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David Jones, Ph.D.

President

Dr. Jones is a Clinical Psychologist in his 40th year of practice in the Pasadena area. He began his services for the CAS Board in March of 2011, and is the chair of the nominating and the development committees of the board. In the past, Dr. Jones has served on two other nonprofit boards and two advisory boards, all in the area of medical healthcare. He currently serves on the Credentials Committee of the Medical Staff of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

Frank Cunningham

Director

Frank J. Cunningham-CO-Owner Gently Guided LLC a Personalized Referral Service for Senior Living Options

Frank Cunningham has a heart for aiding seniors and their families and considers helping the elderly find safe and secure facilities his mission in life; in short he sees it as soul work.

Frank’s RCFE Certification provides him with a deep understanding of the workings of senior care facilities and through this expertise he is able to ease the process of placement for seniors and their loved ones.

Prior to becoming an owner of Gently Guided LLC, he started Care Patrol of San Gabriel Valley as a Senior Care Consultant in 2013.

Frank spent many years in various management positions in corporate America, sharpening his skills in education, facilitation and counseling which he considers his gifts. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Masters in Counseling Psychology. As a result he boasts a unique insight and understanding of families and their needs for eldercare.

Frank has lived in Southern California since 1989 and enjoys being with his three adult children and his eight grandchildren. He is also the president of MAPS SGV a local non-profit whose mission is helping local seniors as well as a Board of Director at the Convalescent Aid Society.

John Calderone, Ph.D.

Director

John A. Calderone, Ph.D. had been the Chief Executive Officer of Olympia Medical Center from 2006 until his retirement at the end of 2015.

John has over 40 years experience in the healthcare industry. Before assuming his last position, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Corona Regional Medical Center in Corona, California, Chief Executive Officer of College Hospital and Coastal Communities Hospital in Orange County, California and Chief Operating Officer of Doctors Hospital in Santa Ana and Santa Ana Medical Center in Santa Ana, California.

Previously, Dr. Calderone held positions at a corporate level for over ten years with three different healthcare systems, where he directed the marketing, planning, and business development functions. His last corporate role was with Summit Health, Ltd.

Prior to entering the healthcare field, Dr. Calderone was employed at the General Electric Company for over four years in the Transportation Systems Business Operations Division as manager of employee programs. He also was the Chief Executive Officer of Serenity Hall Incorporated a not for profit chemical dependency psychiatric network of inpatient and outpatient facilities in Pennsylvania. Throughout his career, he has been an adjunct professor teaching at several different universities. He served on the Board of Directors of several community organizations such as the YMCA, American Cancer Society and Inland Empire Health Plan.

Dr. Calderone was named the 2013 recipient of the 4th Annual Healthcare Administrator Award, presented by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). He served on the Board of Directors for the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) for over fifteen years, its Executive Committee for seven years. He was the 2014 Chairman of the Hospital Association of Southern California. Additionally, he served on the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee for the California Hospital Association (CHA). He also was appointed and served on the Board of Directors for the California Hospital Quality Institute. Dr. Calderone holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a postdoctoral degree in Psychology from Edinboro University.

Currently, he is also serving on the Board of Directors of the National Health Foundation, Los Angeles, California.

Renee Concialdi, MBA

Vice President / Treasurer

President and Owner of Right at Home, In Home Care & Assistance of Pasadena, California. With a genuine sense of caring and compassion for seniors and adults who can benefit from care during a time of need, Renée finds it extremely rewarding to be able to help our community and loved ones. Caregiving is a gift and passion that Renée developed at early age supporting a family member with a disability. This experience made Renée realize how critical it is for those in need, to have the ability to stay Right at Home, where they are happy and comfortable with skilled support from those who care. Renée brings 20+ years of executive leadership managing organizations and teams locally, nationally and globally. Renée’s 20+ years of experience spans a broad range of areas in client service, relationship, communication and operations management, compliance, product, program, financial and risk management. Renée’s broad executive experience positioned her well to transition from corporate leadership to business ownership in an area perfectly matched to her passion to help others, utilizing her strong foundation of continued caregiving and business success. Renée also returns home to Pasadena California, where she was born and raised and three generations of her family lived, worked and contributed to the community.

