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Join UJA for an inaugural expo to explore demos of the latest assistive technologies for older adults and hear from experts at the intersection of aging and technology. Tech companies and speakers will highlight innovations to address social isolation, memory care, mobility, and more.

We’re excited to announce that Alan J. Patricof of Primetime Partners will give the keynote address. You'll also discover UJA’s dynamic work to empower the 55+ community. Stay tuned for the full lineup of speakers and topics.


This expo is co-hosted by UJA Healthcare, Tech & VC, and Aging Committee.

Is your company interested in reserving a booth at the expo? Contact Kayleh Levy-Weller.

 

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Alan Patricof, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Primetime Partners

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Jonathan Ehrlich 
CEO, T2D2

Jonathan is CEO of T2D2, an artificial intelligence asset inspection software platform used by engineers, architects, and building owners to make their inspection workflow faster, cheaper, and more accurate. Previously, he was co-founder of Lightning Capital, a vertically integrated technology-focused real estate company. Other roles include director of strategy, corporate development and partnerships at ButterflyMX, director of budget and risk management for the $4 billion project to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge, and special assistant to the chairman of the New York State Thruway Authority.
 
Jonathan also serves as a director at large of UJA’s Young Leaders Executive Committee and on the Caring Department Isolation to Inclusion Committee, Aging Workgroup. He is a member of the Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet. He is a past chair of the UJA Observership Program and previously served as a board observer of the New Jewish Home. Jonathan holds a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business.


Beth R. Finkel
State Director AARP New York
 

As state director of AARP New York, Beth R. Finkel leads the most visible and successful organization in the state advocating for New York’s 50-plus population. Beth guides AARP’s powerful lobbying efforts on behalf of its over 2.2 million New York members and their families, which have led to historic New York State reforms, including passage of the Secure Choice Savings, CARE Act, Assisted Living Protections, Anti-Predatory Lending, Paid Family Leave, Affordable Housing and Right to Counsel legislation, Master Plan for Aging, bills on Kincare, and groundbreaking state legislation to improve nursing home conditions, ban utility shutoffs, and allow for universal absentee voting. 

A native New Yorker, Beth holds a Master of Social Work from Yeshiva University in community organizing and a Bachelor of Science from American University in business administration. She and her husband live in Manhattan.


David Finkelstein 
CIO, RiverSpring Living

David is an IT professional with over 30 years of healthcare IT experience in post-acute care. He is involved in IT strategic planning, IT infrastructure, desktop and application support, project management, vendor selection, cybersecurity, risk management, strategic outsourcing, digital transformation, and team building. As CIO of RiverSpring Living, he is responsible for the oversight of all enterprise-wide IT, cybersecurity, and telecommunications functions, and for administering grant funding for interesting technology projects to best serve the staff and residents, patients, and members we serve.   


Joyce F. Fogel, M.D., FACP, AGSF
Clinical Professor 
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Senior Director of Educations for Geriatrics 
Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Dr. Joyce Fogel is involved in community outreach, engagement, and education, spearheading numerous efforts to allow older adults to be more educated consumers of healthcare. She has been practicing geriatric medicine for more than 35 years in urban areas of New York. She joined Beth Israel in 2010 as division chief of Geriatrics. Prior, she was division chief and geriatrician at St Vincent’s Hospital. She maintains an outpatient practice at a comprehensive geriatric program providing care to healthy older adults as well as ongoing care and management of chronic illness in the frail elderly 

Throughout her career, she has been involved with program development and teaching. Her clinical interests include dementia, delirium, and polypharmacy and focusing on individualized care addressing each person’s unique needs and goals. Joyce is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. She attended Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education at City College of the City University of New York and then received her M.D. from SUNY Downstate. She completed her residency in internal medicine at SUNY Downstate-Kings County where she also served as chief resident, followed by a two-year fellowship in geriatrics at New York University Hospital – Bellevue Hospital Center.


Kathryn Haslanger
Chief Executive Office, JASA

Kathryn Haslanger leads JASA, one of New York’s leading providers of aging services, reaching 43,000 older adults with social, recreational, health, housing, cultural and educational services. 

