SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IOA’s Board of Directors today announced that Dr. David Werdegar has retired as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named J. Thomas Briody, MHSc as the organization’s new President and CEO.
“David’s extraordinary vision and leadership guided IOA to its position as the Bay Area’s most innovative and valuable health care organization for older adults,” said Anthony G. Wagner, Board Chairman of IOA. “Tom’s expertise will further enhance IOA’s ability to meet the evolving needs and preferences of older adults in the Bay Area.”
Tom served as President of the Continuing Care Division of the Catholic Health System of Buffalo, New York. Among his many accomplishments was integrating the independently operated skilled nursing facilities and developing a fully integrated continuum of elder care services that included skilled nursing, home health and community care management.
“The Board has complete confidence that Tom is the right person to be our next President and CEO,” added Wagner. “Tom’s 25 years of leadership in the continuum of elder care services, coupled with the breadth and depth of his expertise in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors makes him the ideal individual to undertake leadership of IOA as it continues its focus on quality and advancement.”
Institute on Aging (IOA) is a community-based, non-profit organization providing supportive health and social services to older adults and their families in San Francisco, Marin, and the Peninsula. IOA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community. IOA fulfills this mission for a diverse community by developing and providing innovative programs in health, creative arts, spiritual support, education and research. Visit www.IOAging.org for more information.
IOA Communications Director
Janet Howell, 415-750-4140 ext. 227
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