Patricia Chin, DNS, RN

Director

Dr. Patricia A. Chin is a Professor Emerita of California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Chin’s four decade professional nursing career includes medical-surgical nursing, cardiac intensive care nursing, psychiatric health nursing and legal consultation on nursing negligence. As a member of the Cal State LA faculty, she taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and served in various positons, including Nurse Counselor, Associate Director and the Director of the School of Nursing.

Dr. Chin earned a diploma from Capital City School of Nursing, D.C. General Hospital, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from California State University Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Nursing Science from the University of San Diego. She is a member of the Nu Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Dr. Chin’s scholarly publications, presentation and activities have been in the areas of: vulnerable and underserved populations, domestic violence, powerlessness, change and change theory, coping with mental and behavioral issues during changes in health states, rehabilitation, and nursing case management.

Active in her community, she has been a board member of the East San Gabriel Chapter of the American Red Cross, Monterey Park Boys and Girls Club, Garfield Medical Center Board of Governors, Soroptimist International and the Soroptimist Village Foundation Board, a subsidized senior housing facility. She chaired a “Commission on the State of the City of Monterey Park” and served two terms on the Monterey Park Planning Commission.

Mark Gamble

Director

Mark Gamble is the Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer with the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), which is a regional trade association that represents 184 hospitals and health systems in Southern California. The mission of HASC is to lead, represent and serve hospitals and their related organizations, working collaboratively with our members and other stakeholders to improve health and health care in the communities we serve.

Mark, who has been with HASC for more than 23 years, has an extensive background in public policy and advocacy, and currently serves as the senior executive responsible for a majority of HASC’s departments, including: quality and patient safety; community health improvement; hospital human resource management; patient access services; education, publications and membership; and HASC’s internal operations.

Jouslynn Griffin

Secretary

Jouslynn Griffin is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in all environments. She is the Founder of J. Griffin Consulting Partners, a firm focused on racial advocacy work. Jouslynn is a dedicated public service professional with over 15 years of HR experience. Presently a Senior Human Resources Analyst at the City of Pasadena, she possesses comprehensive human resources expertise in recruitment, selection, classification, and employment services practices. Before joining the city, Jouslynn worked as the Managing Analyst of the Personnel Commission at the Pasadena Unified School District.

Jouslynn is passionate about community involvement and joined the Convalescent Aid Society in 2020. She is active in the faith-based community and the Girl Scouts of America. Jouslynn holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and resides in Altadena.

Denise Jackson

Director

Denise L. Jackson, a native Los Angelean resides in Pasadena, CA where she spent her formative years. She is a graduate of Westmont College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American University, with a Master of Public Administration.

Denise’s has been spent her career as a human resource professional and educator. Among her employers are: Neiman Marcus, Snyder Diamond, Republic Pictures, the Walt Disney Company, Career Educations and she is currently senior director of human resources for Pacific Clinics. Denise is also a long-time instructor at UCLA Extension teaching in the Human Resources Certificate Program.

Community service, life-long learning, mentoring and the arts are the causes about which Denise is passionate. Other board work includes the Board of Trustees at Westmont College and chairperson of the Westmont College Alumni Advisory Council. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Lori Judson, Ph.D., RN, NP

Director

Dr. Judson is currently the Director of the Chin Family Institute for Nursing at California State University, Los Angles. She retired as the Director of the School of Nursing and professor at California State University, Los Angeles in 2016. She also served as the Project Director for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grant through HealthImpact from 2012- 2016.

