Founder of For All Ages
For All Ages Co-Founder
Assistant Vice President, The Hartford
Senior Vice President, Chubb Insurance
Chief Financial Officer, Disability Planning Partners
Medical Director of Geriatrics, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group & Chief of Geriatrics at Hartford Hospital
Asst. Professor, University of Connecticut
Gerontologist & Client Services Manager, Optum/UHC
Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson Brunetti
Our advisory council is comprised of individuals from a variety of professions that are important for the success of For All Ages.
We are grateful for the willingness of our advisors to share their expertise with us.
Founding Board Member, At Home in Darien (Inclusive aging-in-place organization in Darien, CT)
Connecticut State Representative, District 16: CT Gen. Assembly Aging, Children, and Commerce Committees
Immediate Past Chair, Aging & Disability Commission, Simsbury CT
School Social Worker, West Hartford CT
Director of Elderly Services, City of Torrington CT
Occupational Therapist & Founder of Forever Home, Avon CT
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Education, Simsbury CT
Retired Physician, Current Artist, and Lifelong Learner, Farmington CT
As a part-time caregiver of her parents - one of whom suffers from dementia - Susan sees first hand the impact of loneliness and isolation on older adults. She believes that maintaining friendships and remaining socially involved are vital to the physical and mental well-being of all, especially as we get into our older adult years.
After many years working as a financial analyst in the insurance industry, Susan now enjoys working part-time in the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center gift shop, a nonprofit organization. Susan has been involved in several other nonprofit organizations, including serving for many years as Chair of the Outreach Committee of the “Friends of CCMC”. In addition, she has served for 12 years as a board member of the Union Street Tavern Trot, a nonprofit that raises funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of St. Joseph.
Jeff is bringing his love for the outdoors, his 40 years of fishing and related experience, and his event planning expertise to manage intergenerational outdoor events including Buddies & Bobbers, our intergenerational learn-to-fish fishing derby.
Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine, Orono.
Martie has first-hand experience with the impacts of dementia as she has helped both of her parents navigate this disease for nearly a decade. Through this journey, Martie came to understand the importance of caring for and connecting with older adults in our community.
Martie has 30 years’ experience working in nonprofits in the areas of education, youth development and the arts in a variety of roles from strategic planning to fundraising to project management. She previously served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit involving youth teaching older adults how to use a computer through digital storytelling.
The Tea @ 3 program idea grew out of Martie's own experience years ago getting together daily for tea with a colleague. Tea time became a time that they both looked forward to and came to depend on. The Tea @ 3 program provides a way to connect people who are isolated around something comforting and easy that can be done daily. The intergenerational connection and the feeling of belonging from being a part of the ‘Tea @ 3 community’ reduces loneliness, improving health and well-being.
Martie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University.
Siri is a student at Amherst College, class of ’24, studying Neuroscience and Economics. She joined the For All Ages team in 2021 as the organization’s first university Campus Connector. Siri believes For All Ages’ mission of reducing loneliness through intergenerational connections is a very important one. Especially in the pandemic, isolation was a real and debilitating issue for many, and the programs For All Ages has help combat this.
As For All Ages' university Campus Connector Coordinator, Siri is looking forward to helping expand the Campus Connector role to other campuses, further reaching the younger generation and fostering intergenerational connectivity through the Tea @ 3 program.
Email Siri to learn more about becoming a Campus Connector at your school.