Founder of For All Ages
For All Ages Co-Founder
AVP, The Hartford
SVP, Chubb Insurance
Medical Director of Geriatrics, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group & Chief of Geriatrics at Hartford Hospital
Asst. Professor, University of Connecticut
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
Chair, Aging & Disability Commission, Simsbury CT
School Social Worker, West Hartford CT
Director of Elderly Services, City of Torrington CT
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Education, Simsbury 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 Fishing for All Ages, an intergenerational learn-to-fish fishing derby.
Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine, Orono.
Experiencing the profound changes to her late parents’ lives as they dealt with compromised physical health and dementia in their final years left Pat with a personal understanding and concern for the impact that social isolation can have on older adults and their caregivers. That, and a strong desire to help instill in our youth the value of working for the common good and an appreciation for the gifts their elders have to offer, makes the mission of For All Ages resonate with her.
After her recent second retirement, the first after 33 years in retailing as a store manager and the second after 10 years in non-profit mission advancement, Pat is working part-time as a fundraising consultant. She is happy to now have time to give back to the Farmington Valley community where she has lived for 31 years, and looks forward to assisting For All Ages as it expands more broadly in Connecticut.
Pat earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Rutgers University.
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.