Dr. Judson graduated from a diploma program in Nursing at Madison General Hospital, Madison, WI. She completed her BSN at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Masters of Science in Nursing at UCLA and her PhD at the University of San Diego. She has a post-master’s Nurse Practitioner certificate from Cal State LA.

Following clinical practice in Emergency Nursing, Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care, Dr. Judson began her career at Cal State LA in 1976 as a Visiting Professor for the School of Nursing and served many years as an adjunct professor and lead Pediatric instructor. In 1997 she joined the School of Nursing faculty on the tenure track.

Her research interests and publications include the care of chronically ill children, simulation in nursing education, and academic practice partnerships. She received the Cal State LA Distinguished Women Award in 2009 and has been awarded Sigma Theta Tau Nu Mu President’s Award three times for her work on the annual School of Nursing Evidence-Based Research Forum held at Cal State LA.

Dr. Judson’s career path also includes 21 years in the Army Nurse Corps, United Sates Army Reserve, where she served as the Chief Nurse for the 349th Combat Support Hospital, Bell, CA and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Carol Ann Kirby

Director

Carol Ann Kirby has led marketing campaigns for two of America’s most recognized brands: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and Motel 6. As Chief Marketing Officer/Executive Vice President of Accor North America, she held marketing responsibility for several brands, including Motel 6, Red Roof Inn and Sofitel. Ms. Kirby began her career as a senior consultant with Cap Gemini, working in the strategic marketing and branding areas. Her primary was focus was the introduction of technological innovation to the consumer market. Her campaigns have received many awards, including the Clio, Cannes Advertising, Mercury and Hermes awards. She holds an MBA from UCLA, and an MA from Boston University in government and organization theory. Currently she is working with non-profit community organizations, and is a Director of the Pasadena Humane Society and the Convalescent Aid Society.

Eileen Koons, MSW, ACSW

Secretary

Eileen Koons is director of Huntington Memorial Hospital’s Senior Care Network in Pasadena, California. SCN’s community-based programs include home and community-based care coordination, health education, information and resources for adults and older adults with disabilities and family caregivers.

She serves the aging and disability community through leadership and advisory roles locally and statewide including the MSSP Site Association board as immediate past president, Azusa Pacific University social work department advisory board, USC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center community advisory board, and Convalescent Aid Society board. She was awarded a Practice Change Fellowship 2009-11, for leaders in geriatric care funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies. Previous roles include Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging planning supervisor and planner; and she began her career as a hospital social worker. She graduated from the CSU Long Beach Master of Social Work degree program in the older adults and families concentration, and holds ACSW certification through the National Association of Social Workers.

Kimberly Moss

Director

V.P. of Operations and Owner of Pegasus Home Health Care in Glendale, California. With over two decades in her field, Kimberly’s passion to care for others has guided her career and helped grow her company to become one of the leaders in the Home Health Care industry. In addition to caring for patients and their families, Kimberly is passionate about providing a nurturing environment where employees have the opportunity to learn, grow and feel a sense of pride in what they do.

Kimberly began her services for the CAS Board in July of 2015 and currently serves on the Development Committee. In addition, Kimberly has served as the Event Chair for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 annual event, The Gourmet Garden Party.

In her personal time Kimberly enjoys running, hiking and kayaking. Her happy place is anywhere that she can spend time with her husband and with her large extended family. At the heart of the family is Kimberly’s beloved, sharp-as-a-tack, 96 year old grandmother, Sara who still resides in her own home with a caregiver.

Stanley Pine

Director

Stanley Pine is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. He joined the Convalescent Aid Society in 2015 to work with the warehouse staff repairing equipment. In 2018 he was elected to the Board of Directors. He views the CAS as an amazing non-profit organization serving the community in a very unique area of need.

Dr. Pine worked in the chemistry profession for over 60 years. He served in regional and national leadership positions in science and education. In 2003 he was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (60,000 members). He has been recognized for his role in science education and chemical safety and has been honored as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as a Fellow for the American Chemical Society.

