Sharon was promoted to the Division Director of AgeWell at the JCC at the end of August and oversees all older adult programming, program expansions, as well as continuing her role as an AgeWell Pittsburgh coordinator. Previously, Sharon was the Assistant Department Director and supervised community-wide expansion of evidenced-based and evidence-informed programs. She has also held the position of Health and Wellness Program Coordinator for older adults. Sharon holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Florida in Speech-Language Pathology and is licensed to practice in both Florida and Pennsylvania. She is certified in SilverSneakers Exercise, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease, Enhanced Fitness, Healthy Steps for Older Adults, UCLA Longevity Center’s Memory Training, and Partners in Care Foundation HomeMeds Medication Assurance Program, plus several other programs. Sharon can be reached at [email protected], 412-6973533.
Darlene was promoted to the Department Director of AgeWell at the JCC at the end of August and oversees all of the senior center programming and the continued national accreditation process through the National Institute of Senior Centers. She also manages the quality tiers and reporting information to Allegheny County Department of Human Services Area Agency on Aging. Darlene is also an active member of the JCC’s Quality Improvement Committee. Darlene is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with experience supervising Behavioral Health Outpatient programs. Within the AgeWell at the JCC office, Darlene has overseen the accreditation of the program serving older adults. Prior to joining AgeWell at the JCC, Darlene supervised a team providing in-home supports and services. Darlene can be reached at [email protected], 412-697-3517.
Amy is a Program Coordinator and an Information and Referral Specialist. She has her Master of Social Work (MSW) and has worked at the JCC since 1998, originally in Family Place where she provided socialization, support and parenting skills to new parents and their children. Since joining the AgeWell department in 2007, Amy has been responsible for developing and implementing the CheckMates peer telephone reassurance program, recruiting and training older adult volunteers, implementing and coordinating outreach efforts and making necessary referrals for older adults within and outside of the AgeWell Pittsburgh network. Amy can be reached at [email protected], 412-697-3528.
Marsha is the Program Coordinator for Healthy Aging. Prior to joining the AgeWell office, she served as the Assistant Fitness Director at the JCC for 10 years. In her current role, Marsha is responsible for coordinating new and ongoing health and wellness programs for older adults through Agewell, while also continuing her work with the phase III Cardiac Rehab program, personal training and teaching group exercise classes within the Fitness & Wellness Department. Marsha can be reached at [email protected], 412 -339-5405.
Madeline joined the AgeWell at the JCC staff as a Program Coordinator in September 2018. Prior to joining the AgeWell team, she completed an AmeriCorps service year program under the National Health Corps at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Madeline holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health from the University of Maryland. In her new role at the JCC, she will oversee the expansion of various programs for older adults, including the HomeMeds Medication Assurance program. Madeline can be reached at [email protected], 412-697-1186.
Michelle joined the AgeWell at the JCC as Program Coordinator in July 2018. She is a licensed social worker with an MSW from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to accepting this position, Michelle worked extensively with seniors and adults in community health and mental health settings connecting them to community resources that promoted independent living, socialization, and skill building. At AgeWell, Michelle is using her organizational skills to assist in making general procedures more streamlined and efficient. Michelle can be reached at [email protected] , 412-697-3515.
Debbie is a Program Coordinator in the AgeWell office. She is responsible for the J Café, the Kosher senior congregate meal program, and assists with other AgeWell at the JCC programing. Originally from England, Debbie joined the AgeWell staff in September 2017, drawing from her experience as an entrepreneur and business manager. Debbie can be reached at [email protected], 412-339-5405.