Kathryn came to JASA from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, where she was responsible for devising the organization’s community benefit strategy and developing new community initiatives, including a state-designated health home to serve high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. In addition, she oversaw the organization’s fundraising and volunteer activities. Kathryn previously worked at Maimonides Medical Center, where she was responsible for identifying and developing program and research opportunities to improve the quality and safety of care for patients with multiple chronic illnesses. Before coming to Maimonides, she directed the United Hospital Fund of New York’s analytic work in Medicaid, health insurance coverage, and primary care and coordinated the voluntary community’s efforts to enroll 340,000 New Yorkers in Disaster Relief Medicaid in the wake of September 11th. Kathryn began her career in the City’s Human Resources Administration, where she was responsible for Medicaid home care and community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities.

Trained in law and policy analysis, Kathryn has honors degrees from Brown University, Boston College Law School, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She is a board member of The Commonwealth Fund, the Human Services Council, and the New York e-Health Collaborative. 


Stuart Kaplan
CEO, Selfhelp Community Services

A forward-thinking executive with extensive experience in healthcare administration, Stuart provides strategic, fiscal, and operational stewardship for nonprofit, health, human services, and affordable housing organizations.   

Stuart’s commitment to the wider New York community is shown by his committee and board participation in many service organizations. In 2023, he was appointed to the New York State Master Plan on Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of LeadingAge New York, where he was president of the state-wide Housing Cabinet. Stuart is active in LeadingAge, Washington, D.C., where he serves on the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST). He is an ardent advocate for the development of senior housing with services models and is immediate past treasurer of the Board of the Global Ageing Network. Locally, Stuart co-chaired UJA’s Federation Agency Executive Network. He was executive vice president at St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, serving children with special healthcare needs and terminal illnesses. Stuart holds a master’s in business administration from Bernard M. Baruch College and is a past president of Bernard M. Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine Health Care Administration Alumni Association.


Ruth Raskas
Entrepreneurial Leader

Ruth has led growth and operational teams for over 20 years in health care and not-for-profit organizations. She can see a vision, identify new growth areas, and implement pathways to optimize performance and bring expertise in data, analytics, and technology to drive efficiencies, improve outcomes, and reduce cost. Ruth is passionate about driving organizational change management that is critical for transformation.

In May Ruth will become president and COO of LiveWell Partners, a network of home care providers. Most recently, she was the inaugural chief growth officer at UJA-Federation, where she was responsible for creating a new department comprising systems, data, and analytics to optimize UJA’s portfolio, including fundraising, grantmaking, and new models of digital engagement. Prior to working in the not-for-profit space, Ruth spent 20 years in health care. She was responsible for driving innovation for Anthem (now Elevance Health), leading market strategy for Anthem’s Artificial Intelligence Unit. She led the introduction of digital products, including telehealth, into the physician market and helped open Anthem’s Israel office to establish a pipeline of healthcare technology to bring to the U.S. 

Ruth has served on multiple boards for over two decades. She also serves as a judge for the Arch Grants Startup Competition. In addition, Ruth is a member of the Advisory Board of MDIHealth. Ruth received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law School. 


Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh
President and CEO, CaringKind 

With nearly two decades of experience in senior living and health care, Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh has revolutionized long-term care, residential living, and memory care centers throughout her career. As a former CEO of the Alzheimer's Association's Connecticut Chapter, Eleonora achieved significant milestones during her 7+ years at the helm. Under her transformative leadership, she more than doubled the organization's revenue and spearheaded statewide dementia training initiatives that reached over 140 facilities, all in collaboration with the Department of Labor.

Beyond her operational achievements, Eleonora has been a trailblazer in early-stage care. Her drive led to the creation of a statewide early-stage group, while also securing much-needed funding for the state. Fully dedicated to enriching knowledge and improving industry standards, Eleonora held the position of chairperson at the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA), where she developed an Executive Director course with a comprehensive, statewide curriculum.

Earning well-deserved recognition, Eleonora has been named to the 2021, 2022, and 2023 City & State Health Care Power List 100. Currently, as president and CEO of CaringKind, Eleonora continues to break new ground in Alzheimer's caregiving.



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