Mark Rice

Director

Mark is a pro bono consultant, providing guidance on strategy, communications, website design and grant writing for several local nonprofits, including Pasadena Community Foundation and Jericho Road. He loves the work done by the Convalescent Aid Society and joined the Board in 2016. In addition, he is on the Board of Journey House, which provides support for former foster youth, and Grandview Foundation, which provides substance abuse assistance.

Prior to that, Mark was Program Director of the Los Angeles office of Taproot Foundation and grant writer for Barlow Respiratory Hospital.

Before shifting to the nonprofit world in 2009, Mark had a successful 30-year career in marketing and advertising at Ogilvy and MindShare providing marketing and advertising insights for a number of large US and global clients.

Marilyn Smith

Director

Marilyn M. Smith is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of both the University of Southern California (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (Juris Doctor).

Marilyn is a member of the California Bar and an accomplished civil trial lawyer. She is also a trusted personal legal advisor in the community.

Marilyn’s initial career aspiration was to join the medical profession as a research biologist. She changed to law as a way to use more of her “people” skills along with her academic achievements. Her legal career has frequently involved the medical community and handling medical issues, including personal injury cases, elder and dependent adult abuse cases, medical malpractice cases, and interfacing with doctors, nurses and hospital personnel. Her dedication to service, her public speaking skills, and the combination of a science background and love of all things medical, have been significant assets in her successful career.

Marilyn joined the CAS Board in part due to her commitment to helping the most vulnerable of our society, and providing assistance to those in need.

She is the owner of a busy private practice law firm in Pasadena, California, and specializes in personal-based civil litigation, including elder law, elder/dependent adult abuse, family law and contested conservatorship cases. Marilyn has specialized training in mental health and substance abuse issues which arise frequently in the cases she handles.

Marilyn has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2020 (an organization recognizing only the top 5% of lawyers), and has been voted a Pasadena Top Attorney for each year from 2010-2018. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Pasadena Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. She was admitted to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization which confers membership on courtroom lawyers with verified significant trial experience.

Prior to joining the CAS Board in 2017, she served on the Board of Directors of Pasadena-based 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation and performance of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Ms. Smith also is a member of the La Canada Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Vice-Chair of the La Canada Public Safety Commission.

Wenjay Sung

Director

Dr. Wenjay Sung is an award-winning physician who utilizes functional and regenerative therapies for all of his patients. He has co-founded a visualization solutions company, Splendid 4D, with studios in Beijing, China and Hollywood, CA. Dr. Sung completed his advanced surgical fellowship at the ACFAS recognized Weil Foot-Ankle & Orthopedic Institute (2011, Chicago, IL) after graduating as chief resident from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2010). He is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Sung has authored numerous clinical research and academic review articles that have been published in distinguished peer-review journals. He was awarded the ACFAS Clinical and Scientific Research Grant and has won several professional awards in his career including the Rising Star Award from the California Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Sung has been quoted by numerous press outlets (WSJ, Marketwatch), print magazines (Shape, WebMD, Readers Digest), and was also featured in Buzzfeed media.

Philip Swan

Director

Philip A. Swan has had a 35 year career in the investment management business and currently serves as a Vice President of UBS Wealth Management in Downtown Los Angeles. Previously he was Director of Investor Relations at Griffis Residential, a private equity real estate firm based in Denver, CO, and before that held a variety of positions related to sales, marketing, and client service at The Capital Group, a global money management firm, in Los Angeles, CA. He is Board Chair of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, a director of the National Audubon Society, a trustee of Colorado College, and a director of the Della Martin Foundation, the Ann Peppers Foundation and the Cygnet Foundation (the Swan family foundation whose focus is on supporting conservation efforts in Southern California).

Additionally, he serves on the Board of Governors of The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Phil received a B.A. cum laude in History from Colorado College. He is a life long Pasadena/South Pasadena/San Marino resident with a son at San Marino High School and a daughter at Westridge School. Phil’s first interaction with Convalescent Aid Society dates back to the 1970s when he and his parents picked up a number of items to help a grandparent who was recovering from a broken hip.

