Tom Lewis has been elected to succeed Jay Twombly as chairman of the board of directors for Waveny LifeCare Network.
Under Twombly, Lewis served as vice chairman and was a member of Waveny's Executive, Finance, Inn and Compensation committees. Todd Lampert and John Zaro have been elected board vice chairman and treasurer, respectively, while Kelley Franco remains the board's secretary.
"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," Lewis said. "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."
Lewis, who first joined the Waveny board in early 2010, saw several landmark initiatives undertaken by the 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 organizationwide re-brand.
"I have seen Waveny prepare strategically for the future and adapt nimbly to the challenges posed by a rapidly changing health-care arena," Lewis said. "It is both exciting and rewarding to be part of an organization that has consistently taken on a leadership role in tackling issues of great relevance and importance."
Bill Piper, CEO of Waveny LifeCare Network, said, "I am delighted to have Tom with us as Waveny's board chairman. 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 financial and philanthropic experience to Waveny's board. Now director of business development with Bourgeon Capital Management LLC in Darien, he previously spent 23 years with Goldman Sachs & Co., from which he retired as partner managing director in 2003, and two years with Alliance Bernstein of New York City. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado.
Lewis was a member of the major gifts fundraising committee for The Village, Waveny's assisted living residence for seniors with memory impairment that opened in 2001; a supporter of the capital fund that underpinned the YMCA of New Canaan's remodeling effort; and a former president of the board of trustees for the New Canaan Nature Center. In addition, he serves on the New Canaan Conservation Commission and is both a trustee and finance committee member for the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.