2020 Elections
New York State Adult Day Services Association members are served by an enthusiastic Board of Directors.  Here is the newly elected Board Members who will serve for the 2021 and 2022 Membership Years.

President

The President shall be the principal officer of the Association and shall supervise the business and affairs of the Association. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and the general Association, and shall appoint chairs to all standing committees and perform all duties incidental to the office of the President and other duties assigned to him/her by the Board of Directors and the Association. The President shall approve and the Treasurer shall monitor all expenditures contained in the budget. The president shall serve as primary liaison and monitor the contractual agreement with any contracted services agreement.

Ann M. Selfridge

Experience with Adult Day Services: Alzheimer/Dementia, Cognitive/Physical Impairment, TBI, Parkinsons, Mental Illness

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: 

Serving on the NYSADSA Board for the last 4 years has been an incredible experience.  Working with NYSOFA, DOH and elected officials has been a top priority and a main focus to strengthen the mission of SADC.  It is my hope to continue working on the Board to help grow and connect the SADC industry together so we can maximize the effectiveness and opportunities to work with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

 


1st Vice President & 2nd Vice President

The 1st Vice President shall be the co-chairperson of the Public Policy Committee. The 2nd Vice President shall be the co-chairperson for the Research & Development Committee. The Vice Presidents shall share the responsibilities and duties of the President in the event of his/her absence, inability, or refusal to act. Both shall work directly with the contract staff in carrying out their assigned roles.

Yvonne Ward - 1st Vice President


Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): 
20 plus years. Fourways Center Poole UK. Program providing a range of day services for those with physical disabilities, sensory loss, and recovering from mental illness. Poole Day Center, UK, program providing Elder Care, socialization, day services. 

New York - Program Director, Compliance Officer, and Consultant working with many different centers. Populations include Chinese-American, Korean-American, Russian-speaking, Holocaust survivors, Bukharian, Memory Center specializing in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care.

Hawaii - Licensed Adult Day Center, compliance consultant.

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: I have really enjoyed serving on the Board of the New York State Adult Day Services Association, I feel I can accomplish more to promote Adult Day Services in New York. I will bring a sense of humor and healthcare experience.

Tammy Ryan - 2nd Vice President

 

Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): 

My experience operating adult day service programs includes…

Types of Centers:

Intimate programs operating within a municipal building or inside a community center where artifacts, supplies and the furniture layout plays a critical role in promoting socialization, interaction and privacy. - Multicultural programs serving low-income population in urban & rural Westchester Co. - Facilities supporting the unique needs of mental health patients living in adult homes. - Standalone programs operating in dense and remote counties (Sullivan County). - Programs with facilities for beauty, food service and recreation programs

Types of Populations served:

  • Adults aged 25-102 with a disability and/or handicap
  • Adults with cognitive limitations and Alzheimer’s Stage I & II
  • Adults needing assistance with ADLs
  • High functioning seniors
  • Adults with mental health needs
  • Adults with limited eyesight, deaf and/or assistive devices

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: 

Being a long-time member of the Association and returning to your events year after year, I have always come away with helpful information, creative ideas, and a renewed passion for our industry. I also enjoy attending the national events to bring innovative programs and new trends back to the daycares I serve in New York State.  It is with this enthusiasm and excitement that I humbly accept the nomination to join your Board of Directors and I look forward to many more years of a mutually beneficial relationship with you, NYSADSA. One of the many reasons I would like to join your council is to collaborate more often with professionals in our field, and to share my knowledge and experience with other adult day service providers. 

Having 8 years of health club management experience overseeing operations & sales for multiple facilities in Westchester County I have had exposure to the unique challenges our downstate operators face. While managing senior living communities I learned firsthand the needs of our aging population and I will bring insight on how supportive agencies can work together in this space with the shared goal of postponing institutionalization.  Opening Sunshine Adult Daycare in 2013 has been both a privilege and blessing. Developing the business from the bottom up has given me an education in social daycare and therefor I feel I  can effectively contribute to the mission of NYSADSA by being available to coach and counsel operators at any stage of growth.  Helping others open a social daycare or to help save a struggling daycare gives me great satisfaction. 

As we navigate through this uncertain time for our industry, I have turned my attention to the development & design of virtual wellness programs for social daycare.  Part of this mission is to work closely with Managed Care Organizations to advocate for sustained funding for Virtual Programming.  I hope to share with you our research and product innovation in this space. My long-standing working relationships with the MLTCs allows me to directly contact decision makers and push forward necessary agendas for the adult day industry. Together, we can become a loud voice to advocate for proper funding and support for adult day services. 

