NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Waveny LifeCare Network of New Canaan announced the appointment of two women to key leadership positions at the nonprofit eldercare organization.
Bill Piper, Chief Executive Officer of Waveny LifeCare Network, appointed Lynn Iverson, RN, LNHA, MBA as campus administrator and Edlira Curis to Vice President of Development.
Iverson will oversee the operations of the healthcare-focused services, programs and residences on Waveny’s main campus, including Waveny Care Center. Curis will be responsible for directing Waveny’s fundraising efforts and major campaigns. Both will play active roles on the organization’s leadership team.
A registered nurse and licensed administrator with more than 30 years of both clinical and managerial experience in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation and long-term care nursing settings, Iverson most recently served as Administrator for St. Joseph Living Center, a 120-bed non-profit skilled rehabilitation and long-term care facility in Willimantic. for nine years. Simultaneously, she held volunteer leadership positions with Leading Age of Connecticut, a membership organization representing over 130 non-profit healthcare provider organizations within the state, of which Waveny is a long-standing member.
“I am very excited to become a member of Waveny LifeCare Network leadership, and I look forward to working with our team to further develop our programs and services,” said Iverson. “I am fortunate to be joining such a well-respected organization that prides itself on service excellence.”
A professional fundraiser with experience in all aspects of Development, including soliciting major gifts for Annual Giving programs and Capital Campaigns, Curis was most recently involved with The Giving Collaborative – a philanthropy firm that provides counsel and assistance to non-profit organizations seeking to grow their philanthropy programs. Prior, she devoted ten years of service to independent schools, during which she worked on several campaigns including a $10 million campaign for Rippowam Cisqua School of Bedford, N.Y. and a $6 million campaign for Lauralton Hall, a girls high school in Milford.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed stepping into my new role and getting to know Waveny’s many loyal friends and supporters,” said Curis. “I am inspired by our meaningful conversations and the evident level of support and generosity that Waveny receives from the community. As a fundraising professional, it’s highly rewarding to work for a mission-driven organization like Waveny, whose values are aligned so well with the needs and priorities of the community it serves.”
Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the changing needs of older adults from all areas.