NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Tom Lewis has been elected to succeed Jay Twombly as chairman of the board of directors for Waveny LifeCare Network.
Todd Lampert and John Zaro have been elected board vice chair and treasurer, respectively, and Kelley Franco remains the board's secretary.
Lewis, who first joined the Waveny board in early 2010, saw several landmark initiatives undertaken by the five-star rated organization throughout his tenure to date, including the development and implementation of a strategic plan, the launch of Waveny Home Healthcare, collaboration with Staying Put in New Canaan, and a comprehensive organization-wide rebranding.
“With its relentless focus on quality, it is a privilege to serve such a forward-thinking and well-respected continuum of care like Waveny in this capacity,” said Lewis.
“I look forward to working alongside our talented CEO, capable leadership team and strong board of directors to continue to meet the changing needs and preferences of seniors in New Canaan and the surrounding communities.”
Under Twombly, Lewis served as vice chairman and an active member of Waveny’s executive, finance, inn and compensation committees.
“I am delighted to have Tom with us as Waveny’s board chairman,” said Bill Piper, chief executive officer of Waveny LifeCare Network.
“He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and perspective, as well as a mission-driven sensibility to his position – always with Waveny’s best interests in mind. We are very glad to welcome him into his new role.”
With 25 years in the financial services industry and a long history of civic volunteerism, Lewis brings extensive financial and philanthropic experience to Waveny’s board.
Now director of business development with Bourgeon Capital Management LLC of Darien, he previously spent 23 years with Goldman Sachs & Co. where he retired as partner managing director in 2003, and two years with Alliance Bernstein of New York City.
In addition to prior volunteer experience with Waveny, Lewis currently serves on the New Canaan Conservation Commission and is both a trustee and finance committee member for the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk.
He received a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado.
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of health care to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. For information call 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.