The Commission for an Age-friendly NYC 

The Commission for an Age-friendly NYC is helping to change the culture of New York City to make it more inclusive of older adults.

Originally appointed by Mayor Bloomberg in 2010, and reseated by Mayor de Blasio in 2015 and 2019, the Commission is comprised of civic leaders from across sectors and disciplines working to develop the overall strategy for Age-friendly inclusive of both the public and private sectors. The Commission has helped New York City become a global leader in the age-friendly cities movement through an array of innovative projects, many of which have been replicated or adapted in other parts of the world. 

The Commission is co-chaired by Kevin Crain, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Audrey Weiner, Immediate Past President of The New Jewish Home and Fund for the Aged.   

 

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    Co-Chair, Kevin Crain | Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Financial Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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    Co-Chair, Audrey Weiner | Immediate Past President & CEO, The New Jewish Home and Fund for the Aged

Kevin F. Crain (Co-Chair)
Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Financial Solutions
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Audrey S. Weiner (Co-Chair)
Immediate Past President and Chief Executive Officer
The New Jewish Home and Fund for the Aged

Saima Ajmal
Section Chief of Geriatrics
Bellevue Healthcare Center

Susan Beane
Vice President and Medical Director
Healthfirst

Jo Ivey Boufford
Clinical Professor of Global Public Policy
College of Global Public Health at New York University

Sheldon Fine
President and Director
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH)

Beth Finkel
State Director
AARP New York

Linda P. Fried
Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Senior Vice President
Columbia University Medical Center

Annamarie Gentile
Supervising Partner
Angiuli and Gentile, LLP

Adele Gulfo
Chief of Commercial Development
Roivant Sciences

Helen R. Hamlin
Main Representative
International Federation on Ageing
United Nations

Wayne Ho
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.

Tom Kamber
Founder and Executive Director
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)

Jed A. Levine
President and Chief Executive Officer
CaringKind

Deirdre M.W. Lok
Assistant Director and General Counsel
Weinberg Center for Elder Justice
Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Gregory Macias
Chief Operating Officer
SAGE

Rebecca McGinnis
Senior Managing Educator, Accessibility
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Eric Mendel
Chief Executive Officer
Avenir Healthcare Group

Edward I. Mills
Principal Architect
Edward I. Mills + Associates, Architects P.C.

Jacqueline B. Mondros
Dean of the School of Social Welfare
Assistant Vice President of Social Determinants of Health
Stony Brook University SUNY

Allison Nickerson
Executive Director
LiveOn NY

Nora OBrien-Suric
President
Health Foundation for Western and Central New York

Joan Pastore
Executive Director
AMICO

Laura Pugliese
Deputy Director
Healthcare Innovation Lab (HITLAB)

Carol Raphael
Senior Advisor
Manatt Health

Carol Reid
Director
Eileen Dugan Senior Center

Jonathan F. P. Rose
President and Founder
Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC

John Wallis Rowe
Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging 
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Deirdre Scott
Founder
DesignPolice

Denise Scott
Executive Vice President
National and Local Programs
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Aviva Sufian
Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Martha A. Sullivan
Executive Director
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

Julio A. Urbina
Vice President
Director, Healthy Aging Program
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Sandi Vito
Executive Director
1199 SEIU, Training and Employment Funds

EX-OFFICIO

Judith A. Salerno
President
The New York Academy of Medicine

Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez
Commissioner
Department for the Aging 

Victor Calise
Commissioner
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Corey Johnson
Speaker
New York City Council

Margaret Chin
Chair, Committee on Aging
New York City Council

Paul Vallone
Committee on Aging
New York City Council

Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President

Gale Brewer
Manhattan Borough President

Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Bronx Borough President

Melinda Katz
Queens Borough President

James S. Oddo
Staten Island Borough President