David Jones, Ph.D.

President

Dr. Jones is a Clinical Psychologist in his 40th year of practice in the Pasadena area. He began his services for the CAS Board in March of 2011, and is the chair of the nominating and the development committees of the board.

Renee Concialdi,MBA

Vice President / Treasurer

President and Owner of Right at Home, In Home Care & Assistance of Pasadena, California. With a genuine sense of caring and compassion for seniors and adults who can benefit from care during a time of need,...

Eileen Koons, MSW, ACSW

Secretary

Eileen Koons is director of Huntington Memorial Hospital’s Senior Care Network in Pasadena, California. SCN’s community-based programs include home and community-based care coordination, health education,...

John Calderone, Ph.D.

Director

John A. Calderone, Ph.D. had been the Chief Executive Officer of Olympia Medical Center from 2006 until his retirement at the end of 2015.

Patricia Chin, DNS, RN

Director

Dr. Patricia A. Chin is a Professor Emerita of California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Chin’s four decade professional nursing career includes medical-surgical nursing, cardiac intensive care nursing, psychiatric health nursing and legal consultation on nursing negligence.

Frank Cunningham

Director

Frank J. Cunningham-CO-Owner Gently Guided LLC a Personalized Referral Service for Senior Living Options. Frank Cunningham has a heart for aiding seniors and their families and considers helping the elderly find safe and secure facilities his mission in life...

Mark Gamble

Director

Mark Gamble is the Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer with the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), which is a regional trade association that represents 184 hospitals and health systems in Southern California.

Jouslynn Griffin

Director

Jouslynn Griffin is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in all environments. She is the Founder of J. Griffin Consulting Partners, a firm focused on racial advocacy work. Jouslynn is a dedicated public service professional with over 15 years of HR experience.

Denise Jackson

Director

Denise L. Jackson, a native Los Angelean resides in Pasadena, CA where she spent her formative years. She is a graduate of Westmont College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American University, with a Master of Public Administration.

Lori Judson, Ph.D., RN, NP

Director

Dr. Judson is currently the Director of the Chin Family Institute for Nursing at California State University, Los Angles. She retired as the Director of the School of Nursing and professor at California State University, Los Angeles in 2016.

Carol Ann Kirby

Director

Carol Ann Kirby has led marketing campaigns for two of America’s most recognized brands: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and Motel 6. As Chief Marketing Officer/Executive Vice President of Accor North America, she held marketing responsibility for several brands, including...

Kimberly Moss

Director

V.P. of Operations and Owner of Pegasus Home Health Care in Glendale, California. With over two decades in her field, Kimberly’s passion to care for others has guided her career and helped grow her company to become one of the leaders in the Home Health Care industry.

Irene Paredes

Director

Anne Peterson

Director

Stanley Pine

Director

Stanley Pine is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. He joined the Convalescent Aid Society in 2015 to work with the warehouse staff repairing equipment. In 2018 he was elected to the Board of Directors.

Mark Rice

Director

Mark is a pro bono consultant, providing guidance on strategy, communications, website design and grant writing for several local nonprofits, including Pasadena Community Foundation and Jericho Road.

Marilyn Smith

Director

Marilyn M. Smith is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of both the University of Southern California (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (Juris Doctor).

Wenjay Sung

Director

Dr. Wenjay Sung is an award-winning physician who utilizes functional and regenerative therapies for all of his patients. He has co-founded a visualization solutions company, Splendid 4D, with studios in Beijing, China and Hollywood, CA.

Philip Swan

Director

Philip A. Swan has had a 35 year career in the investment management business and currently serves as a Vice President of UBS Wealth Management in Downtown Los Angeles. Previously he was Director of Investor Relations at Griffis Residential, ...

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