Statement to Membership: As a member of Board of Directors for the NYSADSA, I will collaborate with others to develop, implement and manage effective adult programs throughout NYS.  Born in Huntington LI, raised in New Paltz and educated at Binghamton University, I am a native New Yorker with pride for our State’s beauty and diversity.  My passion for serving the public to reach their optimal level of well-being through holistic, comprehensive and nourishing programs began while studying psychology, developed further post-graduate studies in Health Promotion & Wellness Management at Springfield College and flourished as a professional, designing health & wellness programs for corporate worksites, senior communities and adult day centers. 


Treasurer

The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Association, see that records are maintained which accurately reflect sources of income and purpose of disbursement, be responsible for receiving and disbursing funds for the Association and have a financial report prepared and audited or certified for presentation to the Association for each fiscal year. The Treasurer shall submit such report to the Board of Directors and perform all other duties incidental to that office, and such other duties as may be assigned to that office by the President.

Doris Suarez

 


Secretary

The Secretary shall record the minutes of the Association and meetings of the Board of Directors and assure that the notices are duly dispensed in accordance with the provision of the by-laws. The Secretary shall also perform all other duties assigned or deemed necessary by the President or the Board of Directors.

Trinh Bui-Kokkoris


Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served):

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: 

 

Bio for NYSADSA Board Nomination


Regional Representatives

The Regional Representative acts as a liaison between the regional chapter and the Board of Directors, collecting data and information from the local regional chapter, reporting information to the Board of Directors, and bringing information back to the regional chapter.

Region 1 Chair

vacant - still seeking nominations

Region 2 Chair

Susan Streeter


Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): 
Executive Director - Senior Citizens Council of Rome, New York, Inc.

Responsible for the overall direction and management of a four program organization in the city of Rome, NY.  Ensure regulatory compliance with the NYS Office for Aging's Social Adult Day Care Program. Serve 33 seniors with stimulating activities to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional health of this population.

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: I believe I have the experience to help in advancing the policies and positions of our organization.  But most importantly I have passion for our population as I personally experienced several close family members struggle to stay independent individuals living in their own home with their loved ones.  I know the importance of social adult day care services and support in the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and the respite it provides care providers.   

Region 3 Co-Chairs

Jennifer Kelman


Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): 
Built & operate Open Arms Circle SADC since 2012 as well as provide consulting to other centers.

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: I would like to bring my extensive knowledge and expertise of SADC rules and operations to the board, increase downstate membership and provide more support to the NYC (downstate) Centers from NYSADSA and make sure they no longer feel left out. 

 

Allen Shah


Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): 
Director and Co-Owner f Golden Years Senior Program (SADC) for over 6 years. The population is primarily Southeast Asian

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: My experience in the industry in the SADC industry and the connections I have made with other SADCs has driven me to run for the position of the Southern Regional Representative.

 

  

 


 Board Members - at large

These members will provide support and assistance to the Executive Board and Regional Directors.

Emanuil Kalendarev


Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): 
Rego Park Senior Club - Co-Owner, manages the day to day operations of Rego Park Seniors Club LLC, which offer seniors and mentally and physically impaired individuals a variety of activities and opportunities for socialization, along with adult day care services. 

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. Stephen Kim

 

Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): I have worked almost four years at a smaller center that caters to the Korean population. Working with a smaller immigrant population, I have witnessed how SADS can transform lives, and revitalize families and the community. I have done every aspect of this job from cleaning, driving, intakes and enrollment, compliance, creating effective programs, and all the many components of this line of service.

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: Please see letter to the board here.

Statement to Membership: We are unlike other provider of the LTC program, providing positive health outcomes and the many intangibles that benefit not only the individual but the community. Our role is irreplaceable. We are more than the sum of the core services. We are health intermediaries and advocates. We are the personification and encapsulation of participants’ care. Despite the setbacks of the pandemic, there is still much untapped potential in our industry. I am dedicated to fighting for the rights and the recognition we deserve so we may pave a way towards a brighter future for all who need our care. 

Elizabeth Urena

Experience with Adult Day Services (types of centers, populations served): Founder/director of Golden Era SADC. Previous experience also centered elderly through OASAS licensed outpatient program.

Briefly describe why you would like to serve on the NYSADSA Board of Directors, what you feel you will bring to the Association and the Board, and what you would like to accomplish: Since I began to work with the elderly I have discovered a true passion. I believe that New York State Adult Day Services Association does great work, and for this reason, I would like to provide my cultural perspective to the Association. Social Adult Day Cares are essential for our community and our seniors. While working within the SADC industry I can attest to how lives of those