a new age of social innovation.

Melissa Lang, DrPH, MPH, MPA, MA, Vice-President, who is currently the CEO of Gilda’s Club Westchester, has over fifteen years of healthcare management experience that includes financial management, regulatory compliance, business development, and advocacy.  Her background includes developing programs for cancer patients and their families; community-based and long term care initiatives for individuals with advanced illnesses, including hospice and bereavement support; palliative care programs for residents in long term care facilities, and programs for people with developmental disabilities.  Melissa serves on several committees in both New York and Connecticut addressing various public policy issues related to aging, long term care, Medicare and Medicaid rate issues, end-of-life care, cancer treatment and survivorship, caregiving, and increasing access to healthcare services. 

Robert Wall, Treasurer, has a BA from Tufts and an MBA in Finance from NYU.  His professional career includes 30 years as a commercial banker with Bankers Trust Company and Bank of America as a Vice President and as President of Arbor Mortgage Bank in New York, White Plains and the Lower Hudson Valley.  For 19 years he was CFO of a McDonalds fast food franchise. He was Treasurer of Coalition for Legal Abortion for several years and on the Board of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.